Since making its début on the NES back in 1986, Castlevania has been a recurring franchise on Nintendo’s platforms – especially its handhelds, with nine titles appearing across the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.
As many would expect (and rumours suggest), with a new Nintendo handheld comes a new instalment in the Castlevania series, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate – a sequel to the PS3 and 360’s Lords of Shadow – is the title of Trevor Belmont’s first foray into the world of 3D gaming.
As a 2.5D platformer with “impressive combo moves”, it looks to step away from the traditional 2D formula that has worked so well for the series in the past. Nintendo Power magazine has also revealed a few new details regarding its controls and enemies; here’s the list of confirmed features so far:
- 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 – including launching does into the air, smashing enemies down to the ground, and more
- Includes skeletons, axe-wielding undead, and more
Have you played any of the previous Castlevania games? Do you like the sound of Mirror of Fate‘s feature list so far, and are you looking forward to the inevitable full reveal at E3 this year?