New Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate Trailer Has Simon Belmont All Over It

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In this new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate trailer, we finally get to see footage of an adult Simon Belmont. He looks incredibly grisly in comparison to past games, and boy, does he look pissed.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate

Not included in the trailer. But it’s a nice throwback to Simon’s Quest.

So far, all previous trailers have focused on gameplay and narrative aspects exclusive to Trevor Belmont, the father of Simon Belmont. If Trevor’s not shown kissing his wife and child goodbye, he’s shown exploring a CG-rendered Castlevania on a 2D plane, demonstrating Combat Cross techniques against hellions and squaring off in a destined battle against Count Dracula.

The majority of this trailer is a scene between Simon Belmont and what looks like a ghoulish variant of Monita from Nintendoland. There’s not much going on between the two other than exposition behind Simon’s desperation to slay Dracula. The last bit of the trailer involves Simon confronting Dracula with some rivaling dialogue in between. And I confess that my inner Castlevania fanboy geeked out from seeing the inclusion of what appears to be Vampire Killer.

The animation, though experimental, looks incredibly odd with its stiff animations and lack of mouth flaps. But the visual aesthetic itself still looks promising, especially since it runs on a handheld platform. I am more than willing to give it a chance, since I’ve been excited about this game for quite a while.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate box art

Let us go out this evening for pleasure. The night is still young.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate will be available in North America March 5th, 2013, and in Europe March 8th, 2013. Konami will also release a demo February 28, 2013, on the Nintendo eShop. Be sure to check it out.


About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.