Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Konami Would "Absolutely Consider" Releasing Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 might not be the only Castlevania game in town if comments from Konami's Head of UK Studio Dave Cox are to be believed. Apparently, the high-definition assets for upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Castlevania: Mirror of Fate are currently residing on a computer at developer MercurySteam, the good folks behind the modern Castlevania titles.

As a result, Cox said that the team would "absolutely" consider releasing an upgraded version of Castlevania: Mirror of Fate for Xbox 360 should the 3DS version enjoy a bit of success.

"We created everything in high definition - all the textures, all the levels, high-poly models, everything - and we kind of shrunk it all down into the 3DS," Cox explained. "Then we lost bones from characters, you know, we dropped the resolution of the textures and everything to make it fit. At MercurySteam we have an HD version of the game sitting there in a computer somewhere."

So that means Konami would like to release an upgraded HD version for home consoles, right? "Absolutely, yeah. We would consider it," he said. However, an exclusivity deal with Nintendo could put the brakes on such plans, at least for the time being. Still, it's happening this May with Resident Evil: Revelations, so never say never.

"We want as many people to play it as possible. Obviously we have an exclusivity deal with Nintendo right now though and they've been very supportive of the product."

For now then, we'll have to make do with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, scheduled for release later this year. Have a look at it again below in the latest trailer.

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Comment #1 by seto kaiba
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:02:31 PM
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Looking forward to Castlevania lords of shadow 2

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Comment #2 by ponypo2001
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:05:32 PM
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Please Konami, please do this. My favourite game series of all time. I'm currently playing all the classics while taking a break from the 360 so if they were to release Mirror of Fate on 360, I would be most pleased.

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Comment #4 by ron north
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:09:06 PM
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Bring back the 2 Castlevania games that were on Nintendo 64 and then you will got a deal

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Comment #5 by Josh Benton
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:15:40 PM
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You know it annoys me that HD releases that i never would even consider are being made/thought about by devs... Yet the only HD collection and many other people want, that is definetly more in demand than this is a Timesplitters Collection. I'm looking at you Crytek.

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Comment #6 by ICGMU12321
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:54:45 PM
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@4, those games are horrible. I have both.

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Comment #7 by ron north
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:06:19 PM
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@6 What? for me, the only thing horrible with those games is the graphics.
I don't know why nobody likes these 2 games because they were so awesome. I cannot remember exactly how much time i've put in those games, but I know I've played them for more than 150 hours combined.

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Comment #8 by All Hail SoaD
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:09:58 PM
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Well, I already have this on preorder for 3DS, it looks great.

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Comment #9 by Darth Brently
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:20:41 PM
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My favorites always been SOTN.

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Comment #10 by ICGMU12321
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:24:37 PM
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@7, its probably just me then. I'll give them another shot one of these days, I haven't played them in a few years.

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Comment #11 by victorcampa21
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:54:12 PM
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Please let this happen!!!

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Comment #12 by DragonessAthena
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:55:39 PM
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Sigh.. Preordered it already on the 3DS, this game is the only reason I bought a 3DS, and now they say they've got an HD version ready to go.

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Comment #13 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:59:27 PM
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Wonder if they'll use some old broken code they had left lying around again.

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Comment #14 by Homaz
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 03:58:36 PM
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I love Robert Carlyle's voice!

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Comment #15 by EvilSuperSean
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:12:52 PM
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I'll be getting the 3DS one regardless, but I'd be happy to see Mirror of Fate reach a wider audience. Hopefully it'll be as good as RE Revelations!

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Comment #16 by Snowed
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:57:26 PM
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I can't believe anyone actually owns a 3DS.

Also, don't care about this. Castlevania begins and ends at SOTN. The rest of the games before that were alright and horrible by today's standards. The rest of the games after that were carbon copies that were decent but added nothing new, or terrible 3D action games that about zero people in the world had fun with.

Don't want another, hope they spend money releasing a game that's actually good instead of riding the Castlevania name.

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Comment #17 by Distractor08
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:16:07 PM
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I agree w/ comment #16 that everything started w/ SOTN. That was clearly one of the best/classic Castlevania games of all time. There were also many others that I enoyed like Aria of Sorrow for the GB Advance, Curse of Darkness for the PS2, and enjoyed Lord of Shadows as well. This is probably one of my top 5 favorite series of all-time. I hope they at least do something before LoS2 comes out whether it be this or something else.

