Castlevania is back folks and it has finally been updated for the present day consoles. This game was originally going to be a remake of the first Castlevania, but Konami decided to re-boot the series to distance itself from previous games. It was originally called “Lords of Shadow”, with no mention of Castlevania in the title. Konami say this was done to keep their plans to radically change the direction of the Castlevania mythology a secret and to prevent the announcement of the game from upstaging their other series release at the time, Castlevania Judgement. Konami recruited MercurySteam along the way (whose previous titles include Clive Barker’s Jericho) to develop the game and they even got the original Big Boss himself, Hideo Kojima, to help out with his Kojima Productions team.
So, have Hideo and MercurySteam pulled off a blinder and produced an epic Castlevania game or is this new title a massive pain in the neck? Read on to find out.