Konami has announced release dates for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and PES 2014. Lords of Shadow 2, which marks the conclusion of MercurySteam’s Castlevania story, will launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on February 25 in the US and the 28th in the UK. The game had previously been confirmed for a winter release, raising hopes it would arrive this calendar year.
Dave Cox, producer on the title and studio head of European production at Konami, said: “We have gone all-out to create a fitting climax to one of the most warmly-welcomed series resurrections to date. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is bigger, more epic and more challenging – and tells a tale that will live on in video game lore forever.”
Football fans will get their fix a little earlier, with PES 2014 receiving a September 20 UK release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, four days ahead of the game’s US launch. Football rival FIFA 14, which will come bundled free with Xbox One consoles in Europe, will hit the US on the same day, and Europe a week later on September 27.
PES 2014's release will be preceded by a demo, which will be available from September 11 on PS3 and the following day on Xbox 360. It will feature several playable teams within a full match scenario and a tutorial element to help familiarise players with the new control system.