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.



    • Oh gee maybe because development started long before the announcement of the Wii U?

      Anyway who to say it won’t get ported over later down the line or the Wii U will get an exclusive Castlevania game.


    • .. i have not a clue. so anyway, this game seems fun. i mean; cdosorrow and poruin for ds were gnarly. this game looks perdy cool actually, i wouldn’t mind keeping this. the last console version i played on ps2 was so digressing but im open-minded 2 the point where i get careless sometimes.. u only live once. am i right, am i right? … unless your panther from starfox:: panther “u must have a deathwish, to anger me bird” -_-


  1. If Aeolus posts, do not reply and/or talk back to him. He is an attention seeking whore. He will leave if people dont acknowledge him and it isnt fun anymore to troll this site.


      • I find it really cute that Nintendo Fangirls are warning others not to reply to Aeolus…scared of the truth? Scared I will destroy you with intellect? You and I know the Wii was terrible. Look at the list above this article… do you SERIOUSLY THINK the Wii is good with all that crap? Yeah fantastic… u got some great first party games… what about the rest? I will save you the bother… it was BALLS. Missing out on great third party games. Looks like Konami are not so sure abut wiiU. Not surprised to be fair. Wii was a disaster. Not for Nintendo or their shareholders who are laughing to the bank… but a disaster for US the CONSUMER

        If you cant accept a lackluster console life then man you are indenial. WiiU looks better already but for how long?


        • wii was disaster ? ur fucking retarded the wii console sold 95.85 million whereas sony and microsoft sold under 70 million i maybe you should learn to think before u type


          • FACEPALM!!!!!!!!


            I quote

            Wii was a disaster. Not for Nintendo or their shareholders who are laughing to the bank… but a disaster for US the CONSUMER

            I SAID Nintendo made HUGE profits which IS GREAT for them and the shareholders… most of it coming from CASUALS who dont give a shit about GAMING like u and me. HOWEVER… the wii was inferior in terms of specs and LOST THIRD PARTY SUPPORT and therefore Nintendo fanboys such as yourself missed out on great games. Yes there are games that are not SHOOTERS..

            Typical Fanboy…. ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT SALES

            what happened with the Gamecube which was actually quite strong at the time? NO THIRD PARTY and SHIT SALES. Great first party games but NOTHING MORE

            N64…. NO THIRD PARTY despite being 64 bit and sony 32 bit. SHIT SALES FROM NINTENDO despite having some of the best games ever made

            Get your head out of the sand and look at the list on a previous article…MOST OF IT IS SHOVELWARE DANCING GAMES with the excpetion of Last Story… which is ALREADY OUT IN EUROPE… and the americans had to beg to Nintendo… the greatest company in the world /Sarcasm

            What a fanboy you truly are!



              And Wii’s online system WAS SHIT! with exception of MH and Mario Kart, Brawls online was a joke for a good 3 yrs. now its better but still a joke

              yeah best console this gen…Being a Nintendo fanboy sucks eh?


                • Wii was inferior indeed, but Nintendo started to lose third party support since the N64. It’s funny the N64 had cutting edge specs for its time and it still came 2nd after the PlayStation. The PS2 was weaker than GameCube nad Xbox, yet it manage to sell better. I just want a powerful console that can sell.


            • sorry this is what it looks to me



          • ahmedalqmzi, just ignore Aeolus and his stupid clones. He doesnt care what you have to say. Aeolus only wants to get you made so he can have fun. IGNORE HIM!!!


              • Can you tell me what is so wrong with being a fan boy
                maby you are misled to be-leave that a fanboy means that they would have sex with who ever there a fanboy for (in a sense)
                but that’s not true
                a fanboy is someone who likes something and supports it
                and yes you are very bias just because you have a Wii doesn’t mean your not!
                Thats like saying you live in the US, you hate it and like say…. Germany because the Govt in the US is bad, that makes you bias because you are unwilling to look at the good things, and focus on the bad


