Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD Confirmed, But Not For Wii U

Oh Konami, you little scamp

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate divided fans of the famous Konami franchise, perhaps because of its clunky name, or more likely due to its different take with a 2.5D camera and more measured, combo-driven combat. For our part we were fans, awarding 8/10 in our review.

In any case, Konami's Dave Cox had suggested in the past that bringing the title to HD systems wouldn't be overly taxing, as the development team had used suitable assets and an engine that was then shrunk down to the 3DS. Rumours of a HD re-release started swirling recently once again, due to a retailer listing, and Konami has now confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD will arrive on 31st October as a download-only game. The kicker, however, is that it's coming to Xbox 360 and the PS3 and not the Wii U eShop.

Earlier in the year Capcom brought Resident Evil Revelations — at retail — to the Wii U as well as other systems, which seemed fitting as it was a port of a previous 3DS exclusive. Konami hasn't gone that way, and it seems like a pity; an affordable HD version of this title would have been an attractive offering on the eShop.

Is this a title that you'd have liked to download on the Wii U eShop?

[via computerandvideogames.com]