Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Confirmed- Release Date for Playable Alucard [IMAGES]
It was rumored before but now it's confirmed- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's first DLC, Revelations, will star Alucard. Konami just announced that the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night lead and son of Dracula will will take center stage in the new content, which is set to be released on March 25th for on Xbox Live and the PSN. There's no word on pricing just yet.
The DLC is actually set right before the events in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, where Alucard will ready for his father's return and his upcoming battle against Satan. There will be a few mysteries that will be cleared up as we find out just how linked to the main game Alucard's actions were.
Alucard in this new rebooted version of Castlevania is much different than the character we knew from the last games, where he was actively hunting down his father in order to kill him. He appeared in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate where it was revealed that he was actually Trevor Belmont, before being turned into a vampire. I'm not sure why everyone decides to change their name after being turned- maybe it's like being inititated into a gang.
From the press release- "'Revelations' takes place within the epic world seen in CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2. Playing as Alucard, gamers must discover the legendary vampire's secrets, unearth the true extent of his involvement in Dracula's story, and set in motion the events of CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2. The DLC expands the incredible story of the recently-released sequel, with the fate of the Belmont clan unveiled. Alucard has his own unique, powerful abilities, including use of the Glaciem and Igneas powers, in addition to vampiric abilities which allow him to transform into a wolf, a swarm of bats and even turn back time. Blood also fuels capabilities, as drinking the blood of enemies will intensify immortal powers."
So, it seems like he'll play the same way as Dracula. Although tranforming into a wolf and a swarm of bats is definitely cooler than Dracula turning into a rat!
We're going to have a full review of the game up soon and while it's definitely flawed there's still a lot to like about the game. One thing we're hoping is that the real ending isn't included as a piece of DLC, much like in the first Lord of Shadows. It may be the case judging from what we were given but it's likely that this Revelations DLC, being that it's a prequel to the game, won't be it. Should we expect a second DLC pack shortly? We'll let you know when we find out.