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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie DLC Trailer!
Finally, we know exact release date of first DLC to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie! We'll be able to buy (7,99 euros/£6.39 - PlayStation 3; 800 MS Points - Xbox 360) and download those additional two chapters of Gabriel Belmont's adventures on March 30th. Konami also released the trailer, which Dave Cox mentioned on his Twitter some time ago. I attach it below, enjoy!

As Konami stated in today's press release: "The download spans three stages, and offers a breath-taking twist to the game’s plot – and will segue into the next DLC pack’s stunning conclusion..."

15.03.2011, 15:11 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Reverie - New Screenshots and Info
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie

Today Konami published new screenshots and art from upcoming DLC to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie (seizing the opportunity I've added other Reverie materials to CastleKeeper's Gallery). You'll find those images here and here.

The company also announced some important info about the DLC:

"Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced it will release the Reverie DLC pack for its acclaimed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow title at the end of March.

The download content will be available from PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®Arcade later this month, costing 7,99 Euros for the PlayStation®3 version, and 800 MS Points for the Xbox 360 code.

The first of two planned DLC packs for the game, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Reverie sees players return to the castle as Gabriel seeks to help Laura, the former servant to the vampire Camilla. The death of the vampire Queen has unleashed an ancient evil that threatens the land, and Gabriel must restore balance in these two additional chapters for players to enjoy."

08.03.2011, 23:24 (CET) by Nox_A15 in Updates

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Video Game Concert in Sweden
David Westerlund, the producer of Castlevania - The Concert, send today a letter to all Castlevania fans on Facebook. I attach it below:

Level UPPSALA - Videogame Concert in Sweden!

Warmest greetings all,

for those of you who have the opportunity to be in Sweden on March 12 2011, I highly recommend the following concert:

It has some Castlevania in it, along with Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Final Fantasy and lots more.

For all the non-swedish fans out there, I feel your pain and I apologize for this tease, and please rest assured that we are working very hard to bring you some concrete Castlevania news as soon as possible. Don't lose hope, we are very very close!

Your humble friend in gaming,

David Westerlund

13.02.2011, 21:06 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Reverie finished
According to Dave Cox's Twitter, MercurySteam finished work on the first DLC to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - "Reverie". We still don't know the exact release date but we know some other interesting facts (spoilers!):

  • Gabriel will return to the castle and meet Laura again.
  • She'll assist him in destroying evil (like Zobek in LoS), which awakened in the building after Carmilla's demise.
  • Laura is playable character in certain sections of the DLC.
  • There'll be new locations and enemies.
  • In published concept arts we can see Time Machine and portraits of the founders of The Brotherhood of Light. Will we meet them in person?
  • DLC will be released probably in February.

13.02.2011, 16:47 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Óscar Araujo Nominated
Composer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow soundtrack - Óscar Araujo, have been nominated to Breakout Composer of the Year award by The International Film Music Critics Association. Other nominees are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter aka Daft Punk (Tron: Legacy), Arnau Bataller (La herencia Valdemar), Herbert Grönemeyer (The American) and Nuno Malo (Amália). The game itself have been nominated in the category Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media. Winners will be announced on 25 February. More informations here.

13.02.2011, 15:43 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Screenshots from First DLC
That was quick - we've just learned more about two DLC packs to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and we already can see some fresh screenshots and concept arts from the first one! You'll find them here, on Enjoy!

24.12.2010, 04:11 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas everyone! May you spend it in peace and happiness with your family and friends. For this occasion Konami prepared special Christmas card with Gabriel Belmont - you'll find it here (I didn't know Gabriel can smile like that... so it must be truly magical moment after all ;)).

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

In case you haven't seen last years CastleKeeper's card, I posted it above (this time with site address). This year I focused on adding new features to the home page. Recently I've changed some minor things - Facebook, Twitter and YouTube buttons are now on the top of the main text area and are visible on every page. There's also some more space between Twitter widget and news below, so now it shouldn't overlap the news when filled with longer Tweets. Just today I changed the "Like" button (it now links to CastleKeeper's Facebook page) and added hot news rotator.

Thanks everyone for feedback and testing (I've heard everything works fine even on mobile devices). May the new home page serve you well. :)

23.12.2010, 05:24 (CET) by Nox_A15 in Updates

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New Info About Lords of Shadow DLC Packs
Yesterday (22.12.2010) Konami announced new information concerning DLC packs for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. As we can read on American Konami's site (may contain spoilers):

"... two new downloadable content packages for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow which will feature all new areas, monsters, and brand new story lines.

In Castlevania Lords of Shadow 'Reverie', players will return to the Castle as Gabriel to help Laura, the former servant to the vampire Carmilla, in destroying the unruly evil that was previously kept in check by the recently slain Queen. Once completed, fans of the series can download the second DLC entitled 'Resurrection', which continues the story directly after the end of the original game and gives some insight into the dramatic epilogue seen by players upon completion and Gabriel's ultimate destiny. Both packs are expected to launch in early 2011."

23.12.2010, 04:49 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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Lords of Shadow Released in Japan
Gabriel with his beloved Marie
Gabriel with his beloved Marie

Few days ago (16.12.2010) players from Japan at last received their version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, with exclusive Japanese dubbing. Hideo Kojima himself supervised voice recording sessions and a few famous actors, also known from Metal Gear Solid series, took part in the project. Above you can see a photo of cosplayers published on Hideo Kojima's Twitter (more here and here). If you're from Japan - have fun with the game!

23.12.2010, 04:28 (CET) by Nox_A15 in From the world

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New CastleKeeper's Home Page
As you can see, CastleKeeper has got a new home page, with Twitter widget, hot news area, Facebook badge and "Like" button. Three buttons with random recommended articles are still there. Please let me know in the comments, what do you think about new features and the overall look of it. ;) I'll do my best to improve them further in the future.

12.12.2010, 23:16 (CET) by Nox_A15 in Updates

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