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Konami went and let loose the official launch trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, due out tomorrow, February 25th, for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The trailer is everything you would expect from such a high quality Lords of Shadow game spewing from the talent-ridden fingers of that slick group at MercurySteam.
The trailer is extremely well done, honing in on the game's cinematic flair and thematic elements rather than trying to tell some coherent tale within the near two-minutes that they have to hook your attention and get you to say “Take my money!”
The game has already been hailed as the darker, more serious, character-driven relative to God of War. The game follows Gabriel Belmont, as he takes a very dark and ominous journey into the realm of becoming a full-fledged Dracula.
What's more is that the game has Gabriel facing down against the infamous Belmonts, led by none other than Alucard. The game will see Gabriel regaining his powers in order to go toe-to-toe with satan while fighting off angels, demons, vampires, beasts of the wild and creatures of night, all in an attempt to finally find peace and solace away from the destructive life that has brought him to the doorstep of hell.
Returning to voice Gabriel is acclaimed actor Robert Carlyle from Full Monty and Formula 51 fame, as well as Patrick Stewart, now famous for his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies.
Despite the game's high-quality production measures and visually stimulating premise and characters, it hasn't fared so great with many SJWs out there, bringing down upon it a brimming force of negativity in regards to the portrayal of Dracula's bloodlust with that of sexual desire, equating his brutal attack on a family to that of rape.
Some gamers dismissed the claims while others are using it as a means to fuel an attack on the way sensitive subject matters are handled in a game. I guess we can really assume that the 'M' for Mature rating really stands up this time around, eh? Better watch the kiddies at the retail counter trying to sneak out a copy.
If you're looking for a third-person, action-oriented adventure platformer with smooth combat and directional combos, feel free to check out Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2... assuming you don't mind fairy titties popped out in the wild and a few instances in which Dracula sucks some blood and it might remind you of someone getting raped in a dark alley. Otherwise, it's probably about as harmless to your soul as Mike Tyson judging an ear modeling contest.
You can grab the game for the Xbox 360, PS3 or PC tomorrow for $59.99. Need more info? Feel free to pay a kind visit to the game's official website.