It's been a year and a half since we've seen Gabriel Belmont. At the end of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Gabriel had become the iconic king of vampires, Dracula. He had survived to modern times and still grieved for his murdered wife, Marie.
We now see Gabriel in what could be the iconic series' namesake castle. Time has jumped back to the middle ages. In a cruel twist of fate, Gabriel is now the monster that must be hunted down. He still grieves for his wife and his entire existence seems to be one of solitude and pain. As he steps outside onto his balcony, we see a massive army come to eradicate his existence. What has Gabriel done since the end of the first game to cause so much hatred for himself?
After using dark magic and his iconic whip to make short work of the army, Gabriel is faced by a lone white haired warrior. Could this be a member of the Order of Light sent to kill Gabriel? If so, the symbolism between the two games could be great as Gabriel had hunted down the founders of his order that had turned into monsters.
Lords of Shadow was a great reboot for Castlevania. Here's hoping Mercury Steam can keep the magic going into the sequel.