Konami’s UK studio boss David Cox has told CVG that the company is seriously considering releasing Nintendo 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Mirror of Fate for HD platforms. Cox said it is all dependent on sales of the Nintendo 3DS version, which comes out March 5th in the United States. He revealed that they created everything in the game in high-definition, and then simply shrunk it down for the Nintendo 3DS. Would you buy the 3DS version, or wait for the inevitable HD console version?
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Although there are no plans for a Wii U version of Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2, the game may eventually come to Nintendo’s forthcoming console. During an interview with ONM, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate producer David Cox confessed that a Castlevania Wii U game would be cool.
“At the moment there are no plans for a Wii U version [of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2]. But never say never. It’d be cool, wouldn’t it?”
In an interview with The Gamers Hub, Konami revealed why Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. Konami considered a handheld version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and, after looking at the available formats, including the PlayStation Vita, the publisher decided the Nintendo 3DS was the most exciting technology, because it was possible to apply 3D effects to the upcoming side-scroller.
Konami explained that the game is called ‘Mirror of Fate’ because the mirror plays an important part in the game; characters must make choices to determine their fates and the mirror will reveal a character’s “ultimate destiny.” Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will be released in March at retailers and in the Nintendo eShop.
Why did you choose the Nintendo 3DS for Mirror Of Fate? Who approached who or was it simply something you guys were intrigued by from a development standpoint?
We were asked to consider a handheld version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and we looked at the available formats and decided 3DS was the most exciting technology for us to bring a 2.5D side scrolling game using 3D assets.
Why is it called Mirror Of Fate?
The Mirror of Fate appeared in the original game, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. You might remember Pan stepped through it in Carmilla’s Castle? This mirror plays a central role in the game because each character must make a choice regarding their fate and the mirror is able to show their ultimate destiny.
Konami released a teaser video for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Mirror of Fate during their pre-E3 presentation and promised to show more of the game during this week. The publisher released the trailer for the upcoming Castlevania during E3. The game will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. The trailer doesn’t include gameplay footage but shows us the unique art style and sound of the game.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate was recently revealed for the 3DS. Konami released a teaser trailer during their pre-E3 presentation, which showed absolutely no gameplay. Information regarding the title will be shared on June 5th, which is also the day Nintendo’s E3 presentation takes place.