Castlevania, Konami’s long standing series following the Belmont family, is bringing another iteration in the saga to the 3DS exclusively in March. Lord of the Shadow: Mirror of Fate may wind up being a portable system mover for Nintendo and sell many copies for Konami, but fans of the series may have the same opportunity to play it on the big screen in the coming months. In an interview with CVG, Dave Cox head of Konami UK, said that he would “absolutely” consider a high definition version of the game, but the more interesting pieces came embedded within the coming comments.
Cox said “”We created everything in high definition – all the textures, all the levels, high-poly models, everything and we kind of shrunk it all down into the 3DS. Then we lost bones from characters, you know, we dropped the resolution of the textures and everything to make it fit. At MercurySteam we have an HD version of the game sitting there in a computer somewhere. We want as many people to play it as possible. Obviously we have an exclusive deal with Nintendo now though and they’ve been very supportive of the product.”
When Cox brought up the fact that the company had an HD version of the game already and an exclusive contract with Nintendo, the pieces began to fall into place as to, if brought to fruition, which console the game would wind up. If the game is successful, Nintendo may have another exclusive (at least to Nintendo) to move Wii U consoles in Mirror of Fate and the development of the game would be a quick turnaround.
Of course, there is always the chance that Konami chooses to sit on the game until the contract is up and launches it across the other home platforms, but if the game sells well on Nintendo’s portable there would a mutual interest between both parties to continue the partnership and release an updated version to the Wii U as well. The partnership would make sense for both sides as the game would bring another reputable brand to Nintendo’s console which has struggled for third-party support in its short existence, and assist Konami in their effort to bring the game to as many gamers as possible. The game already exists; so here’s to both hoping both parties decide, at the very least, to bring the game to as many Nintendo fans as possible.
Here’s a trailer of the game to keep you going until March 8th, when the game is officially released: