Tag Archives: lords of shadow
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 | 15:00 GMT
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 21:01 BST
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate may have been pushed into 2013, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ogle a few screenshots and concept art for the game in the interim. Head over to Gematsu for a look. Mercury Steam’s Mirror of Fate will be released on 3DS.
Sat, Jun 02, 2012 | 18:27 BST
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be the conclusion to the saga, according to the game’s producer Dave Cox.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 12:58 BST
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 | 20:57 BST
Konami has announced via the official Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Facebook page that the game’s DLC, Reverie, has been delayed for Xbox 360.
Wed, Oct 06, 2010 | 20:06 BST
Interested in watching the first fifteen minutes of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow? You’re in luck, then, because we’ve got exactly that posted below the break for you.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 15:27 BST
Reviews are going live for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and it looks as though critics are pretty pleased with Mercury Steam’s revamp of the classic franchise.
The lowest score so far is an 8/10, and we’ve grabbed as many as we’ve seen so far, and posted the list below the break.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 15:07 BST
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer David Cox has said the main character in the game, Gabriel, was originally a barbarian until Hideo Kojima told him he needed to re-think the character a bit.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 | 20:29 BST
Konami has sent over some lovely screens and a release date for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Thu, Jun 17, 2010 | 03:25 BST
Update: Now with more E3 trailer!
Original: Konami announced that Mercury Steam’s take on the Castlevania franchise, Lords of Shadow will be released this fall.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 | 18:25 GMT
Konami’s David Cox has tweeted that the footage shown so far for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has been taken straight from in-game footage.
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 | 21:03 GMT
Konami bosses decided to initially announce Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as “Lords of Shadow” as they were nervous at the reaction to such a diversion from the IP’s standard formula, Konami Euro dev boss Dave Cox has told GameReactor.
“It was quite a radical departure from what had gone before with Castlevania, and there was a little bit of nervousness that perhaps it wouldn’t be accepted as a Castlevania game,” Cox said of the title’s Games Convention reveal in 2008.
He added: “As this was quite a big departure from what people knew about Caastlevania, senior management took the decision that we were going to announce it as Lords of Shadow, see what the reaction is, and if it’s a good one then this would become a fully-fledged Castlevania.”
The fact Konami was pimping weirdy fighter Castlevania Judgment at the time didn’t help, either.
“Not only that, but as you probably remember, we were showing Castlevania Judgment at the time, and it was felt that we didn’t want to take the focus away from that particular game,” Cox said.
Cox went on to say that Lords of Shadow had been pitched and green-lit as a Castlevania game.
The title was confirmed at E3 this year to be a pet Kojima project. Patrick Stewart’s involved in VO, and trailers have shown stunning form.
It’s out next year for PS3 and 360.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 18:39 BST
Two lonely screens for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow were released today at TGS.
Sure there’s only two, but they are lovely to behold.
It’s out next year for PS3 and 360.
Have a look over on Eurogamer.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 21:16 BST
Hideo Kojima has reiterated that his production company is playing more of a supervisory role than anything else with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
He said this already when it was announced at E3, but apparently, he wants to make sure everyone knows it. It’s really Konami Europe’s Dave Cox and Mercury Steam’s baby.
“Kojima Productions is playing more of a support role,” Kojima told to Famitsu. “Castlevania is one of Konami’s most important brands, one that’s seen many releases since the original, and they’ve all been received warmly, but there’s never been a Castlevania created to really satisfy Western gamers. People like Dave were influenced by Castlevania to become game designers, and now they’re making titles like God of War.
“This has become a big project, one with the idea that we needed to make a Castlevania which had that same kind of feverish Western support, and that’s why Kojima Productions came in to help. I think it’s safe to look forward to this title both as a Castlevania game and as an action game.
“It’s got great gameplay and great action, and the graphics are good even to Japanese eyes,” he added.
Kojima’s role so far, he says, is “having them fix things based on my objective viewpoint”, like reworking the hero’s face, which Kojima felt needed to be more “heroic”.
