A lot of us have been playing Castlevania games since the beginning of time, one huge difference in the new game, is Hideo Kojima is the executive producer. For those who don’t know who he is, he has been writing, directing and producing Metal Gear games since 1987. He is a huge name in the video game industry.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is set in a ravaged Europe of the middle ages. The planet has been devastated by a powerful magic. The souls of the dead are trapped on our earthly plane unable to find peace, and inhuman creatures of nightmare now roam the Earth, wreaking havoc. Having witnessed his wife Marie (voiced by Natascha McKelhone) murdered at their hands, Gabriel (Robert Carlyle) pledges revenge against those responsible: the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Gabriel learns from an ally called Zobek (Patrick Stewart) that each of the Lords possesses pieces of a relic called ’The God Mask’ that, when assembled, can purify the world and has the power to bring the dead back. Thus, Gabriel must face the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and confront them – defeating huge adversaries that dominate the screen, making his way across inhospitable but beautifully realised locations, and using the Combat Cross device to whip, swing, and rappel his way to the Mask’s location.
The game is going to come out for the Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2010 sometime. The game will feature a fully interactive 3D realm populated by all manner of undead and inhuman characters.