142w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has detailed the US PlayStation Home update this week, which includes Castlevania: Lord of Shadows, Contra, Scion Event and more!
To quote: This week brings yet another exciting event to PlayStation Home's Central Plaza. Scion's "Take on the Machine" activity pits man against steel in a race (or shall we say "chase") across plaza where players pursue a fleet of 2011 Scion tCs.
The fastest and most agile players will unlock exclusive rewards and earn their place amongst the PlayStation Home elite. Log in to PlayStation Home this Thursday, September 30th to join the challenge and then head to TakeOnTheMachine.com for additional information on the all new Scion tC and to find a dealer near you.
Dress up as Lance Bean and Bill Rizer of Contra fame as well as Gabriel Belmont from the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PS3 game. Be sure to check out these new items, available from the PlayStation Home Mall this Thursday, September 30th.
142w ago - Today G4TV (linked above) has made available a new 11-minute Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PS3 gameplay trailer just released by Konami and narrated by Jason Isaacs.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a third person action adventure title featuring 50 levels with combat, platforming and puzzle elements.
The combat will utilize a retractable pyrokinetic chain whip called "The Combat Cross".
The commands consist of direct attacks for dealing direct damage to enemies and area attacks for when surrounded and interactions with other items in the player's inventory such as knives, holy water and other potential environmental weapons.
The whip is upgradeable and is not only used for combat, but also for exploration purposes like scaling walls, rappelling and swinging across gaps. The player will also be able to find items that can increase health or boost abilities.
The video's caption reads as follows, to quote: "See for yourself the gameplay for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as Jason Isaacs guides you through the weapons and abilities that Gabriel Belmont can wield against the monsters of the night."
Finally, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on PS3 is currently slated for release on October 5 in North America, October 7 in Europe...
I would remember the feelings I had as I traversed the dark, gloomy landscape and recall the wonderful music that would create an atmosphere quite unlike any other game of the time.
For me, Castlevania was always about lone warrior battling supernatural creatures with a whip. This was the core idea that when you strip away all the layers, is what remains true for the series even now. Of course, back then, games were far simpler and story lines, characters, and the rest were often secondary to the all-important gameplay.
Over the years, games have become more sophisticated and players have wanted deeper experiences and more far-reaching gameplay mechanics. Expectations for memorable characters and realistic environments often mean it's much more difficult to find the core of a game and truly understand where something is coming from.