Gameplay-wise, the game looks to be pretty much exactly the same, but developer MercurySteam has kicked everything up a notch with the powers and moves you have available, and the fact that you play as Dracula himself in this game is absolutely awesome.
The game also has more of a goth focus, even though it is set in the modern world.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 GameSpot Stage Demo
Players can now upgrade their Weapons by the combos you perform, instead of having to use in-game currency. Putting the focus squarely back on fighting and taking out enemies.
Additionally there will be no loading times during the Story Mode and it will also be much longer than the previous game.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 E3 2013 Konami Press Conference Gameplay Walkthrough
One cool new focus of this game will be on platforming, something that took a major backseat with the first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, but has been a huge focus of past Castlevania games… And the way the developers brought it back is very well done and cool, reminding me of something like Prince of Persia.
Check out the videos to see more of the nitty-gritty with the next installment in the Castlevania series, hitting in 2014 for current-gen consoles and PC.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 E3 2013 Interview