The game will include 3 Belmonts and Alucard. It is unknown if the third Belmont refers to major spoiler for Lords of ShadowsDracula or another playable character.
End New trailer and info June 7
Rumor no more. Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate has been officially announced for the 3DS via Nintendo Power. The game will star Trevor Belmont and feel feature deep combat mechanics, light & shadow magic, and much more. You can view scans for the game below. If you haven't played it already, you may want to play Castlevania Lords of Shadow for the PS3 and Xbox 360 because this sounds like it's going to continue the story line established in that game.
- deep combat mechanics - involves Trevor Belmont - Fight with Trevor's version of the Combat Cross - strong attacks with X - wider-reaching attacks with Y - secondary weapons like the boomerang-like glaive and electric bomb - use these with A - grab enemies with R - block and dodge with L - involves light and shadow magic returns - earn experience points to unlock new combos - these include launching foes into the air, smashing enemies down to the ground and more - includes skeletons, axe-wielding undead and more
The latest issue of Nintendo Power is out, and some subscribers have already started to receive this month's edition. So what's on the cover? None other than that rumored Castlevania game for 3DS the internet has been buzzing about.
The game is called Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. Try saying that 10 times fast. The magazine reveals that Mirror of Fate's Belmont of choice will be Trevor Belmont. He will fight using his version of the Combat Cross, Gabriel's weapon from the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Other small details unveiled by the magazine (thanks to GoNintendo for the above scan) include the fact that light and shadow magic will be returning from the original Lords of Shadow. Using the L, R and face buttons, players will be able to attack with various weapons, grab enemies, block and dodge. Earning experience points will unlock the ability to execute combo moves, like launching enemies into the air, smashing them into the ground and so on.
For all your Belmont needs, keep it locked on IGN.
It just occurred to me after watching the new trailer that, potentially major spoiler, Alucard and Trevor Belmont may be the same person in this new timeline. What do you guys think? Please spoiler tag as necessary.
I agree, but I think it's also important to play the classics first. That way he can get a really good feel for where the series "comes from" so to speak. After that, I would definitely recommend getting the "Metroidvania" ones and giving them a run-through or two.
The old-school classics are much easier to get a hold of, which is a plus. They're all on Virtual Console. The Sorrow games are harder to find, and if he only owns Nintendo systems, Symphony of the Night is impossible to play.
It's interesting how many people dislike Castlevania II. I was never big into the series as a kid but II always seemed to be the most "popular" one. But I don't necessarily mean that anyone I knew actually stated liking the game, just that it was the one in the media the most, the one most people seemed to own, etc.