Looking stylish

The Belmont clan is synonymous with the Castlevania franchise, with descendants often picking up the mantle of defeating Dracula and saving the world. In Nintendo handheld entries you haven't always necessarily been in charge of an iconic Belmont vampire-slayer, something that the upcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate will resolve.

A recently released trailer starts off with a number of cutscenes, setting the scene with lots of talk of ancestor's heroics, fighting evil and the usual Castlevania shtick. The art design is a rather stylish cel-shaded effect, and then right at the end there's a snippet of in-game action, with visuals that look quite impressive on the handheld. There are daunting bosses as well as plenty of whip action to swing and slay enemies: it's a short glimpse, but an encouraging one.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.