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Edited by Osaladin

Hmm, not sure if I like this.

Edit: fuck yeah bitches.

Posted by ZombieSpace

3D!

Posted by csl316

I'm still terrified to watch either of these til I finish Lords of Shadow.

Edited by vinsanityv22

"Mirror of Fate for 3DS fills the gap between the console Lords of Shadow games."

Mirror of Fate takes place 25 years after the first game. It sounds more like the third game in the trilogy if you ask me. "Gabriel" (I refuse to spoil the ending) is all vampire in the second one (and it looks like Alucard arrives to fight him in Lords of Shadow 2's E3 trailer), but this third one establishes that Gabriel had a son - Trevor Belmont - who grows up and learns to be a warrior to take on his father. Hence the 25 year time skip. It seems like MercurySteam thought up an interesting backstory for the trilogy. It's going to be awesome to see how all three fit together; Lords of Shadow had a GREAT story.

@csl316 said:

I'm still terrified to watch either of these til I finish Lords of Shadow.

See, that's why I refuse to spoil the ending and spell Gabriel with quotation marks. You should finish that first one, though I can understand if you haven't. It's a huge game.

Posted by csl316

@vinsanityv22: Got a couple hours in a year ago, and Act 2 was so damn long that seeing 11 or so acts made me go... maybe later.

I got back into it recently though and I'm having a damn good time.

Posted by Elazul

So no one's making 2D Metroidvania games anymore, huh?

Great. Guess I'll go finish Monster Tale.

Posted by Woodroez

I love videos with multiple post-scripts!

Also, this trailer seems to spoil the story?

Edited by TentPole

@csl316 said:

I'm still terrified to watch either of these til I finish Lords of Shadow.

you should be

Posted by Seraphim84

Is that some Robb Stark?

Posted by yyZiggurat

Where are you, Koji Igarashi?

Posted by mourningwood

@Seraphim84: I thought the same thing!

Posted by Enigma777

Shame this isn't on theVita instead. It would look so much better!!

Edited by JackSukeru

Alright, spoilers for this series I guess, since I'm gonna blurt out my thoughts on this.

The whole thing with Marie seeing the future through some magic mirror and being aware that Gabriel would become a Vampire, thus deciding to hide the existence of their child is REALLY stupid and contrived. Especially so since she in Lords of Shadow did nothing but show genuine belief that Gabriel was a good man and assured him of such. Also if she knew his fate, why didn't she try to stop it somehow? Your fate is not predetermined and all that jazz.

I'm guessing the desicion to bring back the other Belmonts was either not in the original game plan or just poorly thought out. Something of an arguement could be made that Gabriel would have acted differently in LoS if he'd known he still had a son to care for, but not caring for for his son and instead being selfish wouldn't have been so bad if they were trying to set him up to become a villain. Instead he's noble, through and through, until suddenly he's not, with Patrick Steward narrating the loading screens being the only thing that sets this up.

This part may also be spoilers. From there it becomes a bit less contrived, Trevor is now Alucard I guess, that's fine. Simon is Trevor's son and they either communicate with each other through this mirror across the different eras or meet up once the latter becomes Alucard, maybe both. Alucard shows up again in LoS 2 so he definetly makes it out of this one.

Anyhow, putting way to much thought into this. I bet the last playable guy will be Richter, unless they decide to bring back Juste or something.

Posted by SpicyRichter

@Marino Killing the alliteration today!

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Posted by RedRocketWestie

@Elazul said:

So no one's making 2D Metroidvania games anymore, huh?

Great. Guess I'll go finish Monster Tale.

It looks to be on a 2D plane. It's just not sprite based. (shrug)

Posted by Oldirtybearon

Alec Newman, Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Robert Carlyle... damn, MercurySteam knows how to pick voices.

Edited by CitizenJP

One of my favorite videogame franchises of all time. <3

Edit: I'm very curious to see how the new lineage is going to play out in this LoS timeline. Ugh so excited.

Posted by Elazul

@RedRocketWestie said:

@Elazul said:

So no one's making 2D Metroidvania games anymore, huh?

Great. Guess I'll go finish Monster Tale.

