Ripten was lucky enough to get hands on with the final version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow this week.  Better yet, we we’ve just been given the go ahead from Konami to go live with the gameplay footage that we took.

There are obvious influences here, Shadow of the Colossus being the most evident.  However, fights like these are only a small part of the game and you will only face a few of these titans over the 25+ hours of intense gameplay.

Not impressed?  Well you may be the only one.

Look for more hands on coverage plus my upcoming interview with executive producer David Cox right here at!