Publisher Konami is officially marking Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 as a game the company needs to lower in price, in order to get it off shelves. In a recent announcement, Konami states that the game will now be available for €25.99.
Its new price is tagged similarly for both digital and retail releases, though it’s doubtful the retail price will really stick. Most stores sort of retain their own business model and tanking titles usually get discounted a lot more anyway or stay forever in full price limbo, in the worst case scenario.
Oddly enough though, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 didn’t even start as the traditional full price release of €60 games. It hovered more around €40 at the time of release, though a price cut is still welcomed.
Reviews haven’t really favored the mismatched sequel in an already odd trilogy, spanning multiple platforms. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 floats around a Metacritic score of 60, due to some strange design elements, such as forced stealth missions.
Additionally, the game’s director was the source of internal strife over at developer MercurySteam. Articles and comments emerged discussing the director’s tyrannical stake in the company, hindering the development of the game.
It looks like all these issues have not done Konami favors, as games rarely get price cuts when they’re being super successful in their first months of existence. It’s a shame, as playing with the legendary Dracula in a modern world in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 could’ve been great.