Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014)
"Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2" is the sequel to the 2010 game "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow," and the 35th installment in the Castlevania franchise. Set in both medieval and modern worlds, the story follows a weakened Dracula who is on a quest to defeat his former enemy, Satan.
A thousand years have passed and Dracula awakens in a cathedral in modern times, weak from starvation and with no memory of the circumstances that led him there. He is warned by his former enemy, Zobek (Patrick Stewart), of the return of Satan, who until then was deterred from doing so by Dracula himself. Zobek offers him the Vampire Killer, the only weapon capable of ending his cursed existence, in exchange for him vanquishing the people trying to bring Satan (Jason Isaacs) back, his acolytes. The key to him regaining his power lies in his castle, which the cursed blood that kept it alive for centuries attempts to deter Dracula of his quest. Throughout his journey, Dracula is aided by various allies, including Zobek's bodyguard and specters of his deceased wife Marie (Natascha McElhone) and a younger Trevor. He also encounters the Brotherhood of Light and its current leader, Victor Belmont (Anthony Howell). ...
Did You Know? The developers also felt "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" was too linear, which introduced another change for the sequel: "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2" will have an open world to give players a sense of exploration and avoid transitions between levels. Despite an initially linear path, players will be given multiple options as they progress.