        • “Look at the list above this article” I think you’re on the wrong article buddy… and if you’re refering to the OTHER list that had the new wii games, that’s because the Wii U is coming out, so of course there aren’t gonna be that many wii games. How many triple A Xbox exclusive games were coming out around the date of the 360? I have nothing against other consoles but you take fanboyism to a new level. You’ve been saying comments like “I own all consoles I’m not biased,” but judging from this comment, you just seem like a blatant Nintendo hater. I also love how you call people fanboys just when they state their own opinions (you called someone a Nintendo fanboy just for saying they liked the graphics of the new Adventure time game). There’s nothing wrong with hating Nintendo but keep your opinions to yourself. (And yes I know I’ll sound like a fanboy but I couldn’t resist…”u got some great first party games… what about the rest?” Tatsunoko vs Capcom, No More Heroes 1+2, Monster Hunter Tri, Zack and Wiki, to name a few).


          • And before you say “You just called me a fanboy!” think about this: you’ve been on every recent article on this site, starting arguments with people who like Nintendo games, telling them “they suck” and stuff like that. I’m sorry but how are you not a fanboy?


            • Well a fanboy by definition OWNS one console and praises that particular company. H I never praised any console. and if u read my comments I praise certain games such as xenoblade, donkey kong.

              Ahmed however said WiiU tech specs will destroy next gen and they should quit… that shows he only likes Nintendo and is a FANBOY. No one else would say that. I think you better tell the Nintendo fanboys to shut up or they will attract Trolls. NO ONE LIKES A FANBOY. I appear to be aggressive because they are pathetic and trust me… more trolls will come.

              Regarding your list of games. They dont appeal to me, monster hunter was overrated IMO. I much prefer story RPGS than hunting.

              How can I hate Nintendo If I buy their games and consoles? I use an emulator to play them in 1080p like how they should of been shown in 2006 but nope Wii was cheaply made hence the low price point. Nintendo made terrible decisions and still do today especially at E3. Should i be happy? NO because I am not a fanboy who brushes it all under the carpet.I tell it HOW it is. Afterall… the customer is ALWAYS right. I am sick and tired of the company I grew up with and loved abandoning the hardcore gamer. It HURTS ME a veteran gamer! Luckily I broke from that mould and buy great THIRD PARTY GAMES. If wiiU can secure ALL OR MOST of the multiplats. Then the Nintendo I love is back.. until then they are a joke. Sorry had to be said

              Also everyone outside of Nintendo Fanboys HATE the sales argument… oh Wii sold the most… Someone needs to remind them that GC and N64 sold poorly compared to Sony and thats due to NO CASUALS at the time and also LACK OF 3RD OF PARTY due to tech limitations. Also the only people happy when it comes to sales are Nintendo and their shareholders. NOT THE CONSUMER.

              And I say they suck cos they do… rehashes of dancing games. DO YOU LIKE THEM? NOONE DOES AND YOU COULD feel the awkwardness at E3 when Sing came up. No one CARES apart from CASUALS who moved on anyway to smart phones and tablets.


              • lol by ur definity is somone who owns only one console and praises it i own more than just nintendo consoles and i dont always just praise nintendo why are u mostly wrong at times plz just leave noone wants u here


                • Yeah sure… you OBVIOUSLY love nintendo if you wish that sony and MS leave the game market. If you wanna fool someone then you cant fool me FANBOY. Dont bother replying unless you wanna be humiliated and go eat some pork whilst your at it.


                  • u know what why do i even bother with fucking retards if u where twice as smart ull still be a fucking retard this is going to be most probably my last reply to u troll good bye and fuck u bitch


        • The one that prefer to play on a system where CoD is the best selling game has spoken. All hail PS3 and X-box 360.

          PS3 and 360 has crappier best selling titles.


  2. Allright guys, I fucking told you this would happen. If you have TWO half page posts about Aeolus, he’s not going to leave, more of them are just going to show up.

    Actually ROLL CALL, every Aeolus on this site respond to this message saying “here” :p


    • Does seem odd, maybe they’ll change their minds, or release 1 + 2 later on. Either way i have a ps3 so i still get to play it, the trailer was fucking incredible, best one this year


  3. Well as long as they release a side-scroller, I’m good. But I have been comfortable having Castlevania on the DS. So great choice on putting on the 3DS….for my preferences.


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