KONAMI shows lavish development process of vampiric sequel’s arch foe
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. releases its epic Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 title for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on February 28th, and KONAMI has whet the appetite of its fans with a wealth of assets focusing on the game’s creepy Toymaker character.
The Toymaker is a mischievous adversary of mysterious origin. He was first introduced in the Nintendo 3DS™ and XBLA and PSN title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. His arrival is signaled throughout Mirror of Fate, and the character’s genius for creation is highlighted when he animated his evil creations with the spirit of the Daemon Lord. He returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 when his macabre lair plays host to one of the game’s key confrontations.
The new assets show the evolution of the character, from initial sketches, through to his full implementation within the game, plus some of his ingenious creations.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 acts as a conclusion to the Lords of Shadow story. The new game is set in a modern city tainted by Dracula’s influence and within Dracula’s castle itself. It sees a tortured Dracula charged with engaging Satan in battle once again. This epic sequel boasts a vast open-world environment, user-controlled camera, and a truly enormous challenge as the world’s most famous vampire seeks an end to his immortal existence, as his story comes to an end in suitably shocking circumstances.