Kojima Taking On Castlevania With Lords Of Shadow

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The reins of Konami's Castlevania franchise may be handed to Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions, as the developer is listed as partly responsible for a new game in the series Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.


Lords of Shadow was actually announced at last year's Games Convention, a title to be developed by Madrid-based Mercury Steam and originally pitched as the foundation of a new "action-adventure IP." Looks like that might have changed, as the game may have been retrofitted to be a new Castlevania game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Not that difficult of a retrofit maybe, as the game's first trailer showed a cast that looked very much at home in the Castlevania universe, with a protagonist named Gabriel wielding the hilt of a weapon—known as the Combat Cross—that's part whip, part stabbing weapon.

The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow connection comes as part of a triumvirate of Gamespress leaks and may be tied to Kojima Productions "Mask" project. Will Mr. Kojima have another sneaky announcement planned for Sony's E3 press conference tomorrow? Tune in and find out!



If they cancelled the sequel to Symphony of the Night that they announced at TGS last year to do this, I might cry. SotN is one of my favorite games ever, and I would kill for a real sequel.

That being said, though, Igarashi's contributions to the series as of late have been losing their shine...Judgment was a total aberration, and Order of Ecclesia was far too difficult to be fun. Maybe Hideo could help make the franchise into something truly great again...

I'll be following this intently to see what happens, though I'm assuming this would be a more likely announcement for Konami's presser on Wednesday than for Sony's tomorrow; they'll likely focus on MGS Rising and MGS Peace Walker instead.