Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Gives Gabriel A New Weapon

By Spencer . December 10, 2012 . 1:19pm

imageWhip? Combat Cross? Nah, Dracula uses a sword. The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 trailer shows Gabriel Belmont using a blade. Konami confirmed this is a new weapon called the Void Sword. (Update: I should probably clarify that this isn’t his only weapon, Gabriel has a whip too!)


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 takes place centuries after Lords of Shadow where a withered Dracula wakes up in his castle.


Konami has Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 scheduled to come out in 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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  • Cameron Ward

    as long the story is good and the gameplay and level design is solid, then i will be preordering this game


    • andref

      hail sithis

  • Cloud_ST

    Makes sense, he can’t use holy weapons since he’s a vampire.

    • Magus KilIer

      Whips aren’t necessarily holy,in Portrait of Ruin,you could use various whips,like a dark whip or a flaming whip

      • Cloud_ST

        I know, but the combat cross (later named vampire killer) was definitely holy, most of the sub-weapons in Castlevania are also holy most of the time.

      • sperium

        LoS stabilishes that the Vampire Killer is pretty much the end-all blessed weapon.

        • AkuLord3

          Well that was known BEFORE LoS but yeah

    • Dexward

      That, and he broke and left it in the Underworld.

      • Isn’t one of Trevor’s objectives in Mirror of Fate to gather all the pieces of Gabriel’s Combat Cross, maybe to defeat his old man with it? Perhaps that’s also the reason why he becomes Alucard, no?

        • Christopher Lee Miller

          Trevor is not Alucard. Trevor was born from Maria and Gabriel before the events of Lords of Shadow. Sometime after the transformation, Dracula falls in love with a human named Lisa and they concieved Alucard.

          • In this new story (since los), Trevor becomes Alucard. He will be defeated by his father, but instead of dying, he will became a vampire too. Remember what is said in the end of the first trailer (extended) : “It seems that fate has given me a second chance, FATHER….”, with the picture of Alucard. And Trevor never came back home… And older Simon recognized his dad’s battle-cross in Alucard’s hand…”That’s the battle-cross my father carried”…

  • Alfy Masamune

    i’m more a fan of swords than whips…………the sword looks great.

  • OwlyDan

    The pitch sadly reminds me of Blood Omen 2 which was probably the baddest Legacy of Kain.

    Omen… Omen ? Well I didn’t like Lords of shadow anyway, I’m just sad to see Castlevania drifting away from his legen…wait for it…DARY heritage.

    Hope some players will enjoy it.

  • Exdeath would be proud, then send the entire place to the Void.


      • neocatzon

        Embrace the stillness of eternity…


          Ahem I pretty much have ExDeath’s lines memorized anytime the VOID is mentioned.

          • Dexward


  • z_merquise

    Maybe he can use different weapon types this time?

    Because in the E3 2012 trailer, he uses a whip-like magic weapon coming out from his arm.

    • Aztec

      David Cox has confirmed on twitter that the sword and the whip-like power on the E3 trailer are only 2 of various other weapons Dracula will be able to fight with. I’m surprised Siliconera failed to mention this, ’cause the articles makes it seem like the sword is Drac’s only weapon.

  • Well, aside from the weapons, hope Gabriel has familiar Castlevania Dracula abilities like shooting fireballs and teleport.

  • ysburrito

    the hilt looks like the combat cross. just pointing out the obvious

  • Solomon_Kano

    Can’t wait for this.

  • sperium

    There better be a boss fight against someone using the Vampire Killer. Mirror Of Fate confirms Gabe didn’t keep it (Unless they made another, but I think that would cheapen it).

    • Kal-El-1983

      the DLC for Lords of Shadow showed Gabriel breaking it, but since I do not own a 3DS I don’t know whats going on in Mirror of Fate

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