New Castlevania project info leaks

Confusion reigns over renamed Lords of Shadow title

Details have leaked of a new Konami title named Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation, which is apparently being created with involvement from Kojima Productions.

A game entitled simply Lords of Shadows was first announced at Game Convention in August 2008 from Spanish developer Mercury Steam. However, new information leaked ahead of Konami's E3 conference on Wednesday suggests that the game has become part of the long-running Castlevania series.

When originally announced the game was described as being a "third person-viewed adventure" set "in Southern Europe during the middle ages" and telling a "dark fairy tale". In retrospect not only does the gameplay appear similar to the Castlevania series but the production art is highly reminiscent of the franchise.

Madrid-based studio Mercury Steam is best known for previous titles American McGee presents: Scrapland and Clive Barker's Jericho. However in information mistakenly released ahead of time Kojima Productions is now listed as the developer of the game. Konami producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi has previously been producer on the last several iterations of the Castlevania series.

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