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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

by Nate Andrews - June 7, 2012, 6:57 am PDT
Total comments: 4

The blood ties that bind.

Though its story is rooted within the events of the console-only Lords of Shadow, released in 2010, Mirror of Fate borrows (mainly characters) from different points in the series.

While Mirror of Fate's main story thread involves Trevor Belmont (the son of Gabriel, from the first Lords of Shadow) looking to avenge the death of this mother—who was in fact slain by Gabriel after his eventual transformation into Dracula—the game ropes in three other members from the Belmont lineage and the series' history, including Simon Belmont and Alucard.

Each character carries some unique template of abilities (Trevor Belmont relies on the Combat Cross, for instance), and it appears players will be able to carry over powers in some fashion as they play through the different eras of the vampire/human conflict. Standard powers present among the characters include direct and area attacks, dark magic attacks, the ability to grab and attack enemies using the R button, blocks performed with the L button, and a variety of secondary attacks (a chargeable boomerang was shown in the 3DS Software Showcase event).

Players use standard platforming abilities (double jumps; swinging across gaps; etc.) to explore the ever-shifting environment of Dracula's castle, which they can track and take notes on using the 3DS touch screen.

Mirror of Fate is scheduled for a fall 2012 release.

Talkback

AdrockJune 07, 2012

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While Mirror of Fate's main story thread involves Trevor Belmont (the son of Gabriel, from the first Lords of Shadow) looking to avenge the death of this mother—who was in fact slain by Gabriel after his eventual transformation into Dracula—the game ropes in three other members from the Belmont lineage and the series' history, including Simon Belmont and Alucard.

That's particularly odd. So, Marie isn't Trevor's mother? That makes Trevor and the entire Belmont clan part-vampire. In the original canon, the same thing happened with the hinted tryst between Alucard and Sonia Belmont in Castlevania Legends which kind of screwed up the entire series before Igarashi gave it the boot.

This kind of cheapens the original Lords of Shadow since Gabriel's entire quest revolved around on finding the God Mask to resurrect Marie. So, Gabriel honors Marie's memory by banging some other chick then murdering that chick. What the? It would make more sense to me if Trevor was Gabriel and Marie's son, even if he was never mentioned in the original Lords of Shadow. Then, Tevor could be looking for his mother's murderer who is, in fact, also Gabriel. Cue I-am-your-father moment and at least the Belmont clan is still human.

At the same time, I suppose you have to explain Alucard if he's still Dracula's son in the new canon (he better be) which means Gabriel is going to have to have a child with a human woman after becoming a vampire which still kind of cheapens the original Lords of Shadow. I suppose it depends on how MercurySteam handles it. Hmm...

Kytim89June 07, 2012

Quote from: Adrock

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While Mirror of Fate's main story thread involves Trevor Belmont (the son of Gabriel, from the first Lords of Shadow) looking to avenge the death of this mother—who was in fact slain by Gabriel after his eventual transformation into Dracula—the game ropes in three other members from the Belmont lineage and the series' history, including Simon Belmont and Alucard.

That's particularly odd. So, Marie isn't Trevor's mother? That makes Trevor and the entire Belmont clan part-vampire. In the original canon, the same thing happened with the hinted tryst between Alucard and Sonia Belmont in Castlevania Legends which kind of screwed up the entire series before Igarashi gave it the boot.

This kind of cheapens the original Lords of Shadow since Gabriel's entire quest revolved around on finding the God Mask to resurrect Marie. So, Gabriel honors Marie's memory by banging some other chick then murdering that chick. What the? It would make more sense to me if Trevor was Gabriel and Marie's son, even if he was never mentioned in the original Lords of Shadow. Then, Tevor could be looking for his mother's murderer who is, in fact, also Gabriel. Cue I-am-your-father moment and at least the Belmont clan is still human.

At the same time, I suppose you have to explain Alucard if he's still Dracula's son in the new canon (he better be) which means Gabriel is going to have to have a child with a human woman after becoming a vampire which still kind of cheapens the original Lords of Shadow. I suppose it depends on how MercurySteam handles it. Hmm...


If I were writing the story I would have had Gabriel father a a child with that vampire chick, Laura, and have the result being Dracula. This way the Belmont's mission to eradicate Dracula is more or less a way to destroy what their ancestor helped create.

AdrockJune 07, 2012

Quote from: Kytim89

If I were writing the story I would have had Gabriel father a a child with that vampire chick, Laura, and have the result being Dracula. This way the Belmont's mission to eradicate Dracula is more or less a way to destroy what their ancestor helped create.

No offense, but I'm glad you're not writing the story then. Laura has the appearance of an 11 year old girl. What you're suggesting would be an abomination. Also, she's dead. She forces Gabriel to drink all of her blood so that he has the power to defeat The Forgotten One. He becomes Dracula by absorbing The Forgotten One's power.

Luigi DudeJune 07, 2012

Quote from: Adrock

No offense, but I'm glad you're not writing the story then. Laura has the appearance of an 11 year old girl. What you're suggesting would be an abomination. Also, she's dead. She forces Gabriel to drink all of her blood so that he has the power to defeat The Forgotten One. He becomes Dracula by absorbing The Forgotten One's power.

Hey they have to find some way to get the Japanese fans interested in the series again.

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Game Profile

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Sandame no Makyō Box Art

Genre Action
Developer MercurySteam Entertainment
Players1

Worldwide Releases

na: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Release Mar 05, 2013
PublisherKonami
RatingMature
jpn: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Sandame no Makyō
Release Mar 20, 2013
PublisherKonami
Rating17+
eu: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Release Mar 2013
PublisherKonami
aus: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Release Mar 09, 2013
PublisherNintendo
RatingMature (15+)
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