Castlevania: Lord of Shadows and Contra Hit PlayStation Home

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185w 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.

Konami dives into PlayStation Home this week with both Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Contra gear for your avatar.

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.

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Video: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PS3 Gameplay Trailer

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185w 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...
 

Video: Lord Of The Rings: Aragorns Quest PS3 Trailer Arrives

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185w ago - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Product Manager Alex Friend has shared a video trailer today for Lord Of The Rings: Aragorns Quest on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is soon to be wielding its sword on the PS3 and we've got an exclusive trailer courtesy of WB Games showing just what Aragorn can do with a Move powered Sword!

Aragorn's Quest is set to the story of Samwise Gamgee. Eight years after the War of the Ring he is now Mayor of Hobbiton. While preparing for a visit from King Elesar, Sam retells the tales of his adventure to his children and of the King when he was the warrior Aragorn.

You'll come across all the themes that you know from the Lord of the Rings as you ride from Bree to Rivendell where the Hobbits are given their quest and the Fellowship of the Ring is formed. Ride through Rohan, Helms Deap and many other classic settings from the epic story.





We wouldn't want to reveal too much here, but check out the trailer and see how the PlayStation Move motion controller allows you to truly become the Hero of the fantasy classic.
 

Castlevania: Lord Of Shadow PS3 Interview with Dave Cox

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186w ago - As a follow-up to yesterday's article on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for PS3, today SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has posted up an interview with the video game's producer Dave Cox today.

To quote: By now, quite a few PlayStation 3 owners will have had the chance to try out the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo.

What were you trying to put across with that teaser?

It was just a small taster of what to expect. The demo was created to showcase the visuals the game enjoys and as a basic introduction to how the user can enhance Gabriel's combat and abilities.

It is difficult showing the variety of the full game in just two levels, but the first stage is a sampler of the way combat works, while the second level, where Gabriel is horse-bound and battling Wargs and Lycans, highlights the variety of content the final game offers.

How would you describe the learning curve of your combat system?

It's a constantly evolving system, where the player can decide what to add and when. We wanted to remain true to the exploration ethos of the original Castlevania games, where a picture of the map would indicate areas you had...
 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for PS3: Getting to Know Gabriel

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186w ago - Producer Dave Cox has made available some new details on getting to know Gabriel Belmont for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: When designing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, I often looked back at the original Castlevania for inspiration.

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.

We decided early on...
 







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