In a move which mirrors the agreement between Nintendo and Capcom in Europe, Nintendo and Konami have confirmed that they have entered into a deal which will see the former company handling the European (and Australian) distribution of the gothic 3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. Konami will remain the publisher of the game.

The game launches in Europe on March 8th. The North American release is three days earlier, on the 5th.

Laurent Fischer - Managing Director, Marketing, PR & Distributor Markets at Nintendo of Europe - had this to say about the deal:

There is a rich history of Castlevania games launching on Nintendo consoles dating back to the original Castlevania game which launched on the NES in the 80s. We are really proud to be partnering with Konami once again to bring the latest instalment in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow franchise to Nintendo 3DS.