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"No Chance" Of Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2 On Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Fangs for nothing

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is hitting the 3DS early this year, giving fans of the franchise a fresh reason to pick up their vampire-killing whip and lay the smackdown on the undead hordes. The game is part of the Lords of Shadow sub-series, which started in 2010 with the Xbox 360 and PS3 reboot and will continue with Lords of Shadow 2, which is due out later in 2013.

Given that Konami is showing the 3DS some Castlevania love, you might reasonably assume that the company has plans to bring Lords of Shadow 2 to the Wii U - after all, the console is capable of matching the 360 and PS3 in terms of visuals.

Sadly, it would appear that it will be a cold day in hell before that actually happens. In the past, Konami producer Dave Cox has denied any plans for a Wii U port - in our interview from last year he referred to the system as a "great console" but stated that his team was focused on PS3 and 360 "at the moment".

He was recently asked the same question on Twitter, and delivered this rather disappointing reply:

Were you hoping for some more Castlevania fun this year on your Nintendo system? Will this news convince you to pick up a 360 or PS3 if you haven't already? Let us know by leaving a comment.


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simonbelmont82 said:

thanks konami never let contra and castlevania and life force, gradius die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! salamander if your in japan



luminalace said:

Seriously Konami is stupid. Most of us buy both the home console and portables that Nintendo make. A Castlevania game above nearly all else Konami make would do well on Wii U, yet the don't even bother. No go and port some other crappy game that Nintendo fans don't care for and complain when it bombs instead.



Shiryu said:

Ah, too bad, I will take my money elsewhere then. What happened to you, Konami? You used to be cool...



Damo said:

@luminalace Lords of Shadow is apparently the biggest-selling entry in the history of the series. It's obviously disappointing to see that the sequel isn't coming to the Wii U, but you can't say that the non-Nintendo installments will "bomb".



Oregano said:

@Damo To be fair I think he was saying Konami are more likely to port a game no one cares about to the Wii U and that game will game, not Castlevania.

To the news: Not surprised. Not expecting any big third party support for Wii U. I'll still get my moneys worth so it's their loss really.



Bankai said:

@luminalace I assume you have actual statistical proof to back up your opinions?

Because you wouldn't be one of those Internet people that have noting to do with the games industry but like to think they know more about it than the people that run these companies, right?



Nukarmer said:

well this one is a bit disappointing. so too early to throw away my PS3. or even my PC - they say the 2nd installment of C:LOS will be released on PC, too. but not on Wii U... guess Konami just doesn't believe there will be enough hardcore gamers on Wii U to justify Wii U-specific extra features they would have to implement on Wii U if they decided to do it.



FarukoSH said:

Thats... dissapointing, but really not a "big" surprise, not because it would "bomb" but because LS2 its a sequel, and if you didnt play the first one you (mostly) would not play the sequel, because it contiues the (bad) story of Lord of Shadows... it wasnt like ME3 since DarkHorse actually made a comic to see (and choose) what happened on ME1/2

Anyway, at least my 3DS its getting the "real" Castlevania, but i wonder this decision, i mean it should be the perfect tie for Mirrors of Fate



Ichiban said:

A shame really. I loved the original LoS & would definetly pick up the Wii U edition of LoS 2.



JJtheTexan said:

I think we're all going to have to come to terms with the fact the Wii U is not going to get measurably better third-party support than the Wii.



Wildfire said:

Konami is really disapointing me. Since they were the makers of the majority of my favourite games back in the 16-bit days, but now...sigh
I would've definitely prefered a Wii U version. I guess my PS3 will have some utility (beyond playing movies) after all.



Bulbousaur said:

Seriously, the only reason Konami is alive now is Metal Gear. If that didn't happen, they'll probably be making phone games like many other failed developers, or not exist at all.



