This new batch of screenshots, concept art, and enemy renders for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow are lovely and all, but I can't help but think the game could use a tie-in with a revered work of religious fiction.

Now I am not calling Lords of Shadow a Dante's Inferno clone, but protagonist Gabriel Belmont is a member of an elite group of holy knights, and a cross is a major part of his arsenal. He even has a wife named Marie who was murdered by a supernatural entity and is trapped for eternity in spirit form, guiding Gabriel on his quest to do bad things to bad things.

I bet if we were to check issues of Reader's Digest from say, the early 1300's, we might find a short story from one D. Alighieri that's a close match for the Lords of Shadow plot, perhaps with an editor's note: needs more circles.

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Belmont's InfernoS