Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Trailer Starts With Story, Ends With Gameplay

By Ishaan . June 5, 2012 . 5:08pm


Perhaps we’ll get more information on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate at Nintendo’s 3DS software showcase tomorrow, but until then, you’ll have to make do with this awesome batch of screenshots and a trailer that Konami put out today. You can watch the trailer above. In case you missed it, here’s Mirror of Fate’s backstory, from Konami’s description of the game:


Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to avenge the death of his mother, at the hands of his own father, who has now returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont now stands a powerful vampire called Dracula. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between Father and Son!


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will be released this fall.

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  • Altritter

    Trevor’s voice actor REALLY sounds like Robb Stark from Game of Thrones. No idea if it’s actually the same guy, but it’d be really cool if it is.

    I wish that trailer showed more gameplay, but I think this game looks really cool. Curious to hear more, like whether or not it will have a leveling system and how much exploration there’ll be.

  • Laharl

    Reboot the series to escape the anime cliches…

    Make the most absurd looking characters yet…Konami Logic.

    • The_Real_Oyashiro

       Most absurd looking characters yet? You clearly haven’t played Castlevania Judgment.

      • Laharl

        I don’t know, At least Judgement Trevor didn’t look like a Chick Dressed as Vampire Hunter D as designed by Square.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    I think we just got a day ONE game ! :D

  • ZBaksh386

    this seems pretty cool.

  • Gabriel laid the foundation.

    And Trevor shall build upon it.

  • This looks really cool. I cannot wait to see more of the game in action and hope that tomorrow’s 3DS conference sheds some more light on the game. 

  • boundries_san

    Great game.^^

    Nuff said.

  • LustEnvy

    Damn, should’ve been made on the Vita. This game looks like a PSP game. 3DS, graphics look severely outdated.

    Yet still, there are a lot of games on 3DS I wanna play, so I think I may have to buy one eventually.

    • Sigh. Read the rules please:

      • What was exactly against the rules in this post?

      • LustEnvy

        I’m not trying to start a console debate. It just looks like a game that would’ve been badass for the Vita. The dark/mature theme of this game fits the Vita more than the 3DS.

        LoS was a graphical beauty, and this one feels out of place when compared to it. It would’ve been presented better on the Vita. The graphics on this one seriously look like a PSP game, which don’t do the LoS series justice.

        On the other hand, Iga’s Castlevanias are more suitable on the 3DS, other than Castlevania HD, because that demands more resolution, due to the nature of the game design.

        BTW, I love Iga’s Castlevanias, and if one came out on the 3DS, I’d rush to the store and get a 3DS ASAP.

        • I NEED more IGA Castlevanias in my life.  I could care less if the story is convoluted but it just needs to happen

          • Testsubject909

            It’s not exactly a metroidvania, but for the gameplay and loot, there’s Harmony of Despair.

        • Peace Legacy

          What you just said is EXTREMELY Subjective (Vita more mature, should have been this game on Vita, the graphic look like PSP,etc.) exactly what would initiate a console debate (even if you did not intend to)
          Seriously, have you played Dracula X Chronicles? This game looks much much better than that.
          Considering the PSP have already proved itself more than capable of producing high quality hack’n slash (GoW), saying a console that is graphically superior to PSP not suitable for LOS presentation is just absurd
          The problem here is just the design approach that Konami choose for this handheld version, that is all

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m very much enjoying this story setup. Gabriel leads to Trevor, but what if the white haired dude really is Alucard? It would be interesting to see Gabriel/Drac have to deal with two sons out for his head.

    • this is a good point…that didn’t cross my mind

  • Göran Isacson

    So we know it will have Trevor and his son, Simon. Now what I’m wondering is “are those the only ones”? Is Richter there? Juste? Perhaps it even goes all the way up to Julius? If all the storylines end with Gabriel slaying his descendants, that could quickly become tiresome and rather routine…

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, we don’t necessarily know that they’ll all die by his hand. Trevor may simply fail to kill him and pass that on to Simon. There are ways to go about it without Gabriel killing them all.

      • Testsubject909

        Such as the classical: Belmont family wins. Dracula is dead or sealed away but returns every new generation.

  • This has that “we also want to make anime in America” feel I guet when I see pictures of that cartoon, “avatar”.
    Not really digging this, doesn’t feel like a castlevania for me. It has more of a Dragon Age platformer feel to it.

    • Happy Gamer

      avatar was a great show tho lol just saying.

