Konami have announced that the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Ultimate Edition now has a playable demo on Steam. The game is also available for preorder a 10% discount, down to around $26 from $29.99.

Lords of Shadow is a styled as a darker reboot of the Castlevania mythology and initially released on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in  2010. This marks the first time that the game has come to PC.

The core gameplay and story remain unchanged, but Konami appear to have put some work into optimising the port. The graphics of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow have been increased to HD standards, and the developers have also allowed the game to run at 60 FPS on more powerful computers. In addition, PC video card features such as AMD’s  Crossfire and Nvidia’s SLI are supported.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Ultimate Edition will also include both the Reverie and Resurrection DLC packs, which came out back in 2011 on consoles.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Ultimate Edition will be officially released on August 23. If your interest has been piqued, head over to the official Steam page to try out the demo.


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