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Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2
"All shall come to fear me."
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2
is an action adventure game developed by
and PC, and the sequel to the 2010
Castlevania Continuity Reboot Origins Episode Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
. It is scheduled for release in North America on February 25, 2014; Europe on February 27; and the UK on February 28; a demo was included for free with the download of
Mirror of Fate HD
Nearly 1000 years after the events of
Lords of Shadow
, the former Gabriel Belmont, Dracula, awakens from centuries of slumber,
yearning for release from his immortal bonds
. But when faced with a powerful enemy from his past, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers – and only his castle holds the key. Unless of course, the famed
gets to him first.
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Due to the
in the first
Lords of Shadow
expect unmarked spoilers
Lords of Shadow 2 provides examples of: Action Commands/ Press X to Not Die: Quick-time events return in this game, though you can turn them off from the menu. Back from the Dead: Dracula: It's been an age since I last fed, but I will return. I will live again. Badass Boast: Dracula is fond of these. Dracula: Nothing will stand in my way! Bag of Spilling: Dracula wakes up having lost most of his powers, and has to return to his castle to regain them. Blood Magic: Dracula's mystical Void Sword and Chaos Claws are powered by consuming the blood of his enemies. Dracula's living castle is similarly powered by the blood of all those Dracula has killed. Blood-Splattered Warrior: Dracula regularly gets covered in blood after eviscerating his opponents. Colossus Climb: Dracula fights a massive Siege Titan in the tutorial. Continuity Nod: A stone statue of Satan can be seen in Dracula's keep at Bernhard castle. Dracula is shown using the powers he took from the Forgotten One in the Resurrection DLC to wipe out a roomful of knights. Dracula awakens in the very same church seen in the epilogue of Lords of Shadow 1. Creepy Cathedral: The old stone church Dracula wakes up in is covered in demonic looking statues. The Dreaded: Invoked by Dracula. Dracula: All shall come to fear me. Familiar: Dracula has a wide range of monsters bound to him. Dracula's bats will find wall outcrops for him to grab onto. The End of the World as We Know It: The game opens on the night of the Apocalypse, with Satan returning to bring Hell on Earth. Femme Fatalons: Dracula has pointy claws for fingernails. Genius Loci: Dracula's castle is alive, and would rather not have to serve the vampire lord anymore. God of Evil: Dracula intends to be the one and only "prince of darkness", as a screw you to God, Satan, the Brotherhood of Light, and just about everyone else who manipulated him and ruined his life. Grand Finale: For the Lords of Shadow series. Haunted Castle: Bernard Castle, an centuries old keep filled with a Fantasy Kitchen Sink of monsters and spirits. Hero Antagonist: The Belmonts, a clan of heroes who are sworn to destroy you. They are also your descendants. He Who Fights Monsters: A continuing theme from the first game. Hijacked by Ganon: Invoked. Dracula's plan to inflict the ultimate insult on Satan is to take his place. Dracula: I am the dragon, Dracul! I am the prince of darkness! That... is my vengeance. How We Got Here: The game opens with a weakened Dracula waking up after centuries of sleep in modern day, and then flashes back to centuries earlier to show how he got there. I Am the Noun: Dracula: I am the dragon. Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels: From easiest to hardest, the skill levels are named Twilight Knight, Creature of the Night, Lord of Shadow, and Prince of Darkness. Immediate Sequel: The game starts at the end of Lords of Shadow's epilogue. An Ice Person: The Primal Void Gem allows Dracula's Void Sword to shoot clouds of ice that freeze enemies on contact. Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Dracula impales a monster through the head with his sword after it grabs his son. Laser Blade: Dracula's mystical Void Sword has a blade made of pure energy, rather than sharpened metal, though it looks metal enough. Laser-Guided Amnesia: Dracula can't even remember his name when he first wakes up. Late Arrival Spoiler: Every trailer and piece of advertising will instantly give away The Reveal from the first game that Gabriel Belmont became Dracula. Mythology Gag: One-Man Army: Dracula is shown wiping out entire armies of knights by himself. Power of the Void: One of Dracula's new weapons is the powerful "Void Sword". Revenge Before Reason: Dracula is willing to take the rest of time to get revenge on his enemies, even though it means never seeing his loved ones again. Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Dracula, against Satan, the Brotherhood of Light, and anyone else who's crossed him. Dracula: I will have my vengeance. Nothing will stand in my way. They will pay. Even if it takes an eternity, they will pay. The Siege: The Brotherhood of Light laid siege to Dracula's castle in the past, only for Dracula to wipe them out single-handedly. Spontaneous Weapon Creation: You can summon swords, whips and other weapons on the fly. Tagline: "Break the curse of immortality." A Taste of Power: You get to see a full powered Dracula destroying entire armies through opening flashbacks, but then have to reacquire all those abilities as a weakened Dracula in modern day. Teleport Spam: Dracula's new dodge move has him blink from place to place by transforming into a cloud of bats. That Man Is Dead: A sentiment echoed by many of the monsters in the game Such as Alucard Alucard: Trevor died a long time ago, father. I am Alucard. And Dracula. Dracula: I am no longer Gabriel, woman! I am the dragon, Dracul! I am the prince of darkness! Urban Fantasy: Much of the game involves you playing as an immortal vampire in modern day. Vampire Bites Suck: When Dracula chomps into an opponent, he not only turns them into a dehydrated husk, but his entire face gets cover in bloody spatter. After feeding upon an opponent, Dracula can also dismember his victim with his bare hands. Vampiric Draining: Dracula can bite into opponents to drain their blood and even draw blood lost in battle into himself. Video Game Dashing: You can propel yourself in any direction, even while in the air, with the dodge button. Villain Protagonist: You play as the Evil Overlord Dracula. Walking Spoiler: Just getting a good look at Dracula or hearing him speak gives away The Reveal from the first game that Gabriel Belmont became the vampire lord. Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Dracula's Rage Against the Heavens is driven by the horrors inflicted upon him and his bloodline in the past. Dracula:
...And did they tell you of your own death at my hands? Did they tell you what would happen to our
? Did they?! Did they tell you that blood would fight against blood, for
!? [...] Tell me, is this God's reward for the devoted and the foolish?
You are no fool, Gabriel.
Dracula: I am no longer Gabriel, woman!
I am the dragon, Dracul! I am the
prince of darkness
! I am, and will be, forever, a
thorn in His side
! That is my vengeance!