Rumors Hint at a Pair of Castlevanias for E3

Rumors Hint at a Pair of Castlevanias for E3

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow may be getting a sequel.

Word has it that Konami's iconic vampire-slaying franchise will be getting a twofer showing at this year's E3 show next month. Dutch site N1ntendo reports that Castlevania: Mirror of Fate is in development for Nintendo's 3DS handheld as well as the Wii U. Konami registered two domains for a "Castlevania Mirror of Fate" earlier this year, so there's at least substance to this one.

The rumor was corroborated by PaulGaleNetwork, which is the site that also first leaked information on Sony's PlayStation All-Stars, lending this some credibility.

According to PGN, Mirror of Fate is a classic 2D Castlevania that will use the forward-facing cameras on the 3DS and Wii U controller as the "mirrors" in question, while the outward-facing cameras will be used to solve puzzles somehow. The game will feature cross-platform functionality between Wii U and 3DS, and will be similarly playable on both, with the Wii U's controller screen serving the same purpose as the 3DS' lower one.

While N1ntendo claimed that the game was in the hands of Spanish developer MercurySteam, the team behind 2010's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, LOS director David Cox disabused those notions on Twitter. When asked to comment about Mirror of Fate, Cox wrote that it was the "wrong end of the stick," and called it "misinformed." He did offer a teaser, however, saying that truth was better than fiction.

We just may have an idea of what David Cox's "truth" is - the same PGN report that included details of Mirror of Fate also mentioned that Konami would soon be revealing Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita. It would make sense, then, for MercurySteam to be working on its own sequel while another team handles Mirror of Fate.

Given that the very end sequence of Lords of Shadow revealed an unexpected and intriguing plot twist, it's not surprising that we may be getting a sequel. I'm also quite interested in where it might go.

As always, these are still currently rumors, so don't go planning your double-Castlevania parties just yet. We'll know for sure next month come E3.

Source: N1ntendo & PaulGaleNetwork

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Oooh, colour me intrigued. What with Lords Of Shadow being my first Castlevania, I didn't go in with the notion that the 3D Castlevanias were bad, at least compared to the 2D ones, and I enjoyed it immensely, and yes, I am definitely interested to see how the ending twist turns out. Of course this is all if the rumours are true, mind.

I don't truly hate the 3D Castlevanias(and I haven't played LoS), but I do think that they would be better off with more "Metroidvania" features. My ideal 3D Castlevania would look something like a perverse combination of Prince of Persia and Shadow of the Colossus. With a whip.

Lords of Shadow was a decent game.

But it was NOT a castlevania game. As Yahtzee put it, it was "God of War: Germanic Mythology Edition".

Legacy of Darkness was the last great 3D Castlevania game (and I played the hell out of it) so let's see more of that.

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Lords of Shadow was a decent game.

But it was NOT a castlevania game. As Yahtzee put it, it was "God of War: Germanic Mythology Edition".

Legacy of Darkness was the last great 3D Castlevania game (and I played the hell out of it) so let's see more of that.

Yeah I'm not sure this is the way they should be revamping the franchise.

to be honest i rather see another game like curse of darkness

DVS BSTrD:

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Lords of Shadow was a decent game.

But it was NOT a castlevania game. As Yahtzee put it, it was "God of War: Germanic Mythology Edition".

Legacy of Darkness was the last great 3D Castlevania game (and I played the hell out of it) so let's see more of that.

Yeah I'm not sure this is the way they should be revamping the franchise.

I'm so sick of this. Puns like that drain the life right out of a discussion.

I bought LoS, biggest fucking mistake I made in a long time. I was expecting a game like the PS2 ones. So fucking SHITTY! Hope the next ones are better

Can't wait for a new castlevania, it was one of the first games that gave me the creeps when I was a kid! LoS was a big disapointment gotta be better then that right?

i really loved Lords of shadow. sure i'm also a big fan metroidvania style gameplay, but i think those work better on handhelds and as downloadable titles. so yeah, i'm looking forward to the announcement.

Ahhh LoS was an excellent title. A sequel would be great. Bring it on! :D

blech, LoS was one of the worst Castlevania's in history; nothing more than committee-designed schlock made by a mediocre company. Then again, I suppose ti should be expected of a has-been studio like Konami.

 

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