Konami has announced that a Windows PC version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will release alongside the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions.
Konami say the Windows PC version is being simultaneously developed by Madrid-based Mercury Steam, and the publisher is confident that the sequel builds on the acclaimed predecessor in every way.
The new game features a larger cast among the all-new storyline. Konami promise huge open-world environments and “breath-taking visuals delivered via a much more powerful, brand new in house game engine called Mercury Engine 2.”
The original took us to the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is said to act as a “shocking” finale to the Lords of Shadow saga, states the press release.
“Dracula returns once again; weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must amass his old powers – and his castle is central to regaining his abilities.”
Game Producer, Dave Cox and Head of Product Planning and Development for Konami had this to offer:
“Castlevania: Lords of Shadow successfully rebooted the franchise but now we want to go further and exceed people’s expectations on what to expect from the sequel.
“This new game tells a much broader tale and one that spans centuries. It is a game that pushes whatever format it is on to the absolute limit, and we are delighted thatCastlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’s rich blend of first-class fighting, deep exploration and rich storytelling are set to delight and enthrall PC users, too.
“There’s a darkness coming and with our new game engine, we hope to deliver something truly special across multiple formats that will set new standards for action adventure games …”
You can find more about the PC version on the official site.