Konami has just announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will see a PC release in late August. This “Ultimate Edition” will include various new PC-centric features (1080p HD graphics, trophy integration through Steam, cloud saving, etc), a new storyline, new weapons and skills, and so on alongside the game’s original content.
Europe’s release date is confirmed as August 27 on Steam, August 30 at retail. The US release is planned for “this summer,” but an exact date was not given.
Castlevania is one of today’s oldest and most iconic gaming series, with its roots tracing all the way back to the NES. Back in those days, it was a platformer famous for its tricky jumps fraught with traps that usually resulted in an untimely death. With the PlayStation came Symphony of the Night, a game that expanded upon the basic gameplay of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and incorporated the exploration of the Metroid series to create a very long running and well-liked RPG series. With the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation 2, the series went 3D, and those games are largely considered disastrous by all but the most hardcore fans. With Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the series tries to merge all three styles of gameplay into a cohesive game, and it largely succeeds, albeit not without copying a few other games along the way. Continue reading ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Staff Review’ »