Castlevania Launch Date Emerges From The Shadows
The fall is typically the most competitive time of year for the game industry, and it's almost inevitable that several big games will go head-to-head on the same dates.
Today, Konami announced the finalized launch date for the hotly anticipated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow; it'll be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 5. Developed by Mercury Steam with the help of Kojima Productions, the latest iteration in this long-running series "introduces a fresh and radical re-imagining" of the series. You will play as Gabriel Belmont (voiced by Robert Carlyle), a member of the legendary vampire-hunting Belmont clan, and you must track down the Lords of Shadow to unite the pieces of a relic called "The God Mask." If you can manage this, you will "purify the world" and have the power to bring the dead back to life. Featuring over 50 stages, over 45 different enemies, 40 possible combo attacks, and mammoth bosses, this one ought to be a blast. You'll also be tested in the platforming and puzzle-solving categories as well. The catch? It has to compete with Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which releases on the very same day. Which one will you spring for? ...how's about both?
We definitely want to play both. But if you really only plan to nab one, we'll be sure to let you know which is the better buy, in our opinion.
Related Game(s): Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
8/19/2010 12:16:32 PM Ben Dutka