Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is only a couple of weeks away from launching on the PlayStation 3, but starting today in North America, you'll be able to have a little taste of what's to come with a free downloadable demo. It was previously only available to those that purchased the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection, so this is your chance to get in on the fun.

The demo will highlight a good mix of what is to be expected in the full retail game. You must fight your way out of Dracula's throne room while taking down countless enemies that are now rushing the castle. You will have the lashing Shadow Whip, the soul eating Void Sword, and the defence breaking Chaos Claws at your disposal. This is your opportunity to get familiar with the new additions to the title's Mercury Engine that is supposed to make the imminent sequel bigger, better, and, like protagonist Gabriel, much darker.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, blog.us.playstation.com]