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Is That MotherF***ing Alucard In Lords of Shadow 2?

GR: "I could swear that Alucard is there. Since I didn't finish the first Lords of Shadow, I have no idea why Gabriel Belmont has these demonic powers, and this whip-hand thingy that lets him decimate entire crowds of mortals in mere seconds. And since they don't show his face, only a glimpse of the ghostly white hair and black, gold-trimmed garb, I can't say for sure if my favorite Castlevania character of all-time is in the game. But it sure as shit looks to be him, and it's enough to make me purchase Lords of Shadow and pick up where I left off. Because now, I've got to see what the hells is going on." (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, E3, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

LordMe  +   1344d ago
If that is him, then they screwed up his design. Alucard was a blonde, he did not have white hair.
ChickeyCantor  +   1344d ago
[Spoilers, even though the trailer spoils everything]
Neither was Dracula a belmont.
So what is your point?
It's a complete reboot.
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LordMe  +   1344d ago
My point is... I miss the original cannon, and I want it back...

Nah, if it is a reboot, and they want to tell a different story, why bring in Trevor, Simon (Who are almost 200 years apart in the original cannon) and possibly Alucard, all the while changing their designs?

And Gabby is not actually a Belmont, but he adopted the name of 'Belmont' cause he likes mountains.

Do what they did with LoS, make up thier own characters.
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RyuX19  +   1344d ago
Since it's a reboot of the series and not a completely new IP they are going to use the same characters as the other games. It's just going to tell the story in a slightly different way to keep things interesting and relevant again.

If only DMC had a reboot as good as this one.
MoveTheGlow  +   1344d ago
He could be older... undying, sure, but older...

Look, Lords of Shadow was a game that was thrown around as Castlevania, Not Castlevania, a reboot, a Kojima game, a foreign non-Kojima game... that's over now. Now they can hopefully... hopefully, hopefully, hopefully... take that engine and make a huge, SOTN-influenced game. Canon or no canon, I couldn't stand the non-Castlevanianess of LoS, and I hope the team wouldn't accept anything less than greatness the second time around.

Here's hoping...
CarlosX360  +   1344d ago
Either Alucard is older now, or that's Soma from Aria of Sorrow.

BTW, I always thought that Alucard's hair was grey because of the in-game character sprites.


And some character art in some cases show his hair grey with a little bit of highlights of blonde.
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LordMe  +   1344d ago
The art that shows Aludard is Ayami Kojima, she uses less color in the hair but it still is tinted towards being gold or blonde, she doesn't color the hair all the way.

Shanoa has black hair, but for the sprite she was given brown hair, because black blended into the environment to much, can't go off of in game sprites.

Also, it can't be Soma, as he WAS Dracula.

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ChickeyCantor  +   1344d ago
Actually Soma is a character from the future.
So they would probably not even introduce him in such an early stage ( If they kept some of the times relevant to this one...but I guess not)

Soma only becomes Dracula if you take the bad ending.
Lord_Sloth  +   1344d ago
LordMe  +   1344d ago

Soma is Dracula reincarnated, he CAN become Dracula in one ending, but he is STILL Dracula's essence reborn no matter what.

So no matter what ending you take, Soma IS in fact Dracula.
CarlosX360  +   1344d ago
@LordMe Ah, I see. I had no idea, Thanks!
Moby-Royale  +   1344d ago

That is my response to that.

I'm being playful, not bashing you for your opinion. I just personally do not find it to be an issue.

Lord_Sloth  +   1344d ago
I believe LordMe is talking about the inaccuracy itself rather than saying it can't be Alucard.
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SimpleSlave  +   1344d ago
Of course that's not Alucard, all of'em are a bunch of posers.

This is the real Alucard:
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n4f  +   1342d ago
MetalGearMetroid  +   1344d ago
Really on my version of SoTN for Ps1, Alucard had white/silver hair. Same on the 360 port and Castlevania HD.
LordMe  +   1344d ago
Since you didn't read the rest of the conversation, I shall repeat myself to you, using my last bubble in this topic.

"The art that shows Aludard is Ayami Kojima, she uses less color in the hair but it still is tinted towards being gold or blonde, she doesn't color the hair all the way.

Shanoa has black hair, but for the sprite she was given brown hair, because black blended into the environment to much, can't go off of in game sprites. "

There now, you can also see above where I already posted this, where it also has the SAME image attached of the artist rendition Ayami Kojima did of Alucard.

