I had the same probelm with the castle entrance. I killed all the soldiers but they just kept respawning. I tried rebooting the system and when i tried it again it finally triggered the statues to turn blue and open the doors. However, I'm currently stuck in the drangleic castle because a door won't open. I just beat the double dragon slayers and i made my way past the room with 12 giant elephant soldier statues. There is an outer terrace where 3 arrow shooting soldiers are and a big teal colored won't open. Does anyone know how to get the teal colored door open?
wakenhut which one exactly you mean? the door near the bonfire after the boss room? If you mean that then you have to climb the ladder near that bonfire in the room with stone soldiers. Activate the Stone Giant by killing an enemy near it and the elevator will be activated.
I made it into the castle and died before reaching a bonfire. Now the front gate is closed and won't open. I kill an enemy near the golems to power them up, but it doesn't do anything. The soldiers don't respawn anymore. I'm worried that i glitched the game somehow and can't open the gate. Any ideas?