Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is still more than a month away from release, but its developers, MercurySteam, are already hard at work on a brand new project. Although there are absolutely no real details to speak of for the time being, it is being prepared for release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not the Wii U. It was also stated that this new project will be “completely different” from their current one. These morsels of information was revealed by Lords of Shadow 2’s producer David Cox, during a recent roundtable interview session.
With MercurySteam’s custodianship of Castlevania drawing to a close next month, it was a foregone conclusion that the team would move on to something new, though one is prone to wonder what it could be. Back in 2012, Cox went on record to say that he would like a chance to tackle a new Contra, which would indeed be a very different type of game from Castlevania. For now, we can only guess.
As for Lords of Shadow 2, Cox reiterated that it will not be made available for the PS4 and XBO, at least not by the core team as “it would mean kind of taking five steps back” and require a retooling of the game’s engine. He does, however, concede that another studio could handle the port, though mentions that it is not a consideration at this point.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is slated to release on the 25th of February for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. We will continue to cover it as release draws near, and keep our eyes and ears peeled for anything related to this freshly teased project.