An Ancient Vampire Awakens - And He's Hungry In This 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2' Trailer

...hungry for vengeance, that is. The new trailer promises to follow up where the post-credits sequence in "Lords of Shadow" left off with [spoiler ahoy] Gabriel Belmont in modern-ish day Europe.

And it's giving me chills.

After taking down the powerful demons in the 2010 game, the trailer shows Gabriel wreaking havoc between the conclusion of "Lords of Shadow" and the present day. The question is: when will "Lords of Shadow 2" take place? And how will (if at all) will his son figure into the storyline? Is this a case where we'll have to play the 3DS bridging title "Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate" to get more info?

From the sound of it, Robert Carlyle ("Trainspotting," "Once Upon A Time") will be reprising his role as Gabriel, and I'm very cool with that.

It's been a while since we had a sweeping game with a massively powerful vampire protagonist out front (I'd say "Defiance: Legacy of Kain" was precisely the last, best time), so I'm really into the tantalizing details Konami has put on display here. The first game was largely successful as a hack-and-slash/character action game, setting up the scion of the Belmont clan and establishing the origins of the vampire curse in the games' world. While some QTE-heavy boss fights hampered the overall experience, the questing, abilities, weapons, and bosses more than made up for it (along with Sir Patrick Stewart).

Now if only we knew when "Lords of Shadow 2" will be hitting shelves.

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