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

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.