Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Extended Trailer Confirms Alucard

By Ishaan . June 6, 2012 . 7:10pm

Konami already showed a trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate yesterday, but today, Nintendo showed off an extended trailer for the game that shows off just a bit more footage, and confirms Alucard for the game:



So, that’s Trevor, Simon and Alucard. I wonder who the fourth playable character will be? Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is due out this fall.

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  • Cool! Sure hope he’s not Trevor, despite all the signs that potentially point to that, though.

  • Everybody’s favorite estranged son has been confirmed for the series, awesome.

    Still going to be a torrent of hatred for this game coming from some of the detractors for it though.

    • boundries_san

      Alucard=instant win.^^

  • Herok ♞

    Not sure if I just want to skip to this game or not,  what does everyone else think do I have to play LoS first?

    • boundries_san

      Yeah. Without playing the first series, u will be quite loss when playing this game.

    • SirRichard

      You’re going to have to play LoS first, yeah, the three LoS games lead into one another.

    •  You’ll have to at least know the story (in its entirety) from LoS 1 to play this with a good grasp. There seems to be some references to the first game in Mirror of Fate, but I would recommend either playing or watching the first game before this one.

  • SirRichard

    So it’s basically confirmed that Trevor is Alucard, right? They even have the same armour, and it sounds like he welcomes his new vampire powers as a means to stop Dracula.

    The plot details are interesting, though; Marie knew what was going to happen to her, the Mirror of Fate gets broken either by or around Trevor (he gives a shard to Simon), and I’m really liking the voice acting for the pair of them. Really interested to see how it ties into Lords of Shadow 2!

    • Testsubject909

      It would be interesting if Trevor is Alucard… Though I’d be curious how that’d work… considering, half vampires are typically created by birth…

      •  Most likely Trevor will get turned but refuse to feed even once, going into some sort of mid-state, his hair turning white from not feeding, etc.

        • Testsubject909

          No, that wouldn’t work.

          A vampire who refuses to feed just becomes a very weak vampire or dies or goes rabidly insane.

    • ZBaksh386

      that’d be pretty cool.

  • aoihana

    Honestly, I think this is the most interesting 3DS title showcased at E3, and this trailer, along with the more in-depth presentation after, really has me hyped. 

    I haven’t played any Castlevania games, but I see from some previous articles that people were concerned with how this would play from the 3D screenshots. How they hoped it remained a scroller

    It actually did remain a side scroller for the most part, a 2.5D game, and the camera movements to give you that occasional 3D environment, is a very nice mix, I think. 

    I also love the fact that there will be more than one playable character, 3, I believe? That’s great, and Alucard will be a playable character, too! That’s freaking awesome, he looks so cool!

    I love the combat system, and swinging and jumping around is very fluid, natural, really. It’s a beautiful game! (◕‿◕✿)

  • Spirit Macardi

    Does anyone know why the Belmonts here have Scottish accents even though the family is of French descent and they live in Romania?

    Or did the reboot change those facts?

    •  The reboot seemed to have changed those facts as Gabriel also had a Scottish accent.

      • Testsubject909

        Well, we also have to keep in mind.

        This go around, Gabriel is the originator. In Iga’s it’s Leon.

    • I actually mentioned in the last article on the game that Simon was looking abit Highlander-ish this go around. It would be nice to get some more info in the regard of that leading up to the release of the game.

    • Solomon_Kano

      In Lords of Shadow it’s said that Gabriel is from… well, he’s adopted, so I’d imagine whatever his real lineage is explains why we have Scottish Belmonts.

    • ZBaksh386

      it is a family that might move around so you could have french descendants.

      think assassins creed. Desmond has had arabian, italian and native american ancestors.

  • Okay, we now have 3 characters. I have a strong feeling (that could be entirely wrong) that the final character is going to be *SPOILERS* Julius Belmont from before 1999. Probably being used to tie this game to the ending of LoS. *SPOILERS* 

  • There goes Alucard striking that iconic sword pose. Shame he’s not voice by Yuri Lowenthal though. lol

    • vrakanox

       YES. Still waiting on that game haha!

  • z_merquise

    That’s more like it! Hope we can see more gameplay soon.

    I pity those flea-men, though.

  • Nathan_GreeneIV

    Well all my theories was almost dead on right…. I hope I’ll buy this in the fall anyway.

  • Voice over sounds like Robb from Game of Thrones…

  • Solomon_Kano

    More importantly, for me anyway, this means that he’s in LOS2. I reeeeally wanna see where this goes. I’m interested to see how he interacts with Simon and Trevor.

    • Testsubject909

      It’ll be weird… Will Trevor and Simon be hostile towards Alucard? I mean, he’s not exactly… human.

      edit: Also, on he whole is he Trevor… I’m thinking on it.

