Castlevania Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, originally a 3DS exclusive, will be hitting the Xbox 360 and PS3 in HD. Aside from the visual upgrade, the game will feature refined gameplay controls including leaderboards and an all new Boss Rush mode.
"In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of multiple characters, each of whom has unique abilities acquired whilst playing during the game’s different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and an intuitive strategic combat system, players can use their characters’ weapons and magical abilities to take down anything in their path. The game offers huge, detailed levels and players will encounter enormous boss fights brought to vivid life within the HD presentation.
Along with the HD upgrade and gameplay refinements, including online leaderboards and the much requested “Boss Rush Mode.” Anyone purchasing the game will also be able to access to an exclusive playable demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 to whet appetites for the highly anticipated conclusion of the saga – with fans now able to experience the entire Lords of Shadow story on home systems."
Purchasing the game will also entitle everyone a free exclusive demo for Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2. A Castlevania Collection will also be introduced on the same launch day which includes the original Castlevania Lords of Shadow packed with all its DLC.
“We are delighted to be able to bring Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD to an all-new audience,” commented Dave Cox, Studio Head of European Production at Konami Digital Entertainment. “The game acts as the perfect accompaniment to the forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and will deliver a stunning slice of action and exploration, while unpeeling more layers regarding the lineage and true destiny of the Belmont family.”
"KONAMI has also announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will also be released as part of a new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection, available via retail on the same day. This compilation features the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, its DLC ‘Reverie’ and ‘Resurrection’ chapters, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD. As such, newcomers to MercurySteam’s beautifully-realised world can experience the full story of Dracula and the Belmonts – and will also gain early access to the first playable demo of the series climax: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2."
That's great news for those looking to experience the complete story before sinking their teeth into Lords of Shadow 2. I personally was very close to buying the 3DS version but I guess this will do, although I'm kinda disappointed there's no PC version considering the other 2 major titles will be coming to PC. Oh, well. Let's just hope those "gameplay refinements" mean less QTE's.
No official release date has been revealed but expect sometime around Halloween.