Castlevania: Mirror of Fate ‘not trying to recreate Metroidvania’ – Konami

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 12:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate is heading to 3DS, but rather than try to recreated 2D ‘Metroidvania’ games like Dawn of Sorrow or Portrait of Ruin, Konami and mercury Steam want to give you a full, open experience.

Producer David Cox set out Konami’s stall for Castlevania: Mirror of Fate in an interview with ONM, “We listened to feedback from the audience about what they did and didn’t love about Lords Of Shadow. It’s fair to say that exploration will play a bigger part in Mirror Of Fate.”

Cox added, “The game is still a combat action-adventure game, but we felt that was an area we could develop further to make it more interesting for players and give them more of a world.

“So in Lords Of Shadow, 90 per cent of the game takes place in the castle, the map is very reminiscent of the Metroidvania style of games. We’re not trying to recreate a Metroidvania style game; what we’re trying to do is expand exploration beyond the old linear style”, concluded Cox.



  1. Gheritt White

    I seriously cannot wait for this game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    Why do they keep pitching metroidvania like it’s a bad thing.. that was Castlevania at it’s best. And there are well.. zero metroid style games out there. It’s a very large gap in the market.

    Generic action games on the otherhand.. don’t we have enough? :/

    #2 2 years ago
  3. soqquatto

    ok, I will skip this, Lords of Shadow was too little game and too much smoke and mirrors. can I please have a Metroidvania after this one?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. sh4dow

    @2: I second that.
    If anything, there are not nearly enough high-quality Metroidvania games out there… it’s only like what… one every two years or so? Maybe one “traditional” Castlevania every 2-3 years and then there was Cave Story and Shadow Complex. That’s pretty much it for the last 10 years, if I’m not mistaken.
    It’s actually ridiculous how few releases this genre sees!

    #4 2 years ago

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