After months of speculation, Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 has finally been confirmed.
With the Fox Engine?
Approve this one, please, http://n4g.com/news/1006633... It's regarding to the 3DS sequel. new images of Trevor AND Simon. Also, Screenshots! You're all gonna love it.
no it's NOT! The first game was developed by MercurySteam and Kojima Productions were just supporting them with ideas. Basically whenever MercurySteam finished a new version of some part of the game, they would send it to Kojima Productions staff to check on it and give feedback. It was developed by MercurySteam using MercurySteam's engine! Get your facts rights. The Fox Engine will be demonstrated in July according to Kojima and the first game that will utilize the engine is most likely to be MGS5. @Ahasverus
I will not love it! I will hate it with a burning passion! I despise what they've done with Castlevania by outsourcing it to such an incompetent dev team!
it's got me thinking, why didnt kojima get mercury steam to develop metal gear rising instead of platinium games?
@ sloth - wtf are you talking about? LOS is the best 3D Castlevania game BY FAR, the first game was awesome so can't wait for this
@gaffyh well, to be fair, the bar for 3D castlevania games couldnt possibly be lower before LoS arrived... but still it was a good game.
Ah LoovED the firs LoS it is by one of favorite games this generation. It is a game that is worth every penny, it is lengthy game, a blast to play, a really good story, and the graphics are great! What else can one ask for, this is going to be incredible. I loved LoS
Fox Engine? it's not Kojima Productions game man.
Ehm, yes it is? Just like the first Lords of Shadow
No, it's not, it's made by Mercury Steam, just like the first one. Slapping Hideo Kojima's name on it was basically the same as "Quentin Tarantino presents Hostel". Nothing to do with development, but they needed to attach a big name to it.
CLOS is one of the better games story and combat wise, but it borrowed to many elements from other games while that's good and all if you gonna copy someone make sure its just as good if not better so those huge boss battles are fine and all make sure camera is the biggest problem besides the big boss from SOTC other than that make the combat more fluid and just make sure the game has enough polish in other areas like which ledge i can jump on and which will be an instant death don't get me wrong i really liked the 1st and 2nd is a day one for sure but i just want the proper improvements over the 1st. anyone who has no played the 1st its one of the better games similar to god of war etc,,,, so play the game if not playing the game atleast watch the ending is one of the best endings ever and sets up quite right for the sequel
i liked the game but absolutely hated the narrator! it bored the pants of me and his voice felt so forced and cheesy :s Bosses could also be a lot better. I played SotC again recently and realised how the original big bosses are so much more fun and challanging than the ones in CLotS. Other than that, CLotS was an amazing hack n slash. something that has been lacking big time this gen.
That is the great Sir Patrick Stewart you are speaking of. Watch your tongue!
why isn't the other guy making any Castlevania games? the one who does 2d sprites. I love David's way of making Castle too, but I want more Castle games coming from both.
Loved the first one
If it looks as good as the first game, and plays as good as is shaping up to be the 3DS game (Scans in pending news here http://n4g.com/news/1006633... !) I'm gonna die of joy.
CLOS is definitely one of the best hack&slash games of this generation but my main complaint was that playing for 18-hrs with just two types of weapons was really kinda boring even though the game was great....so they should add different types of weapons this time other than the whip and the cross.
Sweeeet. This game totally needs a sequel where you can play as Dracula!! Such a badass ending... I read the DLC for LoS was mediocre and didn't add much to the story so I didn't waste my money on it. If they discounted it on PSN, I might check it out. But that's awesome that they're making a sequel.
I hope that someday, Konami works on a 2D Castlevania game that's as deep and rewarding as SOTN on the HD consoles; I prefer it on the PS3 of course. SOTN had one of the best, if not the best, environment traversal in the Castlevania series. Areas have multiple paths and secrets to uncover. Sigh... I wish the PSX days!
Meh. I was hoping for a real Castlevania.
