Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC on March 6, Konami has announced.

Lords of Shadow 2 picks up where the first game left off, with Dracula in modern times weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds.

His old ally Zobek makes him an offer in return for his help against Satan, who is returning to the world to bring about the apocalypse and settle an old score for his defeat all those years ago.

According to Komani, Lords of Shadow 2 will offer a truly open play area, allowing players to freely wander a city, returning to previously explored areas as they accrue new abilities.

In addition, a all-new fully moveable camera will allow players to pan around as they explore.

Two new weapons have been added to the game – a Void Sword that is used to steal life force from stricken foes, and Chaos Claws that can smash through armour.

Earlier this year, Komani explained that there was no budget for a Wii U version of the game.