It looks to be on a 2D plane. It's just not sprite based. (shrug)

Huh, I didn't even notice that at first but I think you're right, I guess that's a step in the right direction. It still pretty clearly doesn't control like the older games, but here's hoping it at least lets you explore like them.

Posted by cannonballBAM

@Elazul said:

@RedRocketWestie said:

@Elazul said:

So no one's making 2D Metroidvania games anymore, huh?

Great. Guess I'll go finish Monster Tale.

It looks to be on a 2D plane. It's just not sprite based. (shrug)

Huh, I didn't even notice that at first but I think you're right, I guess that's a step in the right direction. It still pretty clearly doesn't control like the older games, but here's hoping it at least lets you explore like them.

It looks to be almost 2.5 in certain areas, all I know is that Gabriel got busy after losing Marie.

Posted by MeatSim

so that ending was something alright.

Posted by paulunga

TREVOR! Fuck yes!

Posted by BBQBram

@Seraphim84 said:

Is that some Robb Stark?

Sure sounds exactly like him doesn't it?

Posted by JackSukeru

@cannonballBAM: What that old man is saying seems to suggest that Gabriels child is with Marie but she hid it away before the start of the first game because she had seen his eventual fate in the titular Mirror of Fate.

Posted by cannonballBAM

@RockmanBionics said:

@cannonballBAM: What that old man is saying seems to suggest that Gabriels child is with Marie but she hid it away before the start of the first game because she had seen his eventual fate in the titular Mirror of Fate.

I was hoping that Marie was actually a cyborg sent back in time to stop the birth of John Connor.

Posted by AngeTheDude

If we're getting some Simon action, I want SIMON'S THEME.

Posted by Kyle

@Elazul: It is a metroidvania, according to Jeff on the sealed envelope episode of the bombcast.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Cell-shaded Metroidvania? Damn the 3DS is getting good.

Edited by MrKlorox

I believe the term we're supposed to use now is "equipment gated", or "ability gated". At least according to the Tomb Raider e3 press conference demos. "Metroidvania" is apparently too brand namey.

Edited by NathHaw

I saw Simon; I was on board. I then saw Trevor; I was even more on board. Bring it on. Liked the alliteration, .

Edited by AxleBro

fuck lords of shadow....

wait it's 2D? i suddenly care a little.

Posted by FoxMulder

I sure hope a sprite based 2D one is in the works too...

Posted by MormonWarrior

Lords of Shadow was freaking terrible...but I hope this turns out alright. I'd be totally fine with a 2.5D Metroidvania game, or whatever it turns out to be. Still trying to get through Ecclesia...

Posted by UltimAXE

@vinsanityv22 said:

"Mirror of Fate for 3DS fills the gap between the console Lords of Shadow games."

Mirror of Fate takes place 25 years after the first game. It sounds more like the third game in the trilogy if you ask me.

Nah. I'm guessing that Mirror of Fate will set up the appearance of Alucard, who then goes on to challenge his father in Lords of Shadow 2. Unless they go in a completely different direction with him, then:

@RockmanBionics: I agree with most of what you said. Maybe Marie's constant reassurance of Gabe's good-heartedness was meant to sway what he was to become - to talk him out of it? Whatever.

Posted by Gunslinger0130

What's with G4 blocking this video on copyright grounds? Never seen that on GB before...

Posted by El_Galant

@MormonWarrior: Terrible? Either you struggled with it or was expecting a 2d platformer. The game is very good. Highly recommend.

Posted by Sorla10

thats 3B not 3D!

Posted by theuselessgod

Lords of Shadow was ok. About 10 hours too long, but ok. Purdy at least.

I'm curious to see how this game turns out. It's interesting to see they are actually sort of going back to original Castlevania fiction and picking and choosing how to incorporate it. I had a fanboy moment when Alucard showed up.

Plus, metroidvania? Sold. Except I don't have a 3DS.

Edited by Krathoon

It seems like we are kickin' it old school again. The cycle begins anew, but without the bishi.

Posted by darknexus209

Hopefully I can get this game but who knows maybe I will get the game since it looks really good.