All Articles: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

New Releases: CoD: Ghosts, Guided Fate Paradox, Castlevania: LoS Collection, More


You hear that? That’s the sound of freight train coming down the track. It’s got “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) painted on the side and all the other publishers have gotten out of the way. Activision’s juggernaut of a franchise dominates this week’s new releases, but a few other games will find their way into stores over the next seven days.

Also available this week is The Guided Fate Paradox from NIS America. This RPG is a PS3 exclusive and, like all NIS games, it’s full of the crazy. Just how weird does it get? Well… “Players take on the role of high school student Renya Kagurazaka who has become a god by winning a lottery in a mall.”

Finally, Konami has bundled together Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (and all of its DLC) and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD into a single package on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection also includes a playable demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which is scheduled for release next year.

You can find the complete list of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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Assassin’s Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Angry Birds Star Wars, more added to PS Store


It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as five PS3 games (and one Vita title) made their digital download debut simultaneously with their retail release.

Do you like exciting military action? There’s Battlefield 4.
Do you like stealth action with a dash of piracy? There’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Do you like Pac-Man (and who doesn’t?)? There’s Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
Do you like wrasslin’? There’s WWE 2K14.
Do you like flinging birds at Stormtroopers? There’s Angry Birds Star Wars on the PS3 or Vita.

More details on all of these titles, as well as a few others (including Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD), can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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XBLA Today: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD, Magrunner

castlevaniamirroroffate-hdMicrosoft has added two games to the Xbox Live Arcade today and both deal with banishing the forces of evil, albeit in very different ways.

Evil gets whipped in the face in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD ($14.99), an HD remake of the 3DS interquel that bridged 2010’s Lords of Shadow and next year’s Lords of Shadow 2:

This Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel reveals the story of the Belmonts, as they battle destiny across generations, to discover their true fate:

Trevor Belmont, knight of the Brotherhood of Light, embarks on an epic quest to avenge his mother, killed by his father, Gabriel.

Once Gabriel Belmont, now the all powerful Dracula, he declares war on the Brotherhood, leading to a cataclysmic showdown between Father & Son!

Also available today is Magrunner: Dark Pulse ($9.99), where technology battles evil in the form of Cthulhu and other eldritch abominations:

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action/physics game, in which technology confronts the Cthulhu Mythos! Equipped with your Magtech glove, you must harness the ability to magnetically polarize and manipulate objects in the environment, to survive and surpass over 40 challenging levels. Your reflexes and ingenuity will be pushed to their limit, as you will try to survive a hi-tech world going mad!

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD coming to PSN, XBLA in October

castlevaniamirroroffate-hdEarlier this year, 3DS owners got the chance to battle demons and vampires as part of the Belmont clan in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.

This October, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will get their turn as Konami has announced plans to bring Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on October 29. The publisher has yet to announce a price for the game.

A Play-Asia listing for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (The Collection) (which includes the original game and both of its DLC updates) indicates that Mirror of Fate HD may be available as a retail release as well.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Review: Whip It Good


Reboots are all the rage these days. Major titles such as Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat and Devil May Cry went back to the drawing board and returned with a fresh coat of paint and new stories to tell. Reviews, and for that matter, sales, have also shown us that rebooting a franchise normally yields positive results. One of the earliest reboots this generation, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow wiped the slate clean and gave us an entirely new take on the revered franchise. Lords of Shadow was very well received, and was popular enough to spawn a sequel. Release information for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has yet to see the light of day (It’s a vampire game, get it?), but until that day comes, we have Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. (more…)

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New Releases: Tomb Raider, SimCity, Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, More


Alright, after a few slow weeks, we’ve got a much more substantial list of new releases this week.

Leading the pack is Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot. The game travels back to Lara’s first adventure and looks to be more of a survival tale than a hunt for shiny babble #23. It’ll be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 and it definitely looks interesting.

Another interesting entry in this week’s new release list is SimCity. The last game in series, 2007’s SimCity Societies, made quite a few changes to the standard SimCity mechanic. SimCity, while not technically a “reboot,” will attempt to bring back the franchise’s familiar feel.

Also available this week this is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, the 3DS interquel set between Lords of Shadow and the upcoming Lords of Shadow 2. Namco Bandai will also bring Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk exclusively to the PS3 this week.

Finally, it’s time to play ball as MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita) and MLB 2K13 (PS3, Xbox 360) are ready to enter the batter’s box. Just 29 days until opening day.

A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Runner 2, Retro City Rampage, Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, more


It’s another big week for Nintendo’s download services… and we even get another Wii U game.

That game is Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. The platformer, which stars everyone’s favorite monochrome mascot, CommanderVideo, is available today is both demo and full version form.

Also available this week is Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. The 3DS side-story that bridges the gap between the two Lords of Shadow games on the PS3/Xbox 360 is available now as a demo, with the full game set to hit the 3DS eShop on Tuesday, March 5.

Finally, this week finally marks the release of Retro City Rampage on the Wii Shop Channel. An 8-bit-styled, open-world game reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto’s early days, Retro City Rampage on the Wii includes the special “ROM City Rampage” mode, which morphs the game into a true 8-bit adventure that would have worked on the NES.

Hit the jump for more details on all of these games as well as three other additions to this week’s Nintendo Download. (more…)

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate now coming in 2013

Speaking to Game Informer, Konami has confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will miss its planned Fall 2012 release date, and instead, make its way into stores next year.

No reason was given for the new release date, but the delay could be an excuse to more closely associate it with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which will be released in 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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