When it released in late February, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 had critics split. Some thought it was a worthy successor to Mercury Steam’s original game while other felt it was much worse. Despite its mixed critical reception, Konami is already betting that gamers want some DLC.
Konami and Mercury Steam announced today that Lords of Shadow 2 will get a DLC expansion called “Revelations” on March 25. The game will put players into the role of Alucard in a story that takes place before the events of Lords of Shadow 2.
Alucard, the turned son of Gabriel, has shunned human life for many years, choosing to hunt only creatures of the night. The DLC takes place just before the apocalyptic events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, where Alucard readies for his father’s return and the forthcoming battle against Satan. As the plot unfolds, it begins to reveal how the lone vampire is inextricably linked to his father’s fate.
Unless you’re really invested in the story, the real attraction here appears to be playing around with new abilities. Alucard uses glaciem and igneas magic alongside new transformations, including a wolf and a swarm of bats. He can even turn back time.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is currently available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The Revelations DLC expansion will be out on March 25.
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