Konami's announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, continuing the origin story of Dracula and the Belmont clan.
Developed by Mercury Steam, the title will follow directly on from the ending of the original, as Gabriel Belmont stands revealed as Dracula; now the Dark Prince has to return to his castle to reclaim his lost powers.
"Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is a clear example of the intention of KONAMI to develop quality games for Triple-A market," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "The rich storylines, vibrant graphics and surprises of the series features are unmatched, what makes Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in one of the most important releases of next year."
"We are proud to announce the development of the conclusion of the epic saga Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, giving users a new gaming experience within the universe of Lords of Shadow," said Dave Cox, Producer of the game and Head of Planning and Product Development at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the game Castlevania saga most successful in its history, and we are preparing to fans of the series another exciting title, complete with the resurrection of Dracula and the desire of the Belmont clan of their ultimate destruction. "
Check out the video, and the first images from the game: