Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 out this winter

Release window for Mercury Steam's action game confirmed; title will feature some open-world elements; Patrick Stewart to return as Zobek.

Mercury Steam's upcoming action game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this winter, publisher Konami confirmed today in a pre-E3 briefing.

The release window comes by way of an all-new trailer for the game, which shows off the game's modern-day setting and some of the title's new characters, enemies, and weapons.

In addition, Mercury Steam today confirmed that the game will feature open-world elements.

Mercury Steam's Enric Alvarez explained that "in Lords of Shadow 2, you'll be able to walk freely all over the game's universe without loading times and with a very organic and real feeling."

Lastly, the new Lords of Shadow 2 trailer hints that Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Zobek in the new game.

For more on Lords of Shadow 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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edhc44
edhc44

Patrick Stewart is awesome and totally underrated. In a side note, really looking forward to LoS2.

toyo75
toyo75

Those NES catridges brought back memories. Since this is a Konami video, I remember playing Wai Wai Konami World on the NES with its super deformed Konami characters like Simon Belmont, Contra heroes, Twin Bee, etc. 

Curious about Keifer Sutherland portraying Snake in Metal Gear.

Very excited about Lords of Shadows 2. I enjoyed playing Lords of Shadows 1 even if some critics unfairly panned the game as not being a "true" Castlevania. 

Lords of Shadows 1 has enriched and deepened the story of the Castlevania universe and I'm very interested on how the story further develops in part 2.

etryus
etryus

Day 1 purchase, I loved the first episode. Not sure if I'll buy it for PC or PS3 though. 

lilj2626
lilj2626

O wel Konami was a compny i USE to Respct NOW HELLL NAW cuz anybody who seem to frget they History like these Idiots DESRVE wat they get???I  rememba da Golden Yrs of Gamin n Konami was ontop wit Capcom Most yaws DONT know dat??these FOOLS doin Soccer n Casino Apps but cant go back to the essence or the Gamesz that put yaw where yaw at???so naw wake me up wen Konami makes a ACTUAL Retro game or sum original like they USE to do n da 80s Google they ass n YAW c wat I mean

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Some hot action in cold winter....that's a perfect combination....
HELL YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!
Bring it ON.


alpha-blade
alpha-blade

It's great that they make a good changing in the game and i hope they really fix the issues we face in LOS 1.

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's really gone too far with the short development cycles when you get one game this summer and then the sequel in the winter. How much quality work can one put down in such a short time I wonder. What about franchise fatigue?/sarcasm.

Subaru1980
Subaru1980

Castelvania die hard lover since the Game Boy! The first Lords of Shadow was very cool. Many complained it's a God of War or Dante's Inferno like, but who cares it was great that's it. Not bad from the Spanish people :)

Can't wait for the squel.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Day 1 purchase, glad that Mr Stewart is back, he was great in the first game. Probably will be my last current Gen buy. 

Valkyrslayer
Valkyrslayer

So the second one is also coming for PC? hell yes

servb0ts
servb0ts

I Love Castlevania LOS I platinum it with both expensive DLC's. Too bad the Wait is Too Late, After August 27th I'll be on Final Fantasy XIV ARR next few year, sadly I won't have time for this  >.<

lilj2626
lilj2626

yea jus sad we gtta freakn wait til Winter???so Konami bout dat Retro Pak????

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

No way would I buy this or any game (other than maybe The Last of Us and only then if I knew for sure it was not coming out for PS4/PC) for my PS3. Seven year old crap tech.

norman69
norman69

HELL YES.

First Lords of Shadow was just awesome- I'll admit it was one of the only Castlevania games I've ever played, but it was awesome- great scale, soundtrack and boss fights, so I'm hoping this follow-up follows the same trends. 

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Cocks specifically said "This year", so it must be December and only December. 

But, who am I kidding, they're lying. It's either late February 2014 or even later.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I've regretted not playing the first Lords of Shadow (other than the demo)... and now this reminds me I need to pick it up, if only to add to my ever growing backlog!

Lord_Daemon
Lord_Daemon

Though somewhat faulty, I've still enjoyed playing all the 3D Castlevania games and am very excited to get my hands on this one. 

Radu_Magus
Radu_Magus

Konami, why u no give us Suikoden?

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

so glad this and the original also come to the PC <3 thanks konamiyou earned my respect again, also Metal gear Revengeance will come to the PC which is great news in its own, lets just hope Metal Gear V will also make a PC appereance and everything is peachy in the PC universe once again :D

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

Yeah I'm still confused by this...

Does it take place during modern days? This is the Dracula who we have killed again and again throughout all the Castlevania games right? So why does it look like they are adding a morality system in there now to let us decide on if he is a protagonist or antagonist, we know the answer by now.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Yay!!! Modern time setting, I'm so excited 8)

TrueGB
TrueGB

We finally get to play Dracula. Wicked.

edhc44
edhc44

@toyo75 You seem as interested in the LoS storyline as I am, but judging by your comment, you must've missed Mirror of Fate, the 3DS "bridge" between LoS 1 and 2. I haven't played it yet (no 3DS) but just wanted to give you a heads up as you appear to be unaware of it =)

charlesdao
charlesdao

@etryus As a PS3 player... Buy on PC, plug your Dualshock controller and have fun!

HiroArka
HiroArka

@Hurvl If your talking about the first game? That is a PC port coming out this summer and the first game has been out for awhile! Porting a game to PC does not take that hard of work? Does it?

Subaru1980
Subaru1980

@norman69 You should try (if possible) some of the past games. They were a lot harder. Castelvania Symphony of the Night forever the best of the series.

Radu_Magus
Radu_Magus

I would take anything, really. But there were weak sales only because Konami didn't market it well.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Radu_Magus I am afraid,if they felt like making another Suikoden,it would be a handheld-version.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@Deadly_Nemesis Without spoiling too much, the Lords of Shadow games take place in a different timeline from all other Castlevania games. Think of it as a completely separate continuity. There are references and characters to past games, but they are not connected to them. Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate, and Lords of Shadow 2 are part of a self-contained universe.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@SteamyPotatoes 2nd one is not coming out this year. Why else would they say WINTER and not DECEMBER???

toyo75
toyo75

@edhc44 @toyo75 I know of the 3DS version. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to play the game since I do not own a 3DS either. I did watch videos uploaded by other gamers of their full game plays of Mirror of Fate in YouTube so I can get a background of the story.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@HiroArka It was all meant as a joke aimed at the annual franchises like CoD, Assassins' Creed and most sport games, hence the "/sarcasm" at the end, but thanks for ignoring that. I'm quite happy that we PC gamers get the opportunity to play one good game and then, if we'd like to, can begin playing the sequel right after we're finished with the first one, no need to wait a year or two as is usually the case. 

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

@HiroArka @Hurvl  Naa it doesn't take much time...all you have to do is synch the control system and make it to keyboard and mouse compatible....and some graphical codes so that it looks well on the PC.

lilj2626
lilj2626

@Radu_Magus Konami dont market Nun unless its MG related??? its sad cuz i kno da History behind it 40yrs Old n all they do is FOCUS on 1 Freakn Game??Sum wrng wit dat??