Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a video game in the Castlevania series, and a reboot of the franchise.It is an action-adventure game in a horror/fantasy setting in Southern Europe during the Middle Ages. The game was developed by MercurySteam and Kojima Productions and published by Konami. Hideo Kojima, producer of the Metal Gear franchise, was involved with the title.
The game was originally announced as Lords of Shadow with no connection to the Castlevania series mentioned . According to Konami, this was to keep their plans to radically change the direction of the Castlevania mythos a secret and to prevent the announcement of the game from upstaging their other series release at the time