Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Confirmed For 3DS

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  1. Hadrian
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    There has been this rumour going around that Konami will be releasing a Castlevania title for either 3DS/Wii U or both...so far only one title has been confirmed and it is for 3DS. Still no confirmation that Lords of Shadow II is heading to Wii U or not...or if that game even exists.

    The title suggests that this will be part of the "Lords of Shadow" saga which debuted on PS3 & 360 in 2010. It was critically acclaimed and a lot of people consider it to be the first 3D title that wasn't total crap (the N64 was crap but enjoyable crap) though I personally found it to be ok.

    This isn't just some spin off however as Lords of Shadow developer Mecury Steam who developed the first game are developing this one too! Other games they did was American McGee's Scrapland...which was ok and Clive Barker's Jerico...which was also ok.

    Some brief details from Nintendo Power, more info can be gotten from the mag itself:

    Some rumoured info posted a while back


    Grabs from the mag:
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    Screens do suggest that this will be a 3D entry just like LoS...which would disappoint many who wanted a 2D side-scroller with lovely backgrounds...me I'm not really that sure, I would have loved to have seen something with art style of Muramasa but still looks like yet another big named, big budget title is heading to the 3DS. No info on whether Iga or Kojima are involved on this .

    http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=178092
     


  2. Skelletonike

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    It says 2D Castlevania experience, so why is the game seemingly in 3D? D=
     
  3. DiscostewSM

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    2.5D, where scenery is in 3D, but gameplay is in 2D?
     
  4. AlanJohn

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    I... I expected a m-metrodvania... :(
     
  5. Langin

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    Alright I hope it is a metroidvania+2.5! :D
     
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    ERROR!
    I think I'm gonna go and cry in a corner :sad:
    Combos? 3D?
    The gameplay sounds like a beat em up...

    I was hoping for a Japanese developed title with 2D sprite based or Muramasa styled graphics, either metroidvania or old school Castlevania gameplay and on top of all that an awesome soundtrack.


    Iga hinted that they he was involved with a Castlevania project for the 3DS a while back, I seriously hope this isn't it.
    As with the DS I'm expecting multiple CV games to be released for the system, hopefully this sells like shit and make them never let mercurysteam handle their franchise again.

    BTW Lords of Shadow 2 just got confirmed by Nintendo.
     
  8. Hadrian
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    Wow don't even give it a chance why don't you!

    Actually if it sells like shit Konami will just think "no 3DS owners want Castlevania" and will just not make any, like most companies do.

    Anyway more info from Nintendo Power.

    So that confirmed Lords of Shadow 2.

    http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=178113
     
  9. Eerpow

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    Yeah, I'm taking this pretty personally. It will probably be a decent enough game, I was just so damn hyped haha.
    Don't take me seriously.
     
  10. DeMoN

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    I wonder who was the lead designer for this game.
     
  11. SpaceJump

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    Damn, really hoped for a 2D Metroidvania...
     
  12. emigre

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    I'm just taken some legal highs and drank some vodka in light of this news.

    Goodbye cruel world to be honest to be fair.
     
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  13. Zarcon

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    Is it sad that I was hoping the 3DS was "underpowered" enough to encourage mostly high quality 2D titles?
    It's going to break my heart if this is a 2.5D game.
    I'm like a reverse graphics whore. D:
     
  14. r3gR3t

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    Yeah, my toughts exactly... :(
    Hope they don´t ruin the franchaise like that...
     
  15. Mirby

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    All these complaints; personally I'm a little excited for it. The screenshots clearly indicate 2.5D.

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    Notice how he's on an XY plane, with the two skeletons perfectly aligned with his path. Note how he's obviously swinging to the left to that chandelier which is also conveniently right in his direct path. The camera may be tilted to the side a bit but it still looks 2.5D to me.

    That said, this doesn't look too bad, and I'm sure that considering there IS experience there'll be some sort of exploration component involved as well. Let's not cry foul just yet; IGA may not be involved as far as we can tell, but that doesn't necessitate that this will be absolute garbage.
     
  16. Rockhoundhigh

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    Yeah, I'm more than positive this is 2.5D, but even if it wasn't portable Castlevania has yet to ever let me down.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    From what I've seen, it's a 2D Castlevania with a 3D camera.

    Seems more irritating than anything else. I wish 3DS devs realized that they don't need things to look (or even be in) 3D, especially when it's a game that plays 2D like Castlevania. Or just use the 3D to show depth in the background.

    Still, seems interesting, but I'll wait for more info or reviews since this is still questionable.
     
  18. Clydefrosch

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    i hope the isometric perspective will be dynamic, and not one room just one perspective, another one another perspective.

    like the 2.5D in general though, its something new. only negative thing would be the lack of sprite graphics
     
  19. Master Mo

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    I kinda liked that the limitations of the DS nearly forced developers to do plain 2D. But this can be interesting as well!

    I`m very excited none the less, be it Metroidvania-style or more like classic Castlevania.

    EDIT:
    Did you ever play Klonoa on PS1?

    2D gameplay in a 3D enviroment was done plenty of times before... It is also nothing that is especially targeted to the 3D-gimmick, since that can also be utilized amazingly with 2D sprites (Mutant Mudds, Mighty Switch Force
     
  20. Mirby

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    Hell the original Crash games (or at least the purely sidescrolling segments like the bonus stages) showed some great 2.5D. It's a valid format, and one I hope will be used to some fantastic potential here.