Konami is bringing back Castlevania to its roots with Mirror of Fate. This “mostly” 2D side-scrolling Metroidvania game will be absolutely huge on the 3DS. Dave Cox, one of the game’s producers is talking about a 15-20 hour adventure. Even more good news is that Mirror of Fate uses a modified version of the home console engine Lords of Shadow used.
This sequel and second game in the Lords of Shadow trilogy is set 25 years after a… well, section of Lords of Shadow. I won’t say more since the insanely awesome ending would have to spoiled to really explain what that means. Go play Lords of Shadow and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Mirror of Fate isn’t set 25 years after Lords of Shadow.
Mirror of Fate will star Gabriel Belmont, son of Trevor, and features a huge map that supports the lower touch screen of the 3DS. You can draw notes on the map to remind yourself of items or pathways. Mirror of Fate will also feature multiple playable characters. Simon and Trevor were talked about but there may be even more. How they will factor into the story is still unknown.
The game will also have certain parts of the game switch to over-the-shoulder 3D gameplay and may even have multiplayer. Dave Cox declined to comment on that one, though.