Castlevania DLC delayed on Xbox 360 at the last minute

If you were waiting for the latest Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC for the 360, you may have noticed that... well, it isn't there. Konami has now confirmed there were problems that forced the company to pull it at the very last minute.

In a series of ongoing tweets from Konami's "castlevanialos" account, managed by David Cox, the publisher clarifies that the content is complete and ready to go, but that there is a technical problem with Xbox Live.

Lucky for PS3 gamers in the US, the DLC went to the PlayStation Store ahead of schedule, last week. For consumers in Europe, though, the DLC was held until this week. And though there are no issues with PlayStation Network, Konami has held off on releasing the PS3 DLC over there.

"We believe in treating all our customers equally. This is a multi-format game. Everyone gets it at the [same] time. That's fair!" explained Cox.

Angry European Twitter users are saying in order to be "fair," it should be pulled from the US PlayStation Store, to which Cox replied, "I agree but that was put up there in error and it's too late to take it down. I sympathise it's not the best situation :("

According to Cox, Konami is contractually obligated to release the DLC to both platforms at the same time, so it cannot budge on this issue. Cox promises he'll keep everyone informed with the latest updates.


Mar 31, 2011




  • Kethmach - April 1, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    Yeah awfulfrenchdude - like it hasn't happened on the PS3 as well. Don't be a tool.
  • ChilMan - April 1, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    I have looking forward to this since I finished the game last month. I hope it is out soon.
  • habs - March 31, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    lol so the ps3 gets something first,and something further for eu to whine about. last i checked the ps3 has nothing about it that makes me turn it on.yet i need no reason to turn on the 360 since its not all about games.
  • BladedFalcon - March 31, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Even if they could. Why should PS3 Users in North America have to wait like the rest if the content's already out? Do the people in Europe would get any kind of benefit if that happened other than schadenfreude? No. Besides, that "equality" thing is bullshit,Konami made us PS3 users wait almost a whole month in order to get our hands on Hard Corps: Uprising. So I call shenanigans on that "Contractual obligation" even if M$ paid the big bucks for temporal exclusivity. So yes, we're getting it early, call it a small payback.
  • awfulfrenchchildactor - March 31, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    another reason i love my playstation and my 360 collects dust...

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