One of the more interesting rumors that has come about this week said Konami was working on a sequel to their excellent Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Those rumors gained a bit more traction this week with the launch of a countdown Web site.
The Web site has the simple URL of TheDragonReturns.com with a date of May 31. It's pretty innocuous, but it looks very Castlevania-like. The real proof comes from looking at the source code. Under og: site_name it says "CLOS Teaser Page." Unless I'm missing something, CLOS obviously stands for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
The source code also comes with a description that is not visible on the main page:
"Dare you face the evil darkness? It is written that the creatures behind that door will return very soon to claim the souls of your loved ones, and send you straight to hell! Be aware!"
Not only does that sound exactly like Castlevania, but it's also a call back to the story of the first Lords of Shadow. In it, Gabriel Belmont is fighting to resurrect his dead wife. Needless to say, he fails in that quest, but the sequel could see Gabriel fighting for another chance.
The previous rumor pointed to Lords of Shadow 2 seeing release on the PS3, Xbox 360, Vita and Wii U. The Wii U version is of more interest since it's rumored to connect in some way with the new 3DS Castlevania game being developed.
We don't have many details on either game yet, but the confirmation of this new teaser site verifies at least one part of the rumor. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a dual announcement for both games at E3 this year.
As a final word to Web site designers, keep telling us what the game is in the source code for teaser pages. It makes our jobs so much easier.[h/t: TrendyGamers]