Konami continues the Lords of Shadow series with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate, a new title for the Nintendo 3DS, and it just might change how you feel about the rebooted franchise for better or worse.
Earlier this week, Konami and developer MercurySteam released a trailer for the sequel for Castlevania Lords of Shadow, showing off a bit of a spoiler-ish introduction to the series. If you haven't finished Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, be weary of searching for the video. In their press conference, the first 3DS game was also announced, and slightly teased by very quick voiceover and some art with bloody effects scrolling through the video. Today, Konami officially released the first trailer that shows off gameplay footage as well as story information.
This game features playing as fan favorites Trevor and Simon Belmont, though there may be more Belmonts showcased in the title. The game seems to be based on a 2.5 dimensional platform, which will make fans feel more at home. The series was rebooted with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a title that has seen its share of controversy.
Earlier in the month, I wrote an article for my Hot Button Topics series that asked the question, pre E3, where is the series headed? At the same time as writing the series, I picked up where I left off in Lords of Shadow, working towards beating it. While I still have my doubts about the reboot, I can safely say that after reaching closer to the end of the game, things feel a bit more Castlevania-ish. Since I already heard about how the game ends, I like where the series is headed, story-wise. My biggest complaint at this point is still the atmosphere and music in the game, as well as the enemies. Lords of Shadow 2 and Mirror of Fate have the ability to change fans' perspective on the rebooted series if they listen to feedback and make the game feel and sound like Castlevania. I'm a lot more excited about Mirror of Fate than Lords of Shadow 2, but it is slowly becoming apparent that the old franchise is dead and gone.
A new chapter has begun, in the Castlevania franchise. Will you turn the page?
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