Konami’s demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow indicated a change towards a more operatic, Gothic tone in this newest entry for the franchise.
The on-floor demo began with ominous narration establishing the premise: it’s the middle ages, and the world seems to be on the brink of the apocalypse. Darkness is winning, and the dead can no longer pass on to their just reward.The protagonist, Gabriel Belmont, is a holy knight in service to the people, whose deceased wife is trapped in Limbo. Spurred by his love for her, he sets out on a suicidal quest to battle the “Lords of Shadow” and retrieve a mask rumored to be capable of resurrecting the dead. Since it’s a Castlevania title, it’s probably not a bad guess that vampires are involved somewhere.
More about the game past the break as well as a video interview.