The developers of the second Castlevania: Lords of Shadow game want it to be unique from its predecessor and have constructed an open world that is full of variety and depth.
Lords of Shadow 2 takes place in a modern city. As such, several real world European cities were used as inspiration. Cities like Madrid and Cologne were referenced since they have a blend of old and new buildings. This is a Castlevania game so keeping the Gothic aesthetic was important. The game will gradually open up as you progress through the story and by the end you’ll have a gigantic world to explore.
The trailer also details how Dracula (protagonist Gabriel Belmont) and Satan have changed as characters. Although they’ve obviously changed from a design perspective, we will also get to see how their characters have grown since the original Lords of Shadow.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 25th.