Man, I’m getting good at this whole prediction thing. We were just talking about E3 and what we should expect. One of the major topics was if we should be expecting a Castlevania 3DS game. Well, in a leaked copy of next month’s Nintendo Power, it’s been revealed that we can expect just that.
Officially titled Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, the MercurySteam Entertainment developed game will have you taking over as Trevor Belmont using his version of the Combat Cross. It will be 2.5 D where the camera will go isometric at times, but will primarily play out as a side-scroller.
Not much has been revealed outside of some of the combat mechanics, which promise to be fairly deep for a 2D game. However, we can expect the standard strong attack/wide attack format with secondary weapons (such as the boomerang-like glaive and electric bomb) mapped to the A button. Light and Shadow Magic will also return, and players will use experience points to unlock new combos.
To say I’m excited for this is a bit of an understatement. Lords of Shadow was a criminally under-appreciated game, and while I was hoping for a sequel on consoles, this news will have to do….for now.
Check out the Nintendo Power cover below, and let us know your thoughts.
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