Sumthing Else Music Works, the label that is dedicated to licensing and distributing the very best in video game music, has announced that they have teamed up with Konami to bring us the Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Ultimate Soundtrack, which 20 previously unreleased tracks composed by Oscar Araujo (who recorded the music with the 120piece Bratislava Symphony Orchestra). The album will be released digitally on October 29th and will be released physically in November. If you head over to Sumthing Else, then you can listen to these extra tracks.
The partnership will also see the release of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Original Soundtrack, which drops digitally on October 29th and the soundtrack for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Original Soundtrack, which will be released in the first quarter of 2014. READ MORE
It’s official, Konami confirmed on their Lords of Shadow Facebook page they’re bringing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate — also known as the game with a title that’s about three words too long — to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Halloween. The best part? It’ll be in HD, because that’s what the kids want. You kids and your crisp visuals. Back in my day, I had to walk uphill in the snow both ways to play House of the Dead in an arcade cabinet. The aliasing alone would’ve given you nightmares.
Our very own David Harley reviewed the game on 3DS and decided he wasn’t a fan — hopefully it’ll fare better in HD. READ MORE
MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, released in 2010, played like no Castlevania game that came before it, yet it still felt like it took place in the same universe. The series’ flagship European castles, dark and moody forests, and supernatural creatures worked better than expected when mixed with God of War-esque combo-driven combat, larger-than-life set pieces, and light RPG elements, a noticeable departure from its NES and SNES ancestors and Metroidvania counterparts. READ MORE
David Cox is a producer at Konami who’s been working on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. David likes tweeting about the game, posting links to interesting articles, and he also recently tweeted a link to an article on CVG about titles that will define gaming this year. It might be a bit of a leap to suggest his tweet is a tease of a sequel for one of my favorite games of last year, but because I’m enough of a fan I’m willing to throw logic out the window and go full fanboy.
Lords of Shadow deserves a sequel and it certainly did well enough critically to warrant one. If you want to check out the tweet–maybe you think you can find something I didn’t in Cox’s three very intriguing words–you can check it out right here. Until then, let’s all just let the idea of a Lords of Shadow 2 simmer in our minds. READ MORE
Looking for a reason to dust off your copy of Lords of Shadow? Well, look no more as the first of the two announced batches of DLC called Reverie will be out in just a few short weeks. In it we get to return to Carmilla’s Castle to help Laura (who will also be a playable character in certain parts of the episode) vanquish a new evil.
I’d say that trailer gets me sufficiently excited for the DLC. The second DLC entitled Resurrection, is larger than Reverie but no release date has been announced. Reverie will cost you $10, which translates to roughly 800 Microsoft Vampire Testes. READ MORE
Don’t put away your copy of Lords of Shadow just yet as there are two DLC packs on the way that will continue the story next year. The first, dubbed Reverie, will have Gabriel returning to the vampire’s castle to vanquish an evil that was let loose after he took out Carmilla. The second dose of DLC, entitled Resurrection is an epilogue to the main game and will continue the story and promises a fight with a yet to be revealed “notorious enemy”. No word on what these packs will cost but Reverie and Reserrection are due out in February and April, respectively.
If that wasn’t enough to quench your thirst for all things Castlevania, maybe a delightful Christmas e-card will from the team at Konami will. It’s cute, and this is the time of year where cuteness runs rampant, growing in power until mid-February where cute hits its climax of over Valentine’s Day. Check it out at the Konami site.READ MORE
In the past this series hasn’t had much luck when it comes to its forays into the realm of 3D gaming. This inability to produce a decent game not of the side-scrolling variety led some among the gaming community to label it a curse, but lucky for us Lords of Shadow has taken that curse, torn it apart and placed its head upon a stick that faced the bedroom where it would then proceed to make love to its mom. Multiple times. READ MORE
With Lords of Shadows barely out and our review incoming, the game has received a solid amount of acclaim so far. Speaking with a Spanish radio station the game’s composer, Oscar Araujo outed that the game’s sequel is already in development.
It’s hardly surprising that a gorgeous game in an established franchise that’s garnered very positive reviews would get a sequel, it’s just surprising we’re hearing about it so soon. Read Araujo’s tease after the jump. READ MORE