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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 coming to PC [update: in 2013]


In the quietest "announcement" of Gamescom, producer Dave Cox revealed a PC version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The game was first announced at E3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Update: A press release has come through (find it after the break), which reveals a 2013 release window for Lords of Shadow 2 on both consoles and PC.

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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that it will release a Windows PC version of
its stunning Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 alongside the versions for PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The Windows PC version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is being simultaneously developed
by Madrid-based Mercury Steam, and builds on its critically acclaimed predecessor in every
way. The new game features an all-new storyline, a larger cast of characters, huge open world
environments and breath-taking visuals delivered via a much more powerful, brand new in house
game engine called Mercury Engine 2.

Whereas the first game detailed the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the
Belmonts, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, acts as a shocking finale to the Lords of Shadow
saga, as Dracula returns once again; weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds.
Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must amass his old powers – and his castle is
central to regaining his abilities.

"Castlevania: Lords of Shadow successfully rebooted the franchise but now we want to go further
and exceed people's expectations on what to expect from the sequel," commented Dave Cox,
Producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Head of Product Planning and Development
for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "This new game tells a much broader tale and one
that spans centuries. It is a game that pushes whatever format it is on to the absolute limit, and
we are delighted that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's rich blend of first-class fighting, deep
exploration and rich storytelling are set to delight and enthrall PC users, too. There's a darkness
coming and with our new game engine, we hope to deliver something truly special across multiple
formats that will set new standards for action adventure games ..."

Release Date: 2013
Formats: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, Windows PC
Studio: Mercury Steam

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