Taking place in modern day, in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 players assume the role of a weakened Dracula, who's been resurrected by an old ally in exchange for his help in defeating a powerful threat as old as time itself: Satan. Satan's returned to the world to bring about the apocalypse and settle an old score for his defeat years ago.
The world of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 breaks new ground for the series, offering for the first time a truly open play area, which can be freely explored. Despite its modern setting, the game's city shows a Gothic legacy that harks back to Dracula's past, and is inhabited by a varied menagerie of Satan's hordes. Players can freely wander the city, returning to previously explored areas as they accrue new abilities, while an all-new fully moveable camera allows users to pan around as they explore, highlighting the wonderful art direction the series is famous for.
The central combat elements have also been thoroughly enhanced, with the addition of a Void Sword that is used to steal life force from stricken foes, and Chaos Claws that can smash through even the strongest protection. These also tie in with Dracula's ability to strengthen his powers using the blood of his foes, allocating the resources he collects to build up specific skill attributes. Thus, from his weakened state, the player can determine the attributes that will assist him in his quest.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 - Revelations follows fan-favorite Alucard as exclusive new branches of the immersive storyline are uncovered. Alucard, the turned son of Gabriel, has shunned human life for many years, choosing to hunt only creatures of the night. The DLC takes place just before the apocalyptic events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, where Alucard readies for his father’s return and the forthcoming battle against Satan. As the plot unfolds, it begins to reveal how the lone vampire is inextricably linked to his father’s fate.
‘Revelations’ takes place within the epic world seen in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Playing as Alucard, gamers must discover the legendary vampire’s secrets, unearth the true extent of his involvement in Dracula’s story, and set in motion the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The DLC expands the incredible story of the recently-released sequel, with the fate of the Belmont clan unveiled. Alucard has his own unique, powerful abilities, including use of the Glaciem and Igneas powers, in addition to vampiric abilities which allow him to transform into a wolf, a swarm of bats and even turn back time. Blood also fuels capabilities, as drinking the blood of enemies will intensify immortal powers.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 - Revelations will be released on March 25 for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC.
- Play as Dracula for the first time. Collect deadly powers and abilities to devastate foes with strategic combat.
- New environments. The world features deep exploration in a modern setting and the massive corridors of Dracula's castle.
- New abilities. Change into mist, control enemies and disappear again.
- Elaborate environments and boss battles. Traverse levels using platforming mechanics and engage in massive Titan fights with real-time physics.
- Drink blood for eternal strength. Drinking the blood of your enemies fuels your abilities.
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