Konami and MercurySteam brought the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow world to the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year with the Castlevania - Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate title to bridge the gap between Lords of Shadow and its upcoming sequel, Lords of Shadow 2. Considering that the original Lords of Shadow is a Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC title, it stands to reason that fans of the original may well have missed out on Mirror. That won't be a problem for much longer as Konami has announced that it's bringing Mirror to the PS3 and X360 as a downloadable title in October with a high definition upgrade. Get ready for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD. Mike Futter at Game Informer has the news.
Konami will be celebrating Halloween in style, as Mirror of Fate HD will be released on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on October 31. The title serves to fill in the story of the Belmont clan, with three different playable characters.
I wasn't all that thrilled with the original 3DS version, as I'm not much of a fan of the Lords of Shadow corner of the Castlevania universe. However, what really put me off was my inability to reliable see what was happening on the 3DS's screen. The game's dark visual style made it difficult for my to track what was happening. The game seems better suited to a large television running in HD, and I wouldn't be surprised if this release wasn't part of the plan all along (in fact, the game's developers have been quoted before as saying that they developed the game in HD and then stripped it down for the 3DS release). It may be worth a second chance if you gave up on it before, and fans of the series who missed it the first time around will want to check it out.