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.

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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.

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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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