Castlevania is a multi-generational video game series developed and published by Konami. The franchise was first released in 1986, but has evolved from a side-scrolling platformer into a full-scale action adventure series – and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The series is a fan-favourite, and has influenced generation after generation of games since first being released.
Rebooted in 2010, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series explores Gabriel Belmont’s fall from grace as he is drawn into a world of demonic forces and supernatural terrors. Initially set in 1047 AD, the game boasts extraordinarily rich and stylised visuals, fusing gothic imagery with a deeply archaic medieval vibe.
Combining concept art, game stills and promotional images from both Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and the upcoming sequel Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, as well as side story Mirror of Fate, the book will take readers on a visual guide through the supernatural world of Castlevania, following the Belmont family’s everlasting struggle against the forces of darkness. The book will offer an exclusive look at Gabriel and the rest of the Belmont clan, as well as the games’ allies and antagonists, supernatural creatures and otherworldly locations – and much more.
There is also a special slipcased edition, limited to 500 copies, which includes an exclusive Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 concept art print, signed by the artist.