Einherjar said:

Its kinda stupid, since the 3DS Castlevania game will take part in the same Universe / Storyline. That the first LoS isnt going to be portet should be obvious, its way too old for that to be worth the effort.
But releasing a part of the Story as a 3DS exclusive and NOT having the other new part also on a nintendo console is absolutely stupid -.-



Rapadash6 said:

The first Lords of Shadow game wasn't that great anyway, so I kind of doubt this one will be worth playing either. But yeah, Nintendo sure did a good job luring in the third parties, didn't they?



ultraraichu said:

Bummer, This would of been a nice way to get nintendo exclusive gamers in the series even if it's a sequel. Kind of like what Ninja Gaiden 3, Warriors Orochi 3 hyper, and Darksiders 2 did with me (and likely Bayonetta 2 when it's release).



hatehaerferage said:

Not surprising. Konami's given Nintendo the short end of the stick since the N64 days. Not to mention they don't seem to be interested in making quality games at all anymore.



retro_player_22 said:

Forget this game, I want a sequel to Castlevania Judgment with major improvement. That game was awesome and was one of the reason I enjoy fighting games on the Wii.



Mahe said:

Good riddance. The first game sucked.

@spoonshiro Yeah, like all those awesome Castlevania games on the GBA and DS? Totally the short end of the stick!



blackknight77 said:

unprofessional response in my opinion its like slapping a fan in the face. A better response would be we don't have anything to announce at this time. I wish Konami would return to its glory days.



HawkeyeWii said:

Damn! I have been getting into this series lately too. I have been playing the original on VC and have been watching videos of the other games, including the first Lords of Shadow. Don't you just hate that when you have to resort to watching someone else play a game, just because your console doesn't support that game...



SetupDisk said:

I already have a PS3 put I haven't even turned it on except for one night to help a friend with trophies since I got my Wii U. This sucks.



CaPPa said:

I guess I wont be picking up LOS2 then. I do own a 360 and PS3, but unless a game is on my most wanted list (i.e. The Last of Us) then I wont bother with it if it's not on the Wii U.



LonDonE said:

seriously this is getting ridiculous, how many more current games an there developers are going to skip the wii u? i mean i would say about 90% of people who bought wii u at launch are the hard core Nintendo fan boys like our selves, but seriously Nintendo are looking like con men an idiots at the moment, they promised the wii u customers that the wii u would get full 3rd party support, but so far all they have gotten is a few lazy ports, while all the big games of 2013 form 3rd prty devs are skipping the wii u, i mean what gives?? this is bull, crysis 3, bioshock infinite, dead space 3, an gta5, which i bet you most likely will not be on wii u an it would surprise me allot if it were, this is bulcrap! i mean its fine for a gamer like me, who buys an owns all platforms, form the past, an the present , ps3, 360, wii, wii u, an a decent gaming pc, but some people only buy one machine, an if its a Nintendo console they only get Nintendo exclusives, which granted the 1st party games are always the best, but that is not enough, the development cycles take too long with Nintendo, an so we need 3rd party software to tie the gamers over, an we dont want shovel ware like on the wii, Jesus this is taking the biscuit now, an shows that the wii u will be the wii all over again,minus the crazy sales numbers, since personally i think it was the motion controller gimmicky fad which made the wii sell so much to the grannies an mums,but those gamers have all moved on, an most game on mobile devices now,an will find the wii u game pad, wii motes, pro controller diversity an actual hindrance! an confusing, as is evident now, with all the wii u brand confusion with what the wii u actually is,the third party's are really starting to tick me off, an a one of the lucky ones who has other options to play all those great 3rd party games coming in 2013, sheesh i feel for the Nintendo only guys i swear.



CharbroiledEwok said:

"...he referred to the system as a 'great console' but stated that his team was focused on PS3 and 360 'at the moment'."

That's fine. I'm only interested in products for my shiny, new Wii U "at the moment". That money can always be spent elsewhere...



Lopezdm said:

Here is just one more game that Nintendo is not grabbing up.. They need to give us some new content fast because all this " Here's another game NOT coming to the WiiU." news is getting old.



Lopezdm said:

@LonDonE I agreed with you 100% they are working one something big or nothing at all. They are losing all the good games and once again shafting the Hardcore gamer..

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