More details have come out from Nintendo Power’s cover story for Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, and it turns out that the game stars two familiar heroes from the series: Simon and Trevor Belmont. My Nintendo Power cover art comparison — and Pushmo code posted last week — seems way prescient now, even though I didn’t plan that.
“Mirror of Fate takes place within Lords of Shadows’ continuity reboot, so this is not the same Trevor you know and (presumably) love. … The gameplay in Mirror of Fate stretches across time, and players will eventually be able to control Trevor’s descendent, Simon Belmont. Two other unnamed characters are in the game as well.”
This seemed like a great opportunity for me to share these illustrations of Simon and Trevor (unrelated to Mercury Steam’s game) posted recently by Simon Gough.
Wow, PS Vita had a pretty great week — first with Sega’s announcement of an HD Jet Set Radio coming to the handheld this summer, and now Tribute’s XBLIG/PC title releasing for PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 via PS Minis in June.
The RPG/Breakout hybrid, which happens to feature a Tiny cameo that does not at all affect our opinion of this first-class game, will be priced at $3.99. Ukranian developer Beatshapers, which also handled Canabalt’s PS Minis conversion, helped with the port.
Yes, Guild01 hasn’t released in Japan yet, but Level-5 has already announced a sequel to the 3DS omnibus. The collection of names involved in this follow-up might not seem as hype-worthy at first — 01’s Suda51, Yoot Saito, and Yasumi Matsuno are hard to top — but I am here to tell you that we are in the midst of a dope situation.
Guild02 features four games from ex-Mega Man producer Keiji Inaune, My Summer Vacation creator Kazu Ayabe, and Chunsoft’s Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko. Let us discuss the dopeness levels after the break.
E3 is but two weeks away, so expect all sorts of wild rumors to pop up between now and then, like today’s gossip that Konami is working on a new Castlevania game for 3DS, subtitled Mirror of Faith (or is Mirror of Fate?).
Konami registering a domain for Mirror of Fate several months ago gives this rumor some credit, but there’s another twist! There’s speculation that MercurySteam, the Spanish studio behind 2010’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, is developing this. Who knows what this means about Koji Igarashi’s involvement.
Anyway, whether it’s true or not, at least we got to share this Simon Belmont Pushmo code, and remind everyone that Pushmo exists and is a rad eShop game.
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