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2012 VGAs: ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’ Takes Dracula To Modern Day Setting

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As promised, a new cinematic trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the sequel to 2010′s Castlevania reboot from developer Mercury Steam, was shown off during the 2012 Spike VGAs on Friday.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2‘s setting, and it’s one you may be surprised to see. In the cinematic trailer, Gabriel–now known as Dracula–vows to have his vengeance, and he’ll be carrying it out in a modern-day setting.

The Castlevania series has always been grounded in a 14th-century universe of vampires, bats, ghouls, and goblins, but Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will see Dracula and the minions of Hell in a concrete jungle full of people.

Whether or not Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will only take place in a modern-day setting is unknown for the moment, but it will be interesting to see how Mercury Stream handles an unfamiliar setting in the storied Castlevania universe.

Unlike the other games shown off during the VGAs, we do know what platforms Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be coming out on–at least some of them. As revealed during E3 this year, the sequel will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year. Whether or not the game will also be coming to the PC, or the Wii U even, Konami has yet to say.

We’ll likely be waiting until E3 2013 to hear more on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything more. Once the trailer is made available, we’ll add it to this post.

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5 Responses to “2012 VGAs: ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’ Takes Dracula To Modern Day Setting”

  1. Peter Lawson

    Who writes this crap? "The Castlevania series has always been grounded in a 14th-century universe…".

    None of the Castlevania games are set in the 14th-Century. Dracula's Curse is the closest, set in 1476. Symphony and Dracula X are set in the 18th, Castlevania and Super Castlevania IV are set in the 17th century and the two Sorrow games are set in the future (2030's). Even the 3D titles don't fit your logic with Lament and Lords of shadow both set in the 11th century.

    So, again, who writes this uneducated crap about a series they obviously know nothing about?

  2. Nick Butler

    The same people who call Gabe Newell 'Gary Newell'. Its the VGAs….everyone knows its done a group of morons.