There was some speculation that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
was going to get pushed back into 2011. Konami has come out and said "no no no". Konami will be releasing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
sometime in October of this year. They would not get any more specific at this time. Lords of Shadow
is being created by MercurySteam, with Kojima Productions working as an adviser to the company. MercurySteam's only other 360 production was Clive Barker's Jericho. Here is to hoping that Kojima Productions is watching this project very very closely.
From Konami's website:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth's alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living.
Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world... but at what cost?
Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world's last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and end their unholy rule.
PS3Vault has also uncovered the box-art for the game, ignore the PS3 logos.