    • Testsubject909

      Your loss.

  • StaticDestroyer

    So…If this is the new canon wouldn’t that make Alucard Trevor’s half brother and all the other Belmonts his nephews family?

    • Testsubject909

      Pretty much what I’m wondering… How the hell would you feel, living eternally and seeing your half brothers die one after another… Well, more of your half brother, then your nephew, then your nephew’s son, then your nephew’s grandson… and so on… all the while repeatedly trying to kill your father and earn him an eternal rest…

  • It became so western-ish. Well, it’s a western studio developed it, so it can’t be helped.

    But still, where’s the high quality sprite animation? Where’s that catchy music Castlevania series once had? I hope it still retain the metroidvania-ish gameplay, because if not, well, it doesn’t feel “Castlevania” at all for me.

    I miss Order of Ecclesia’s style :<

    • Testsubject909

      It’s really the music that’s required.

      And I’m sorry to tell you but Metroidvania is not a requirement for Castlevania.

      It really is the music that’s the main constant of Castlevania… (And even then, there were a few Castlevanias that had more miss then hits with their soundtrack. A very few though.)

      • Then at least the sprite. Dat gorgeous pixel work!
        It’ll be nice to see ’em layered in 3D, something like Wayforward’s Mighty Switch Force, or even better.

        Well, one can hope.

  • Happy Gamer

    i am enjoying how the story is going. but i really do miss the entire package of CV games. The art, music, etc.
    Indeed games have to progress or rather, “adjust” to the trend of the market. But I do hope we get a ultra high quality, blaz blue type 2d metrovania game with awesome score we are used to. Just hoping.

    • Testsubject909

      I just want some awesome music…

  • Nathan_GreeneIV

    Perhaps it was Trevor at the end of the Trailer for Lords of Shadows 2…..
    Well maybe theories like you know Dracula meaning son of a dragon and how Gabriel proclaimed he was Dracul meaning dragon? Oh well, Thankfully I got 3DS FOR THE THIS GAME!!!!! But unfortunately my wallet doesn’t like the idea.

    • Testsubject909

      Most likely Alucard.

      I doubt that Trevor would be a white haired hunter. Not unless he’s extremely old.
      It wouldn’t be unlikely that in an attempt to forget his wife and his sorrows, Gabriel tried to fall in love again and gave birth to his Dhampir son Alucard at that time…

      What I’m now curious about is if this means Trevor and Alucard are half brothers… And how that affects how Alucard feels towards the whole lineage of Belmonts across the ages.

      As they perpetuate a great sin, patricide… My goodness, that’s bleak, the entire family is forever cursed to sin. Well, according to the religion they follow.

      • Nathan_GreeneIV

        Well like I said my good friend, Im just speculating on the whole situation. Then again I agree with you on the whole brothers thing. We’ll know when we picked up I guess. btw you plan on getting this man?

  • Testsubject909

    Welp. What do you know…

    They actually replaced Leon with Gabriel.

    So does that mean that all Belmonts of this timeline are actually descended from the Cronqvist noble family line?

    Does that make Trevor and Alucard half brothers if Alucard will be in LOS2?

  • XiaomuArisu

     What a messed up family!
    So Trevor is Gabriel son,but was Gab already Drac?
    And Simon Belmont is he Trevors son?
    And I think I saw Richter”The Judge”Belmont is he a cousin?
    They gave us many Questions,I hope we will get many Answers.

  • Dat awkward moment…..

    When you realize tht you hv one vampire daddy.

  • And Simon Belmont has effectively become a bearded Scotsman. It looks like they took liberties with the Igarashi design of Simon and melded it with Kojima’s character designs. I wonder if that means he gets to wear warpaint and make long winded speeches about war and destiny?

  • Valtiel Ikari

    correct me if I’m wrong, but I remember in the original storyline, that Trevor was Alucard half brother, so he actually was the son of dracula, kinda like here.

    • WizardoftheBlueOrder

      You’re completely wrong.

      If Castlevania Legends were canon, and the fan postulated theory was true that Sonia Belmont and Alucard had a son, then Trevor would be the grandson of Dracula. (Via Alucard)

      As IGA’s canon has decanonized it, Trevor has zero relation to Dracula whatsoever.

  • Wow the trailer was nice! The art work looks very beautiful and stylish. Plus the description we got of the story sounds pretty good. I think I will get a 3DS soon because of this, SMTIV, and Soul Hackers.

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