It's nice to see people who still have standards when it comes to the established franchises they love.
look at the disagrees! hoping for a real old school castelvania like Symphony of the Night in HD is something to disagree about?!! what a gen of gamers this is, no standards.
I will be fine with a 3D Castlevania as long as it is actually a Castlevania and not a God of War clone. Never mind the disagrees, this site got the same old Battlefield and MW2 news on the front page for months.
I know, man. Kids these days...
Lol, "standards". I just don't care! XD
What standards? You guys want to regress to sh*t. Lords of Shadows was by far a better game than all the old Castlevania games. I will take a Lords of Shadow sequel over a rehashed 2D castlevania any day. But please, Mercury Steam, bring this one to the PC.
The best Castlevania for me will always be SOTN. It is a timeless masterpiece that I never get tired of playing....though I cringe everytime I hear the voice acting.
Then play Castlevania: Lords Of Shadows. I don't get why you need to make some "cute" comment on what you want.
We live in a time of nostalgia. People claim they want what they used to have, but most of the time it's just nostalgia talking.
Nice! Very excited for this. The first LoS blew me away as I wasn't expecting it to be as great as it was. I was so impressed that I had to hunt down a copy of the limited edition just to have it in my collection. I couldn't be happier with what's being done to Castlevania right now. I'm loving this treatment, and this is coming from a diehard Castlevania fanboy that's been playing since the NES.
Finally, a person with taste. I am 33, have played ALL the Castlevania games, and can say with conviction that Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow was the best. It utterly confuses me why people want the side-scrolling crap from the 90's back, bloody hell, join the 2012's would you! Castlevania: LOS is an excellent game with some of the most hauntingly beautiful music in gaming history. The visuals are sharp, and the narrator, good 'ol Patrick Stewart is great.
Mercury Steam ditched the Gothic theme and replaced it with a more epic Lord of the Rings vibe. I think that's where a lot of the old fans, including me, find fault. I also really hate those timed button attacks that LoS adopted from GoW. It's no wonder Kojima sought Platinum to develop Metal Gear: Rising. They are capable of creating frenetic and exciting gameplay like Bayonetta, where Mercury Steam reproduces clunky, cliched mechanics from better games.
It's a bit unfair to compare it to bayoneta when that game has probably the best fighting system this gen.
@bangoskank There were quite a few gothic locales in Lords of Shadow. And honestly, I wouldn't want Bayonetta styled gameplay for Lords of Shadow. It would be *too* fast and *too* frenetic in my opinion. A lot of people say that Lords of Shadow was clunky, and frankly, I just don't see it. I've beaten the game at least twice now, platinum'd it even, and I've yet to use the word "clunky" to describe it. Maybe you're just expecting too much Bayonetta out of a game that's not Bayonetta? I think Mercury Steam is doing a fine job with the property, and I can't wait to play this sequel. This time I'll be sure to get the limited edition right off the bat. :P
@Gameon I compared it to Bayonetta because someone in this thread asked why Kojima didn't pursue Mercury Steam to develop Metal Gear:Rising. I then imagined what a perfect match Platinum and Castlevania would be. They would surely create an amazing Castlevania game.
i have a gaming dream, one day i open N4G and read: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night II CONFIRMED on PSN/XBLA
I have a dream, where whining people like yourself, stop moaning about another Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and enjoy Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow for what it is, an excellent game. You are so blinded by you wish for another side-scrolling version of Castlevania, that you can't enjoy it in it's current iteration, i swear, most of you "old-school" lovers haven't even played it, yet proceed to give it "0" on Metacritic and b*tch on commment sections like these. I am 33, so have played videogames since i owned a ZX Spectrum.
imagination was limited to old console hardware! Its the same thing happening to resident evil! these old school fans live in the PS and dreamcast era and think game design should stay in that era! C:LOS is amazing! I'm glad a series that was dying now has new life! :-)
While he might have been whining, your response seemed a little harsh. I too get sick of the nostalgia complainers, but segamon wasn't really complaining. He was just stating that he wished for a SOTN sequel. While that might have implied his preference of the older games, it still wasn't really "complaining"...