More over on 1UP.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 00:00 BST
Hideo Kojima took the stage during Konami’s press event at E3 this evening and announced Metal Gear games and the Lords of Shadow game.
Nothing real earth shattering, but here is what happened.
- Metal Gear Solid Arcade was announced, and it’s built on the PS3 engine. Comes with special 3D goggles, and is networked so gamers can compete from different arcades. It will release in Japan this year, and Konami is working out now on how to bring it overseas.
- Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker was shown via a video next, and was described as “grim with lots of nuclear war imagery”. Cold War intrigue and the rise of Outer Heaven in Costa Rica in 1974 is mentioned. You will be able to hide under boxes too, apparently, from big men, guns and robot airship-like things. The main character is “Naked Snake”, and it’s set after MGS3 and a true sequel. Kojima did all of the the writing himself and the MGS4 team was heavily involved.
- Metal Gear Solid Rising was next, and showed that Raiden is indeed back. Kojima says it is for next-gen consoles which means 360, PC, and PS3 with no exclusivity.
- The fourth game is the masked one, and what sounded like Patrick Stewart was narrating. Awesome. It’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow with Jason Isaacs as a cast member. It stars a character called Gabriel whose mask can bring the dead back to life. It’s out in 2010 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. Teaser video was full of “hard action” and Kojima notes that this is a new start for the series. Producer, Dave Cox, came on stage and called it a re-imagining that’s not connected to any of the other games in the franchise. The story is of a hero looking for “revenge and retribution” and is being developed by Mercurysteam, with Kojima Productions supervising.
Kojima says that Konami looked to a global audience when deciding which direction to to go with the Castlevania title, and found that the world “demands bloodthirsty action with men that wield crucifix-whips”.
Kojima then left the stage, being replaced by a trailer for Saw and the actor who plays Jigsaw in the movies.
Big thanks, IGN.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 02:24 BST
Konami rumor floating about shows new titles Metal Gear Solid: Peace Maker for PSP and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for Xbox 360 and PS3.
It was accidentally posted on GamesPress.
MGS on PSP is not too much of a stretch, but the adding “Castlevania” to Lords of Shadow despite how much it looks like a one of the titles is a bit surprising.
Also, according to the slip, Metal Gear Solid: Rising is not a 360 exclusive but will head to PC and PS3 as well.
Hopefully the Konami press event on June 3 will reveal more.
Head over to Joystiq for the full thing.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 22:15 BST
The Kojima teaser site has the internet all in a tizzy, and with rumors of the next Metal Gear flying around, a new one for Lords of Shadow has been added to it.
Kombo is reporting that the next PSW magazine, due on stands June 18, shows a silhouette of the main character in Kojima’s next game.
However, the site says it’s not the same game associated with the teaser we have all been eying so closely.
A NeoGAFer has found evidence to support that the game on the cover of PSW is possibly Lords of Shadow, and as we all know, it’s being published by Komani, overseen by Kojima, and developed by another company.
All that being said, Kombo suggests – like us – to take all this as rumor and speculation until more is revealed.
Technically, PSW’s magazine cover isn’t lying, but you can see by the furor it’s causing on forums around the net how easy it is to jump to conclusions.
Pass the aspirin, please.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 06:14 BST
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 15:00 BST
Konami announced Lord of Shadow this morning at Games Convention. We missed it because the EA thing over-ran. From IGN:
At the end of their presentation, a teaser trailer for a mysterious title known as Lords of Shadow was revealed, which depicted a man in armor kneeling in front of a cross in a church. While he appeared to be saying prayers, a gigantic orc-like being ripped its way through the roof and screamed at him. Noticing the interruption, the man reached for the hilt of a weapon and a whip made out of chain emerged. Setting the chain on fire, he swung the chain towards the monster. After a logo screen appeared, the chain retracted its way into the hilt and the teaser ended.
More through the link. It’s out for PS3 and 360 in 2010.