Lords of Devs
Konami has been quite good to us recently; with the information they have shared about their upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Now we have been given a developers diary video from Producer Dave Cox and Mercurysteam Producer Enric Alvarez. So now we can get behind the scenes and find out how they created The Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula.
In Lords of Shadow 2, Dracula has been made more human than previous incarnations of the character. Where as in the first title with Gabriel, his journey showed the character going from light to dark; Dracula is shown going from dark to very dark along this new journey. To make his character more relatable, he is on a mission to end his immortality. This is the motivation throughout the game.
For the first time in a Castlevania history, you can actually play as the Prince of Darkness himself. In previous titles, he has appeared briefly as someone who does a bit of magic, and 'puff' he is gone. Now he has been given emotions, so is every much as real as Gabriel. Picking the right voice for Dracula was also important, so the actor of choice is Robert Carlyle. He has played a couple of villains, and his voice adds to the personality of the new Dracula, and makes him sound like a very dangerous man, and very believable.
Inspirationa have been drawn from old films to make him how the developers wanted him. That is some insight into The Prince of Darkness, and I am getting really interested in this now, and to be honest I cannot wait to play it. Is anyone else looking forward to this game?