Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is an 3D action-adventure game developed by MercurySteam and Kojima Productions and published by Konami. Lords of Shadow is a reboot of the Castlevania franchise. This game departs from the often called "Metroidvania" style that places the player in a large "Metroid" like castle environment/maze that must be traversed and backtracked through. Instead Castlevania: Lords of Shadow goes in the direction of games like God of War with its slightly overhead view, primarily linear progression and fixed camera. In fact this game borrows openly and so heavily from many games that many will be turned off from the start.