      Familial resemblance is bound to occur. They’re half brothers. As for clothes. Well, if Alucard decides to rid the world of those who dwell in the darkness, he could have joined the holy order, though that’d be an interesting story in itself. How would Alucard succeed in gaining the trust of humankind and join the brotherhood of light.

      • Solomon_Kano

        That’d make for a very interesting story. I’m actually kinda hoping they explore that now.

    • Was it confirmed that Trevor and Simon are brothers or something?

      • ZBaksh386

        i think they might be a generation apart like simon being trevor’s kid.

      • Solomon_Kano

        No. I figure, being Alucard and all, he’s bound to be around for both of them fighting Gabriel. I think it’s probably gonna be like @ZBaksh386:disqus said.

  • Handsome Luigi ♢

    This might not be a Metroidvania but good God I want this game right now! Not just for the fact that Alucard joined to the party but because this is a good old sidescrolling action on steroids! Plus this might as well makes me wanna explore deep further on the LoS games so yeah, all of my want.

  • Testsubject909

    Oh hi guys, I’m back from DM/GM/Storytelling my game with my friends, what’d I mis-YES!YES!YES! Hello Alucard, missed you buddy.

    Even though I play you relatively often on Harmony of Despair but hey… Sooo… this is going to get awkward now… Half brothers fighting against daddy huh?

  • zeta

    Im buying this when will this be out in NA?

  • Alucard sold this game to me.

  • Trevor son of Gabriel – Alucard son of Dracula – Trevor=Alucard?

    •  I smell headbutting heroes.

    • ZBaksh386


  • Cameron Ward

    oh those silly fleamen….

  • vrakanox

    Alucard in da houuuuuse!!

  • A recent interview with the reveals that the dev themselves don’t consider this game to be a Metroidvania though they do say that the level design will be ‘similar’

    •  Its not a metroidvania in sense that :
      – It does not have pseudo-RPG systems that throw a bunch of numbers at you every level.
      – It does not have character levels.
      – it does not have pseudo-rpg equipment system.
      – It does not have grind.

      Its sort-of Metroidvania in a sense that:
      – It still has non-linear castle exploration.
      – It still has areas innacessible without upgrades you can find in the castle.
      – It still has multiple routes to your destination and huge ass castle map.

      • Scrooge_McDuck

        In short, instead of a Metroidvania, it’s a Metroid?

        • Testsubject909

          That sounds… Awesome to me actually. More focus on your skills and abilities to push you through the game. Sad to see the RPG elements go but, it can make for a great, tight and incredible exper-SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONE-sorry, sorry. Force of habit.

      •  This is not actually know, in particular it’s never been stated there are upgrades in the castle, rather it has been stated the castle will change as you progress through the game.

        Honestly, there still just isn’t enough information to say on all thoe points.  In particular XP is gained by defeating enemies which can be used to upgrade your combos (combat ability) meaning there still may be some grind.  However, in LoS you were often required to beat all enemies in a room before you were permitted to proceed so this may not be an issue or even a thing.

        Again, there really doesn’t seem to be enough info to know, but it’s telling that when pressed on the issue of Metroidvania, the dev said the game was not.

  • …how does that work?

  • Trotmeister

    What is Alucard doing in this game? Did he cross over to Lords of Shadow canon from the classic canon? The phrase about the “second chance” seems to imply this.

    • Scrooge_McDuck

       Eh, there is also a Trevor Belmont and a Simon Belmont in the classic canon.

      • LustEnvy

         I think he’s asking whether it’s Alucard FROM the classic canon that jumped into this continuity, or if it’s a remake of Alucard (as well as Simon and Trevor).

    • ZBaksh386

      He could just be the LoS version of Alucard. it is a reboot after all.

  • Klaus00

    at this point a douche would say : ”Told you guys , Alucard would be the 3rd Character”

    *AHEM* told you guys , Alucard would be the 3rd character ~~

  • LustEnvy

    Dammit, I need a 3DS.

  • ForeverFidelis

    Shin megami Tensei and now a Castlevania with 4 playable characters?

    I thought the 3DS was gonna be a bust. Am I gonna have to actually buy this thing?

    • cj_iwakura


  • XiaomuArisu

    Who else thinks that Richter is hero nr.4?
    Who else has a blue bandana?

  • Unemployment Master

    I won’t buy a 3DS for Alucard. Sorry.

    • Testsubject909

      That’s okay. Because he’s in LOS2 as well, meaning he could be on your PS3.

  • eduperondi

    I’m getting so excited about this!! Can’t wait for it

  • its obvious that this is a remake of Castlevania 3 and the other characters will be the magician woman for got her name sylpha something like that and the other guy who looked like a thieve that climbs walls.

  • Jonathan Keycross

    So…Golem is the fourth character?

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