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alexcosborn  +   1344d ago
Never been a huge fan of the series, but the new trailer definitely has me intrigued.
yesmynameissumo  +   1344d ago
LoS was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the game. Dare I say I enjoyed it more than GoW3. And I loved GoW3.
jc48573  +   1344d ago
For once, Konami has hired a good developer. Kinda wish they did the same for Silent Hill.
ThatEnglishDude  +   1344d ago
MercurySteam a good developer? The same people who bought us Jericho? LOL!
jc48573  +   1344d ago
really don't care what they did in the past. What matters is bringing us a decent game. At least they're good for something else.
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dbjj12088  +   1344d ago
We'll forgive them for that. Lords of Shadow (1) has been awesome.
Ser  +   1344d ago
You obviously haven't played Lords of Shadow if you think MercurySteam aren't good devs.

It was fantastic.
Lord_Sloth  +   1344d ago
@ DrakBlack
That is an opinion, and a rather dumb 1. I've played Lords of Shadow and I still think they're awful devs! The game was clunky and the story was shite! I love Castlevania. I have since the 80s and I cannot stand Lords of Shadow. Too much like God of War, too many pointless story sections, annoying load screens, Chupacabra, and I can't jump over the lowest of attacks in the game.
Ser  +   1344d ago

Do you think your opinion is better than mine? I feel pretty bad for you if that's honestly what you think. Calling someone else's opinion "a rather dumb 1" really shows your maturity level. My opinion is dumb because I think MercurySteam delivered on Lords of Shadow? No, I think not.

The game wasn't clunky. It played fine for me. Maybe you just couldn't get the hang of it? Loved the story as well. It was a refreshing take on the Castlevania lore.

I've been playing Castlevania since the NES as well, so my opinion holds just as much water as your own. Do you want another 2D Castlevania? There are plenty of those. Go and play one and pretend that Lords of Shadow doesn't exist. But don't go around saying that MercurySteam is a bad developer just because you don't like what they're doing with the franchise. I do believe that you're in the minority on this one. Most people seem to like what MercurySteam is doing.

Can't wait for Lords of Shadow 2. :)

(Also, I didn't disagree with you. Just Saiyan.)
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ThatEnglishDude  +   1344d ago
I have played (and own) Lords of Shadow. I just see it as God of War meets Shadow of the Colossus and does neither games mechanics justice. The whole game comes off as being kinda uninspired, unoriginal and bland at best. It's not BAD, but it's not particularly great either. It's just...there. Nothing remarkable. But hey, that's just me :)
CarlosX360  +   1344d ago
@DrakBlack the way I read @Lord_Sloth's tone is this: "What? You haven't heard of Lord of Shadows? You're dumb." Because you're pretty much ignoring Lord of Shadows' existence, regardless of the fact that this game is the sequel to LoS.
Neko_Mega  +   1344d ago
Most likely is Alucard, because it looks like it might be him. Plus the hair color doesn't matter, seeing how on most game cases his hair looks white.
cstyle  +   1344d ago
Loved the first one on the 360. I will be getting this too.
TBM  +   1344d ago
it looked like it to me.
omi25p  +   1344d ago
This is one of those games i dont know the Lore for. I really wish i did because Lords of Shadows was awesome
LordMe  +   1344d ago
You really don't need to know the lore for Castlevania for LoS, they don't share much of it. just a whip, and the Belmont name.

Being a reboot, it's designed not to confuse people who never played the past ones.
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CarlosX360  +   1344d ago
Actually, between Symphony of the Night and one of the GBA titles - either Circle of the Moon or Aria of Sorrow or Harmony of Dissonance shared some sort of story somewhere.

My money's on Aria of Sorrow, but I can't be sure. Other than that, I agree, there isn't much of a "lore" per se, since most Castlevania games take place like a century after another.
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D3mons0ul  +   1344d ago
Black gold trimmed garb? I didn't see it on him in the trailer.

Does this really look like it could be Alucard?
rhood022  +   1344d ago
Could be Leon Belmont (from the old canon's chronological first game 'Lament of Innocence'). Could be Hector from Curse of Darkness. Could be Alucard (most likely). Or could be a new iteration of Simon Belmont. There's no telling.

All I know is I will be picking it up. The first Lord of Shadow is still one of my favorite games
Iceman X  +   1344d ago
DAMM i can't wait, man Symphony of the Night was the best until Lords of Shadows came out. Alucard HELL YEAH!!!
god_o_war  +   1343d ago
i dot know too much of the lore of castlevania but, i believe the pale white haired bloke is gabriel from the 1st LOS as you see here in the after credits ending

edit: or it could be a game about how he become dracula, lol well find out soon enough i guess.
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VampHuntD  +   1343d ago
Didn't play the first game did ya?

Look up the end video of LoS. That's all I'm going to say.

And yeah, it could be Alucard I suppose, but I think it would be too early in the series for him to show. But this is a new CV so anything is possible.
god_o_war  +   1341d ago
played and finished the first LoS never finished any of the 2D games tho.
you confuse me what end video are you talking about ? the link i posted? or the lovey dovey stuff after you defeat



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