Konami's added that the game will be presented with two DLC packs after release, both of which will further the game's narrative. Seems a bit dodgy to us, that.

Still, Konami's touting that there's 20 hours of gameplay on the disc with “over 50 diverse and beautifully realized 3D stages, over 45 enemies, huge adversaries, and over 40 possible combo attacks that can be added to Gabriel’s arsenal”.

There'll be a special edition available at launch with some extra gubbins including a soundtrack. Also, don't worry if you notice that the XBOX 360's got two discs and the PS3 only one — blu-ray means you won't have to switch discs on PS3.

The game's looking quite good, but it's hard to get too excited in a post God Of War III world. Furthermore, Castlevania's still got a lot to prove in three dimensions. We remain hopeful though, early reports are positive.