The team at Konami and MercurySteam have kicked off a new trailer today showing off some of the key characters in the upcoming title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.  We recently talked with Dave Cox, Lead Producer for the game about how they are trying to “create something that will live forever”.  Ambitious indeed!  You can check out that interview right here.

The video shows what has happened to Gabriel and his ascension to his role as Dracula.   The weakened vampire stranded in modern times sounds like it’ll make a pretty fantastic backdrop for the game.

The new trailer highlights footage from the game to introduce a range of key characters and adversaries from the new installment including; Dracula, once Gabriel, a member of the Brotherhood of Light who fought to avenge the death of his beloved wife Marie, but fate got the better of him, transforming him into Dracula – the most feared of all vampires. Also returning is Zobek, one of the founders of the Brotherhood of Light, who is, in reality, one of the evil Lords of Shadow who betrayed Gabriel and all of humanity. Carmilla, Marie and Satan himself make a return, in addition to a slew of new characters.The new trailer also showcases some previously unseen locations and environments.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will launch on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on February 25th, 2014.