Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate Screenshots

First screenshots of this game, and I have to say it is looking to be an interesting one.  True, the game isn’t using the sprite graphics that were so beloved in the SNES, GBA and DS era, but it’s looking pretty decent despite being in 3D.  At least, much better than the likes of the mediocre Nintendo 64 installments and various other attempts made to bring the series into 3D before, and it sort of reminds me of Mario 3D Land gameplay style wise.  As in, a linear 3D platformer type game which directly translates the style of the sidescrollers into 3D without turning it into a open world collectathon.

Here they are:

Yeah, the game looks pretty good I’d say, and I’m cautiously optimistic that it could be a fantastic 3D Castlevania game, however foreign the concept sounds to some people.

Is a new Scribblenauts Game coming to 3DS?

Remember how awesome Scribblenauts was, and how many people loved the idea of being able to summon any object/character/etc on screen purely through typing its name, as well as how you could make all these elements interact with each other?  Well for a time, it seemed like the game had fallen prey to the developer obsession with the app store, with one of the game’s coming to the app store and no new DS or 3DS sequel in sight.

But could that now be changing, and a new Scribblenauts game actually be coming to the 3DS or Wii U?

Chances seem to be decent, since GoNintendo says that one ‘infamous tipster’ has told a fan that they’ll like what Warner will show at E3.  It’s possible, although the quote is vague enough that nothing can be really held to be certain.

If there was a new Scribblenauts game though, what should it have?  Because the series has never been just about adding a few new words for the dictionary each time.  No, while each game has widened the series vocabulary, there’s always been a fundamental change in the core gameplay that’s made the game better.  The first one just had the standard ‘say any word to summon the object’, but the second added adjectives and let you say things like ‘Giant Blue Cat’ and have such a thing magically appear.  Problem is, where you can go from there?

What’s the next logical step for a Scribblenauts game to take?

But hey, that’s if this rumour turns out to be true, and unfortunately the chances of it being so aren’t quite as high as people are thinking.  Who’s even to say such a game’s coming out on a Nintendo console, since they only mentioned a presence at E3?

Do you think there’s a new Scribblenauts game coming out?  And if so, what’s going to be the major addition used to differentiate it from both the original and Super Scribblenauts?

Here’s some more Castlevania information!

Lots of interesting stuff here.  Right from the latest edition of Nintendo Power I’d assume.

It’s a direct sequel to Lords of Shadow.

Gameplay stretches across time, and you’ll eventually control Simon Belmont as well.  Does this imply some kind of time travel gimmick will be in the game, or just that the later parts of the game will take place many years later with a different character?

Because apparently, there will be different time periods you can explore with different characters.

Four playable characters in total with different abilities.  Reminds me a bit of one of the NES era Castlevania games, I think Castlevania 3. Apparently various areas will be explored by different characters, and you can’t explore certain areas with the wrong characters.

Simon uses the Vampire Killer whip, Trevor the Combat Cross.  Simon can also summon guardians to protect him (this reminds me of of the GBA or DS era games, can’t remember which, but some games had summons).

StreetPass and SpotPass features will be included.

All in all, it sounds a very interesting game, and the fact it uses things like StreetPass means the series has definitely moved on to integrate the main new features of the 3DS.  Could be some problems with this game however, the 2.5D gameplay mentioned by various previews might end up not being as good as the classic 2D stuff, with the ‘shifts into 3D’ mentioned making me think it could be a Metroid Other M like affair (albeit minus the terrible storyline).

 

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate Confirmed!

Hardly much of a surprise given how believable the rumours about the game were, but apparently Nintendo Power has proven the games existance, with it’s recent cover feature being the game’s debut.

Seems to be a 2.5D game, with a few interesting things about it:

Press X for stronger attacks, Y for ones with a wider range. Character is Trevor Belmont.

You also block/dodge attacks with L and grab them with R, which is a little different from the gameplay in your old school 2D Castlevania games, is it not?

It also has light and shadow magic, and you unlock new combos and attacks by levelling up in some way.

Here are some pictures:

Come on, admit it, we all knew the 3DS was going to get a new Castlevania game soon, right?  They’ve always been a dime a dozen on the early handheld consoles (the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and DS all had two or three each), so even with the new gameplay style of this installment I suspect we’ll get quite a few sequels in good time.

Anyone excited for this new Castlevania game?

Nintendo 3DS Daily’s Plans for E3

Also inside are the plans for E3 at our forum, Nintendo 3DS Community.  Keep reading for more.

This E3, I’ll be opening up a new forum and news category for E3 announcements, and for a short while all news from this site will be posted in the new section rather than Nintendo 3DS Daily Comments.

The new E3 forum will go live on June 5th, and be removed on June 30th, with all forum topics and posts moved to the appropriate sections after that.

There will also be a posting contest of sorts, as well as another contest which is being kept secret for a while.

So now, it begins.