Castlevania's next-gen debut may still be three months away, but ShopTo are already dropped their preorder price to a impressively low level. They're currently stocking Lords of Shadow for £34.85, whicb is £3 less than their nearest competitors (Zavvi in this case). There's still plenty of time for the price to drop even further- but this is still a decent price for any new release that's probably worth a punt for diehard fans!
- Click here to preorder Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for £34.95 from ShopTo (PS3)
- Click here to preorder Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for £34.95 from ShopTo (Xbox 360)
Castlevania is one of the most oldest and most revered platformers in videogame history (though I must admit that the original's savage difficulty curve frequently got the better of me). Drafting in legendary developer Hideo Kojima to the cause, Konami plan to bring the series' trademark platforming to next-gen consoles and western audiences; along with enhanced combat to bring Castlevania in line with more modern hack & slash titles.
Armed with a versatile 'Combat Cross' (an homage to the throwing crucifix from the original), the heroic Gabriel will lay siege to horrific supernatural foes to redeem his wife's soul. Far from a meatheaded lug, Kojima assures us that Gabriel will be a relatable character with a tragic, powerful backstory- and we'll find ourselves feeling his pain more than once.
Naturally, we'll be keeping a close eye on any further preorder price drops- and remember that you can cancel your preorder at any time to take advantage of a better deal. On the other hand, this is a good price for one of the year's most anticipated releases.