Not actually news as the composer confirmed it a long time ago. Either way I can't wait to be playing it.
wasnt there a rumor of this game being on ps vita as well? i hope its confirmed.
LOS 2 should be awesome but i wanted the 3ds version to use some updated nice sprites.. oh well i guess but i will be purchasing the console version on Wii U.. i liked the 1st one despite the heat it took from critics. GOW/Uncharted/shadow of colossus formula worked pretty good.. 1st 3d polygon castlevania game that worked but mercury steam stole those game play mechanics from other Sony titles.. Hopefully the father of castlevania series will make the ultimate sprite based version to topple SOTN once and for all
I hope this time they nail the frame-rate. To go 30fps on a hack-n-slash adventure is pretty risky especially when it starts to dip.
I still need to finish the first. The only thing I didn't like about the game is the camera seemed too far away from the action :(
I enjoyed the game, but it got a little long for me. Typically I don't mind a longer game, but by the end of this one I was starting to get tired of it and ready for it to end.
I heard they weren't making it for the other platforms, so we'll see what happens. Dissapointing news if not.
For the other platforms? It was multiplat originally what other platforms are you referring too?
I meant the PS3 and 360. I've been looking forward to LoS 2 myself.
Its on 360, ps3, and wii-u right? The spin off is on 3ds and will be a sidescroller. Im happy i loved LOS and will get LOS2 and the 3ds version. 3ds is getting killer 3rd party support. Every big ip has a main game or side game on it and every day some new big game is announced.
I didn't hate this game but I felt it could have been better. It felt too formulaic. Fight monsters in an enclosed area, climb obstacles, fight monsters in an enclosed area, climb obstacles....rinse and repeat. Granted a lot of other games do this but this one was painfully obvious. The quality was there though and that’s what made this game not suck too hard. Looking forward to seeing what they do with part 2.
thats cool i forget how the first one ended....i just bought it again
consider it bought. Loved Lords of Shadow. May pick it up again.
I hope the average FPS is higher than 3 and a half this time.
I wonder if Mirrors of Fate will have Alucard fighting with Trevor Belmont.
I'm surprised people got in to this. I played the demo and I couldn't stand it because it was like a lesser version of God of War. Has everyone who liked this game played God of War? Maybe I just need to give it another shot.
I love the God of War series, but I wouldn't compare this to that. There are certainly similarities, but there is enough different about Castlevania to not feel like God of War. X-men Origins: Wolverine felt more like God of War to me. You would probably enjoy this game. I liked it, but wasn't blown away by it. I also felt it was a little long. It was enjoyable enough, but started to feel drug out by the end.
Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a shot.
Needs more Richter. :D
to all those thats saying this is the best 3D castlevania, did we forget Lament of Innocence?
Lament of Innocence was damn good, but it still had it's minor hiccups. Lords of Shadows is just stunning. The audio, gameplay, the story, all turned out to be pretty decent. Even if you hate LoS, you can't really deny that. I mean, it could've been another Legacy of Darkness. Lords of Shadows is definitely the better 3D Castlevania. Also, alot of people complain either about the story or the GoW-style gameplay. Again, just because GoW popularized a type of gameplay, doesn't mean that another game can't use it. If that's the case, I can say that GoW is copying Crash Bandicoot. Then, it's the story that people have qualms with also. I mean, yeah, I was'nt really feeling the whole half-naked devil part of the story, but it does show how the character came face to face with satan himself, thus, being endowed with so much darkness. I think it's a nice start for an revamping, because it starts all the way from the beginning. Then others complained about there being no castle. I think you just have to give the story time to fruition itself. Maybe we'll see "the" castle in the 3rd sequel.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.