Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is, without a doubt, my most anticipated title for the remainder of this year. The title, which will serve as a reboot for the Castlevania series, looks to finally bring the series into the 3D visual genre successfully. Sure, many 3D Castlevania games have come before, but those were mediocre at best... though I will admit I sort of enjoyed the PS2 games.
In order to help ensure the quality of this title, Konami has brought the one and only Hideo Kojima on board the development team as the executive producer of the title; Kojima-san has a reputation for having a high standard of expectations when it comes to titles with his name on them, so let’s hope that trend continues with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Thanks to the Gamescom event this week, Konami has released new screenshots, a new trailer, and a firm release date for the title.
The game will release in the US on October 5, 2010 and two days later in Europe. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be available for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.