Nintendo Australia yesterday announced the release date for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, which is developed by MercurySteam and is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. The action-adventure side-scroller will be released in Australia on March 9th, which is a day after its European release.The game first hits North America on March 5th. Prior to its full release, a free demo of the game will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH have today confirmed via a press release that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS across Europe on 8th March 2013. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories and Australia, with Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH remaining as publisher.
“There is a rich history of Castlevania games launching on Nintendo consoles dating back to the original Castlevania game which launched on the NES in the 80s. We are really proud to be partnering with Konami once again to bring the latest instalment in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow franchise to Nintendo 3DS.”
- Laurent Fischer, Managing Director, Marketing, PR & Distributor Markets at Nintendo of Europe
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series producer Dave Cox says it will take the average gamer 16 hours to finish his or her first play-through of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror Fate. And, according to Cox, it will take the average player about 20 hours to collect everything in the action-adventure game. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror Fate is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, and it launches on March 5th in North America and March 8th in Europe.
“Average first play thru is 16 hours. If you want to collect everything 100%? its longer, second play thru are around 12 hours. It’s more around 20 hours to get everything for an average player.”
-Dave Cox shared with a fan on Twitter
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will be launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. A demo of the action-adventure game will be available to download in the Nintendo eShop just before its release, which is March 5th in North America and March 8th in Europe, according to series producer Dave Cox.
When asked on Twitter whether there will be a Wii U version of Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, series producer Dave Cox reconfirmed that the game will not come to Nintendo’s new console. Castlevania Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate, on the other hand, launches exclusively for Nintendo’s latest handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, on March 5th in North America and March 8th in Europe.
Castlevania Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on March 5th, 2013 in North America and March 8th, 2013 in Europe.
The uppermost picture above is the European box art of Konami’s upcoming platformer, whereas the lower picture is the box art for North American consumers… Which one do you prefer?
Konami has announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is launching in North America on March 5th, 2013 and in Europe on March 8th, 2013.
Watch the new trailer above to witness one of the main characters, Trevor, depart from his home and family to seek vengeance for the death of his mother.
The upcoming game is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon isn’t the only Nintendo 3DS game that is delayed to 2013; Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, developed by Mercury Steam and published by Konami, will also be released next year.
“Konami’s resurrection of the Castlevania series continues, as the breath-taking Castlevania: Lords of Shadows series heads to Nintendo 3DS in 2013 with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Developed by Mercury Steam and acting as a prequel to the forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the Nintendo 3DS game follows Trevor and Simon Belmont as they enter the shadow-laden castle of series villain, Dracula.”