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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Pushed to 2013

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A monstrous development

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.

[via itfgaming.com]

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User Comments (28)

Kifa

#1

Kifa said:

I guess they just don't want to release too many games in WiiU's launch window. No big deal, as long as the game is polished when it finally hits the shelves.

a_binfahad

#2

a_binfahad said:

I dunno why, but i read "Mercury Steam" as "Freddie Mercury Steam", maybe i listen to Queen alot ._.

DeMoN-13ruce

#4

DeMoN-13ruce said:

Wow what a stupid reason they should go bankrupt now imo stupid konami....

delaying games that already are finished? lol idiots>.>

eviLaTtenDant

#5

eviLaTtenDant said:

Does or does that not confirm the world ending on the 2112th, i can't decide. Surely people in the industry have that information now way before us.

DeMoN-13ruce

#6

DeMoN-13ruce said:

Sorry for being mad....rlly pished some games i want keep get pushed back aka castlevania/metal gear rising.....etc

XCWarrior

#7

XCWarrior said:

Noooooo! 2012 is not going to be a memorable year for gaming. Not like this game was going to have an effect on that, but I swear this year is the year of the sequels for the most part.

MrWalkieTalkie

#8

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Just like Luigi's Mansion, I am disappointed by this news of another delay. However on the bright side, I wont have to spend as much this holiday on 3DS games, and can focus more on the Wii U.

Bliquid

#11

Bliquid said:

okay,so let me recap...
the ONLY titles i want (Luigi's Mansion, Castlevania, Fire Emblem and, most of all, Animal Crossing) are all unspecifically being pushed back despite some of them have had a way too long development time.
That, while the game i hoped to play the most, MH3G, is yet (if it 'll ever be) nowhere to be seen.

coolvw93

#13

coolvw93 said:

dang, i was looking forward to getting it this year, oh well i still get it when it comes out next year

grumblebuzzz

#14

grumblebuzzz said:

Ouch. They're really banking on Paper Mario and Layton to carry the 3DS this holiday season (NSMB2 is out way too early to make a huge dent at Christmas), which isn't the greatest idea, I don't think. Both are niche games that don't enjoy massive sales. Castlevania could have netted them a lot of hardcore gamers. Kind of a shame.

Radixxs

#16

Radixxs said:

Well the good news keeps on coming. If all of the big games are delayed to 2013 to avoid the "crowded" fall lineup, eventually it will create the same situation but in a different year.

kevohki

#18

kevohki said:

At least Paper Mario and Code of Princess are still coming out this year. Layton too.

Rawk_Hawk

#19

Rawk_Hawk said:

sigh.......I was hoping to get this in the fall. A halloween release would have been great.

idork99

#20

idork99 said:

If Konami were to release the original Castlevania for the NES via eShop along with the Game Boy versions, that would be just enough to tie me down until then.

Tasuki

#22

Tasuki said:

Well that sucks. I was hoping to get this this year along with Epic Mickey.

Banker-Style

#23

Banker-Style said:

My guess,the Wii U's release.
Nice to know all theses games are being pushed back,for a nice revive for our wallets/purses.

FluttershyGuy

#24

FluttershyGuy said:

Next up: Wii U pushed back to 2013 worldwide. I've seen enough Nintendo system delays to know it's a bad sign we don't have more info by now. I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe the 1,000,000 coin goal in NSMB 2 is to keep us busy until 2013, with all these big releases getting pushed back to make a thin holiday season.

ivanmata

#26

ivanmata said:

Well this sucks but it makes sense, nintendo wants to focus on selling the wii U and its titles, like some guys said above, let's hope they take the make to polish the game or maybe add some more cool features to it.

MrWalkieTalkie

#27

MrWalkieTalkie said:

@FluttershyGuy I highly doubt that the Wii U will be pushed back to 2013 because Nintendo knows that if its one thing that has to be released this year, its the Wii U and it has to be released in time for the holidays because thats the time when most video games and video game consoles just go flying off the shelves!

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