The long awaited addition to the legendary Castlevania franchise is finally out! Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is now available on X-Box 360 and PS3 and it has already received rave reviews – as I write this it has 85 out of 100 at Metacritic.com and Game Informer magazine gave it a rating of 9 out of 10. On top of giving us a quality game, the creators are also offering us a handful of other goodies, like a Facebook challenge and even the Gabriel Belmont costume.
“Castlevania – Lords of Shadow is a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology.
It is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The worlds’ alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force – the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.
Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny – and hopefully salvation for the world.”
You can play the Castlevania Facebook Challenge HERE! As for the Gabriel Belmont costume, well unfortunately it’s only available on Playstation Home.
You can buy Castlevania: Lords of Shadow HERE! If you’re a big Castlevania fan then I suggest picking up the kickass limited edition version, which includes:
- Art book (estimated 30-40 pages)
- Soundtrack (estimated 18-20 tracks)
- Special Packaging
Check out the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow official website for screenshots, concept art and even more videos.
Have you played it yet? If so, tell us what you think! Is it as amazing as everyone says?