New Castlevania: Lords of the Shadow 2 Details Revealed
Written Monday, May 13, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Some fresh details have emerged for Castlevania: Lords of the Shadow 2, including info on new weapons, magic and gameplay.
The sequel is the concluding part of the franchise reboot, following the adventures of an older Gabriel Belmont, who has now become Dracula himself, armed with a “Blood Whip.”
As such, the red stuff plays an important role in the game, acting essentially as magic. By defeating enemies using varied combos and precise timing, while also not taking damage, you’ll fill a meter which once full will ensure that every hit dishes out some blood.
The blood can then be spent on powers called “Void” and “Chaos.” Void can be used to summon a sword that regenerates health every time you deal damage, while Chaos gives Gabriel claws that can bust through enemy shields. Both these skills can be levelled up.
Additional abilities include being able to transform into mist in order to dodge enemies and slip through barriers, while you can also “glamour” mortals and control them.
You also have full camera control, boss battles will be longer and more memorable, and the world will be more seamless, meaning presumably that there are less loading screens to deal with this time out.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is set to release later in the year.