Yet another game we got to see a bit more of at the Spike TV VGAs was Konami's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The Mercury Steam-developed new Castlevania title is set in present day and thankfully features a vampire slaying Belmont.
Check out the full trailer below along with a selection of new screens.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 trailer
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 screens:
Read on for the announcement and make sure to pre-order the game, which is due out next year, below.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled an all-new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
In the new trailer, Dracula (voiced by Robert Carlyle) wakes up after centuries of sleep, old and withered. He slowly begins to recollect his past and we then see him at the height of his powers long ago. As Dracula's castle is being besieged, fans are exposed to various enemies he will face, in addition to an all new weapon – the void sword.
The trailer also finally confirms that the game will pick up from the explosive epilogue of the first title in the Lords of Shadow saga, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. This will be a game that spans centuries with much of it taking place in the present day.
Developed by Madrid-based Mercury Steam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 builds on its critically acclaimed predecessor. The title will feature an all-new storyline, a larger cast of characters, open world environments and breath-taking visuals delivered via a much more powerful, brand new in house game engine called Mercury Engine 2. Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must amass his old powers – and his castle is central to regaining his lost abilities.
But the famed Belmont clan seeks their ancestor's ultimate destruction.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC in 2013.
At the end of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is the sequel to that 2010 reboot of the Castlevania series for play on Next-Gen game consoles. In it fans can expect thrilling new twists, action, adventure and challenges, as Dracula returns, this time to battle ultimate evil. Yet the dilemma is that he himself is greatly weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. To succeed against the powerful threat he stands against, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers - and only his castle holds the key. However, the famed Belmont clan also seeks his ultimate destruction.