Konami certainly have their work cut out for them with the upcoming franchise reboot Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Not only do they have to deal with the baggage that comes with contributing to a beloved franchise, but the game also shares several not-so-subtle elements with other epic action games like God of War, Dante’s Inferno and Shadow of the Colossus (all of which arguably owe a lot to the original Castlevania games, but that’s the topic for another time).
During Konami’s recent Gamer’s Night, I had the chance to speak with Lords of Shadow produce Dave Cox to find out more about the game, its epic titan battles and how Konami has approached the high profile reboot.
“We wanted to make Castlevania mainstream again, and also, Japan wanted to make a Castlevania appeal to Western players. So this game is taking elements of the previous games, but really expanding on them, and doing new things in terms of delivering story, for example, a powerful story, which we haven’t had in a Castlevania game before.”
Check out the full interview by simply hitting play on the video below: