The official Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has provided story details and first concept artwork (as well as stills from the CG trailer) for the newly announced Mercury Steam sequel.
“In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, fans can expect thrilling new twists and challenges,” reads the site. “In this shocking conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga, Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers – and only his castle holds the key. However, the famed Belmont clan also seek his ultimate destruction.”
Lords of Shadow 2 is due for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. View the artwork at the gallery.