Konami has unleashed a fresh gameplay trailer for the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. It aims to show the depth of its strategic combat system, and gives us a glimpse of weapons and abilities available, as well as explaining the HUD.
Much of the trailer focuses on a demonstrative battle with a Stone Golem enemy. Amongst other things it shows Dracula’s Void Magic ability, which, through skillful play, lets you draw blood and energy from your enemies. It’s a neat twist on the character’s traditional need to feed on vein claret.
The trailer also shows the game’s world, which is more open than the previous game. Items can be gained throughout the game that let you reach previously inaccessible areas, so exploration and revisiting areas is encouraged. And, of course, there’s a wide range of gruesome enemies to dispatch in spectacular fashion.
Konami announced yesterday that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will launch on February 28 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.