Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced it will release a timely all-new HD edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate to download for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on October 31st.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD has been developed by MercurySteam and is set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and acts as a precursor to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 which will be released across the same formats this Winter. The game will be available digitally via PlayStation®Store and Xbox®LIVE Arcade, with prices to follow.
The HD update tells the story of Gabriel Belmont’s descendants, Simon and Trevor Belmont, as they battle their own destiny only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, sets out to avenge the death of his mother by his father, who has returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. The powerful figure that was once Gabriel Belmont now stands as Dracula, a powerful vampire. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between father and son.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of multiple characters, each of whom has unique abilities acquired whilst playing during the game’s different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and an intuitive strategic combat system, players can use their characters’ weapons and magical abilities to take down anything in their path. The game offers huge, detailed levels and players will encounter enormous boss fights brought to vivid life within the HD presentation.
Along with the HD upgrade and gameplay refinements, including online leaderboards and the much requested “Boss Rush Mode.” Anyone purchasing the game will also be able to access to an exclusive playable demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 to whet appetites for the highly anticipated conclusion of the saga – with fans now able to experience the entire Lords of Shadow story on home systems.
“We are delighted to be able to bring Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD to an all-new audience,” commented Dave Cox, Studio Head of European Production at Konami Digital Entertainment. “The game acts as the perfect accompaniment to the forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and will deliver a stunning slice of action and exploration, while unpeeling more layers regarding the lineage and true destiny of the Belmont family.”
KONAMI has also announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will also be released as part of a new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection, available via retail on the same day. This compilation features the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, its DLC ‘Reverie’ and ‘Resurrection’ chapters, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD. As such, newcomers to MercurySteam’s beautifully-realised world can experience the full story of Dracula and the Belmonts – and will also gain early access to the first playable demo of the series climax: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will be playable at gamescom for the first time. KONAMI is exhibiting in the consumer area in hall 7.1. booth B030 and for business partners in hall 5.2 booth A032.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will be released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® as a download title on October 31st. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection will be released on the same day for the same formats. gamescom takes place between August 21st-25th. For more information, please visit www.konami-castlevania-com
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