Castlevania: Lords of Shadow's E3 trailer introduces us to the cast and characters of Konami's newest adventure.

This extended trailer goes deeper into the gameplay mechanics of Lords of Shadow.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Almost every big boss encounter will be preceded by a lengthy talking to, with some Lord of Shadow telling Gabriel what a fool he is for attempting to defeat him. Gabriel rarely has a good verbal comeback.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Coffin Creeps, one of the many creatively designed bad things you'll go up against.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Pan, one of Gabriel's allies, offers advice (and more!) throughout the adventure.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

One of the Titans you'll fight is made of rock. It's a perfect illustration of just how liberally Lords of Shadow borrows from Shadow of the Colossus—and, unfortunately, how the game's camera can fail you.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

While you'll spend a good amount of time riding on the backs of wargs, spiders and other monsters, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow borrows very little from Golden Axe: Beast Rider.

A Visual Guide to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Gabriel will spend plenty of time hanging from and jumping to ledges.