As  Lords of Shadow nears release, Konami and developer Mercury Steam are moving away from trailers, and instead offering gameplay footage. The newest video introduces the Toymaker and showcases the ensuing boss fight.

The nearly nine-minute clip shows a boss battle and the cutscenes that occur before and after it. In the clip, Gabriel Belmont and The Toymaker make reference to The Mirror of Fate – an important object from the 3DS Lords of Shadow game that released last year.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on February 27. For more on the game, check out our extensive hands-on coverage, some recent behind the scenes videos, as well as a break-down of all of Dracula's vampiric powers. You can also check out the game's most recent trailer, here.

You can also read our review of Castevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in the latest digital issue of the magazine, which subscribers can read here.