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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ships 1 Million Across U.S. And Europe

Konami revealed today it has shipped a million copies of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow to stores in the United States and Europe since the game's early October release.
Konami revealed today it has shipped a million copies of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow to stores in the United States and Europe since the game's early October release. The series reboot, a co-production between MercurySteam and Kojima Productions, was the franchise's first 3D iteration for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game received relatively high marks from critics, who positively noted the game's significantly different direction from the previous games in the series. "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," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., in a statement. Lords of Shadow's success does much to erase the critical and sales failure of 2008 Wii release Castlevania Judgement, a motion-controlled 3D fighting games featuring many characters from the Castlevania universe. In other recent news for the franchise, 2D, multiplayer-focused Xbox Live Arcade release Castlevania: Harmony of Despair was heavily promoted as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion, becoming one of the best-selling games on the service after its August release. Lords of Shadow is set for a December 7 release in Japan.

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