Konami's Pre-E3 stream has gifted us with an epic trailer announcing the tentative release date for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 as Winter 2013. The trailer also confirms you will be playing as Gabriel Belmont yet again (Spoilers: Who is now Dracula).

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is said to be the 'epic conclusion' in the saga. Whether or not that means there will be more games along the time-line of the rebooted series or not is yet to be seen. If anything, I hope they keep on using the original Lords of Shadow composer for anything else in the future - the soundtrack is simply epic!

In other news, PC gamers can rejoice as Konami has announced an ‘Ultimate Edition’ of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for the PC that will be available via Steam on August 27th 2013.

There are some key new features that merit this game's ‘Ultimate Edition’ title, with the press release stating the following:

  • New Features: The Ultimate Edition offers the original full game plus add-on content: Reverie and Resurrection. It also boasts enhanced 1080p HD graphics, runs at a solid 60 frames per second via recommended spec, and offers trophy integration through Steam with Cloud saving.
  • New Storyline: Players can immerse themselves in the brand-new Lords of Shadow storyline, meeting classic characters and experiencing tangential side stories.
  • New Weapons and Skills: Overcome obstacles using the Combat Cross multi-function weapon and hone platforming skills within this sprawling adventure. Swing across chasms, climb sheer walls, rappel down cliffs, grip and pull away obstacles.
  • New Titan Battles: Conquer behemoth enemies of terrifying size, where special attacks and cunning speed are required for advancement.
  • New Exploration: Explore gothic ruins, dark castles, barren forests and frozen wastelands. Discover a whole world to investigate with many routes and hidden secret places that contain items to aid Gabriel on his quest.

We'll keep you posted should any more info become available over the course of E3.