It certainly turned out well for fans of the series, and many consider it to be the first great 3D installment in the esteemed franchise.
And now, Konami has announced that Mercury Steam's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has shipped 1 million copies in the US and Europe. Developed with the help of Kojima Productions, the game has proven popular thanks to "rich storytelling, innovative gameplay, intricate graphics, and iconic voice acting by some of the world's most recognizable voice talents including Patrick Stewart, Robert Carlyle, Natasha McElhone and Jason Isaacs. The game will be released in Japan next month, and we'd expect it to be popular in that region. Said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.:
"Castlevania has truly reinvented itself with its move to next gen platforms and we're extremely pleased at the positive response we've seen toward Castlevania: Lords of Shadow globally, mainly due to the dedicated fans who have supported the series for so long. The remarkable sales achieved in such a short time are a true testament of the work and dedication that went into this project, and we're very grateful to have partnered with such fine talent in the rebirth of one of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s most successful franchises."
When Gabriel Belmont's beloved wife is murdered by the evil forces of darkness, the hero seeks revenge and in the process, discovers what awaits the world if he doesn't succeed. Only the God Mask can purify the land and Gabriel's quest to obtain it is loaded with all sorts of threats and perils…but of course, that's what makes it fun. Maybe once it's out in Japan for a while, we can get some actual sales numbers from Konami.
Related Game(s): Castlevania: Lords of Shadow