The Belmont’s can never catch a break. Almost every branch of the family tree has someone involved in darkness and fighting of Dracula in some shape or form. And unfortunately, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is just as cursed. Being ported to PC doesn’t do it any favors amongst its numerous other problems.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced that they will bring Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD to Steam for PC later this month.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was originally released onto the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 almost a full three years ago. Konami has finally released the game to PC for you to return to, or enjoy for the first time.
Mirror of Fate is set after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a title released for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game begins with Trevor Belmont setting out on a quest to avenge his mother’s death at the hands of his father, Gabriel Belmont. If you haven’t played through Lords of Shadow, I’m about to spoil something for you so you may want to skip to the next paragraph. During the first set of cut scenes it’s explained that Gabriel Belmont has become Dracula, and his infant son Trevor has been taken under the protection of the Brotherhood of Light. Gabriel is unaware of Trevor’s existence and as Trevor grows, he too has a son of his own, Simon. As with his own father, Simon is also separated from his parents at an early age. The game has you play the roles of several different characters, but you begin with Simon as he enters Dracula’s castle. He’s come to avenge the death of his father many years ago.
I wasn’t much of a console gamer growing up, so I missed many of classic console game franchises that many of my generation have love for such as Metroid, Zelda, Final Fantasy and Castlevania. However, I feel as though my lack of nostalgia for the Castlevania series has helped me get over the fact that it is such a radical change from previous entries in the series and allowed me to see the game for what it truly is: one of the best linear action-adventures ever released.