Konami first announced the sequel of the surprising reboot of their Castlevania series on home consoles in Los Angeles at the 2012 E3 Expo. The action-adventure series was originally a platforming game and was first introduced in 1986 on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Though the series has made an appearance on each generation of consoles, Lords of Shadow was the first entry on this nearly concluded current generation. Over the weekend at Spike TV’s VGA 10, they shared another peek in the form of a new trailer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Today some new details clarifying the video have also been released. In the new trailer, Dracula wakes up after centuries of sleep, old and withered. He slowly begins to recollect his past and in flashbacks, 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 confirms that the game will pick up from the epilogue of the first Lords of Shadow. This will apparently be a game that spans centuries with much of it taking place in the present day.
It was previously confirmed that the game will again star Gabriel Belmont as Dracula. He is now seeking to regain his lost power to combat a new threat, while dealing with the Belmont clan, who seeks their ancestor’s ultimate destruction. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, The Mirror of Fate will tie-in with a climax that will also help set up the events of Lords of Shadow 2. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and for Windows PC in 2013.
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