Emerging alongside the grotesque monstrosities and nightmarish horrors that are sure to invade your doorstep this Halloween, Konami has not only released a new trailer, entitled Dracula’s Vengeance, for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, but has also revealed details outlining exclusive special edition pre-orders pertaining to the concluding Lords of Shadow entry as well.
Viewing the relatively short footage Konami has purposely teased us with, the Dracula’s Vengeance trailer itself focuses on the vampiric anti-hero Dracula embracing both the true nature of his transformed self and his seemingly unquenchable thirst for vengeance. With that said, we also received a welcome glimpse at Alucard’s role in the game, along with an appearance from Gabriel Belmont’s wife, Marie, as well.
In regards to special edition pre-orders, Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition will feature a beautifully-crafted tomb casing containing a copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, a limited edition hardcover art book, a highly-detailed Dracula-themed steelbook, and four exclusive 10cm figurines designed by comic book artist Neil Googe. Unfortunately, this magnificent product is limited to 30,000 units and will only be available in the UK exclusively through GAME.
Konami has also announced alternative pre-orders from Zavvi which include a Dracula-themed steelbook edition of the game, and those pre-ordering may also receive in-game collectible content such as a “Premium Dracula” suit, a “Dark Dracula” costume, or a “Relic Rune” pack depending on where the pre-order is purchased from.
Whether these same special pre-order offers will appear in North America (possibly in a different form) sometime in the near future remains unknown.
Update: Pre-Order Incentives for North American Buyers
New information was uprooted November 1st pertaining to pre-order incentives for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in North America. Depending on the retailer you purchase from, you could receive all sorts of in-game collectible content; a “Dark Dracula” skin (amazon.com), a “Relic Rune” pack (Best Buy), and a “Dracula Armor” skin (GameStop) are the ones that have been announced so far. Hopefully, North America will also see a release of the Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition as well. However, no new information surrounding that item has been provided at this time.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be releasing February 25th, 2014 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.