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Comment #18 by Ginormous76
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:21:19 PM
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@16 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was actually quite good. I'm planning on getting Mirror of Fate as my first 3DS game. I'm hoping it turns out well, because I need a good handheld game for travel and I need a break from pokemon.

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Comment #19 by RedstoneFanatic
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:28:40 PM
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If Nintendo is nice enough to let us have it, I'll totally buy the game for the 3DS as well as the 360.

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Comment #20 by Pazuzu91
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:44:45 PM
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Lords of shadow ruined castlevania for me, i wanted the do what i please castle scroller, not god of war remake

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Comment #21 by xAZURExWOLFx
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:04:46 PM
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I'd be happy with an HD Xbox version only based on the plot and the fact that I will own both Lords of Shadow games.

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Comment #22 by SilvereX
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:19:55 PM
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Comment #23 by MoldyClay87
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 01:59:04 AM
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I have no issue with this coming to consoles, but WHY the fuck would you announce this before releasing it for 3DS? It dooms the 3DS version before it has a chance and if it sells BAD, why would they port it in the first place, when the idea is "we'll port it if it sells well"? Then don't sabotage it.

@16 - Because the 3DS has good games. God forbid.

And SotN is overrated. At the end of the day, it's a copy of Castlevania 2's concept but less brutal. It still misses the entire point of Castlevania. It's a great game, but it has nothing to do with what was good about the series before and what the series should have continued doing, but with better graphics. That said, I liked the 3D games (except Judgment, which is AWFUL), and loved Lords of Shadow, so whatever.

But I have to agree that all the portables after SotN were carbon copies. It was like playing the same thing with new skins and slightly different abilities.

@#20 - Did you play the first PS2 Castlevania? Has the same kind of gameplay (but not as good) and predates God of War. I hate people calling it a GoW clone when technically, CV did it before GoW. How the hell else would you make a 3D game with whip action that wasn't redundant?

@#10 - Not just you. The games are kinda bad. They aged horribly. Still, I had fun playing the first N64 one back when it came out, and I'd pick it up again if on Virtual Console or XBLA. I think it has a so bad it's good charm to it.

@#12 - You really found nothing else you'd play on the 3DS? I find that hard to believe. And why would you not still get that version? I honestly like 3D way more than HD, which really just amounts to OMG MORE PIXELS. The game was also built as a handheld game, unlike Revelations, which was built as a console game, for a handheld.

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Comment #24 by Snowed
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 02:08:05 AM
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@23 Castlevania before SOTN is just bad now. It's not remotely fun. Back then it was little better than average.

I haven't played Lords of Shadow so I'll give you that it might be alright. 3D Castlevania hasn't left a good taste in my mouth. As you mentioned, Judgment just ruins everything.

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Comment #25 by ghostlymostly
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 02:39:07 AM
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super castlevania 4 on the snes ... brilliant :)

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Comment #26 by Olley64
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:08:38 AM
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Give us a release date.... Oh go on plz.... I'll be ya best mate.....

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Comment #27 by Riphade 1
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:01:09 AM
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Comment #28 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:40:21 AM
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@14 he was good but director Bullock stole the show me thinks.

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Comment #29 by Achilles337
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:43:48 AM
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@14 - I agree - Love this guy's voice, he is great as Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon a Time

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Comment #30 by Tubby 94
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 09:11:38 AM
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Looking forward to both games, I really liked the first LOS but not everyone felt the same.

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Comment #31 by MAKAIMURA
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:29:25 PM
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Please guys,

the 3DS version is just a "marketing scum". To me, LoS bring us something new, not about gameplay or graphics, but the "reboot" of this series is great. Why Belomond family cursed is just genius. If you take a second, since akumajo dracula (castlevania) or akumajou densetsu (dracula's curse), we never had a good storyline .... To be honest, the last Castlevania was Chi no rondo (PC Engine), after this last, followers never have ambiant nor storyline else... We've got the chance to play a great reboot, so enjoy LoS and forgot the rest....

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Comment #32 by Vlad The Lost
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 11:52:01 AM
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Always down for more Castlevania!

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