The demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is now available in the Nintendo eShop on the 3DS, and will be released next week on March 5th.
I’ve played through the demo a few times, and so far so good. The presentation’s perspective takes a little getting used to, but at its core it’s a 2D side-scroller presented in 3D. Control’s tight and feels natural, and the couple of bosses in the demo were great. And it looks like you’ll be able to play as Trevor Belmont, Simon Belmont and Alucard.
Now, the bad news, this game really, really, REALLY wants to be like God of War, with the dramatically sweeping orchestration and inclusion of QTEs (quick time events for those of you not in the know). All of this is now leaving me on the fence about this title.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows – Mirror Fate is published by Konami for the 3DS.