Gabriel is a man on a mission, and that mission likely involves avenging his wife's death. I mean, that's what heroic men do, right?
He appears in some new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow screenshots, walking around like a grungy badass, armed with a Combat Cross, which can apparently become a chain for grappling. No sign of the Belmonts' trademark whip just yet.
In his quest, Gabriel will be depriving many demons of their souls and solving some ridiculous lookin' puzzles across a wide variety of environments, The ginormous castle with sketchy, satanic decor is always a must in any Castlevania game. Otherwise, you've got some ancient ruins and the town of Wygol to explore.
Lords of Shadow is set for release sometime this year, though a specific day and month have yet to be announced.