Konami has revealed that the previously announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is now slated for a release on the Nintendo 3DS in “early 2013″.
“It’s been two years since the enormous success of Castlevania Lords of Shadow, and with this next installment, we want to take the necessary time needed to give fans a handheld title unlike any other,” said Dave Cox, Producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Head of Product Planning and Development for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will bridge the storyline to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, also planned to release in 2013. Both titles will reveal the shocking fate of the Belmont Clan in a dramatic culmination of the Lords of Shadow saga.”
The game, which takes place 25 years after the events of the original Lords of Shadow, had originally been announced as a holiday title but obviously won’t be the case. No further details were given as to why it has been pushed back, but we can only imagine it’s just not where it needs to be at this stage in development.