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  DRACULA MAKES HIS RETURN IN CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 - NOW AVAILABLE
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02/25/2014
 


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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - February 25, 2014 - Dracula emerges from the shadows yet again as Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is now available at retail stores in North and South America for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox Live Games on Demand, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Network, and Steam® for PC.

Set in a modern day open world, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 offers a shocking conclusion to the Gabriel Belmont story arc that began in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. For the first time, players assume the role of Dracula, who has been resurrected by an old ally in exchange for help defeating a powerful threat as old as time itself - Satan. Looking to settle an old score, Satan has returned to bring about the apocalypse as an act of final revenge for his defeat years ago, and Dracula must face him head on as the fight between good and evil comes to an end.

"We upped the ante with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by creating a vast open-world setting to give players a dark and explorative universe," said Dave Cox, Producer and Studio Head for Konami Digital Entertainment BV's European Production. "Concluding Gabriel's saga was an exciting challenge, and fans should be ready to experience a shocking ending."

The game's orchestral score - composed by award winning songwriter Oscar Araujo - is also available today, adding to the game's suitably Gothic atmosphere that explores the bonds of inescapable destiny. 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 includes the following key features:

  • Play as Dracula - Assume the role of Dracula and explore the world through his point of view
  • Explore Expansive Environment s - Intricately linked, play in both a modern city and Dracula's castle
  • Experience Enhanced Combat - With the addition of the Void Sword that steals life force from stricken foes, and Chaos Claws that smash through even the strongest protection, players can level up through an elaborate mastery system, unlocking new moves and powerful vampiric abilities
  • Controllable Camera - Players can pan around with the all-new fully moveable camera, exploring and battling their way through the vast levels
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is available now on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox Live Games on Demand, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Network, and Steam® for PC at a SRP of $59.99, with a rating of "M" for Mature by the ESRB.   

For more information, please visit: www.konami-castlevania.com  

For assets, including an all new vignette, please visit: http://www.konami.com/downloads/ 

About Konami Group

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, UK. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.

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