It was confirmed last week that Konami’s 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate has been delayed until next year, having originally been scheduled to launch ahead of its Xbox 360 and PS3 counterpart – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – before the Christmas period.
Whilst no official explanation was given at the time of delay, Konami’s Dave Cox has now revealed that it’s to allow its developer – Mercurysteam – extra development time:
“It’s been two years since the enormous success of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and with this next instalment, we want to take the necessary time needed to give fans a handheld title unlike any other.
“Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will bridge the storyline to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, also panned to release in 2013. Both titles will reveal shocking fate of the Belmont Clan in a dramatic culmination of the Lords of Shadow sage.”
At the very least it’s great to know we shan’t be playing a rushed, unfinished game when it launches early next year.