Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate is one of the most intriguing third-party titles confirmed for 3DS, blending 2D and 3D perspectives and facing the challenge of living up to the previous trilogies on GBA and DS. We didn't think there'd be long to wait, with footage shown in the Nintendo 3DS E3 showcase promising a launch in Fall 2012; unfortunately that no longer appears to be the case.
Ahead of Gamescom in Germany, a press release from Konami outlined what the publisher would be showing off, including this little snipped about the 3DS title.
Konami’s resurrection of the Castlevania series continues, as the breath-taking Castlevania: Lords of Shadows series heads to Nintendo 3DS in 2013 with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Developed by Mercury Steam and acting as a prequel to the forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the Nintendo 3DS game follows Trevor and Simon Belmont as they enter the shadow-laden castle of series villain, Dracula.
A change from Fall 2012 to an unspecified time in 2013 is perhaps disappointing, especially as the title's development is far enough along to have a playable build at the Eurogamer Expo. Maybe Konami just wants to avoid the crowded release period later this year, which is perhaps more likely.