Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD already exists
posted on 02.04.13 at 08:20 AM EST by (@salromano)
Konami would "absolutely" consider releasing it.

A high-definition version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate has already been created, according to producer David Cox.

“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,” he told OXM UK.

“Then we lost bones from characters, you know, we dropped the resolution of the textures and everything to make it fit. At Mercury Steam we have an HD version of the game sitting there in a computer somewhere.”

Asked if Konami would ever consider releasing the high-definition version to home platforms, Cox said, “Absolutely, yeah. We would consider it. We want as many people to play it as possible.”

However, an exclusivity deal with Nintendo at the moment prevents that from happening just yet.

“Obviously we have an exclusivity deal with Nintendo right now though,” said Cox, “and they’ve been very supportive of the product.”

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is due out for 3DS on March 5.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    I’m wondering how long the window lasts. Biohazard: Revelaitions (sic) didn’t stay exclusive to 3DS that long after all.

    • Spideybot

      Well, yeah, but the game is still exclusive for 3DS in the portable market (it won’t be a Vita version)

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        I’m not complaining about a lack of software for my Vita courtesy of my pal “region-free” ^^

  • Zackasaur

    Hmmm. I’ll wait. A PS Vita version would be most splendid.

    • XypherCode

      I doubt it given that it already exists on a handheld which is 3DS. A home console version is more likely.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I remember reading on some Nintendo fansite that a CV game would be coming to 3DS and Wii U. I dismissed it then, but I suppose it’s possible now if the game also exists in HD.

        Then again, they also claimed that LoS2 would come to Wii U, and Konami’s said no such thing. I also can’t see why Ninty would’ve put it in the contract that there couldn’t be a Wii U version if they wanted to do so, so it’ll probably be PS360 if it jumps to consoles at all.

        I’d like to see an eShop/PSN/XBLA port for it, so I guess I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

      • Elvick

        I’d buy it on Vita, but I don’t care enough about it on consoles. And after hearing this, I’d much rather “wait and see” what happens then buy it on 3DS. Since the game is basically ‘lesser’ than what was created just to be on 3DS.

        So if they want to pull a Capcom, then they can, but they can expect to not sell to quite a few people who would rather play the game as it was meant (on a handheld) but on the handheld they prefer.

        And since Konami has been a MUCH better supporter of the Vita than Capcom… yeah, I’ll wait and see.

      • Zackasaur

        I’d probably just not buy it, then… I don’t really want to play this sort of game on a console, but I don’t want to play the 3DS version knowing that it’s a downgraded version of what I ~should~ be able to play on my Vita…

        I have better things to do and better games to play, I suppose.

  • http://www.yazuka.net Yazuka

    Ohhh. Hope they do release a HD version of it.

  • syaznifaiq

    .. Once again ‘exclusivity deal’ means nothing in this era, just like old saying ”

    Promises Are Made To Be Broken “

    • drproton

      They aren’t broken if the exclusivity expires under the terms of the contract.

      • syaznifaiq

        But the game itself due out exclusive for 3DS on March 5 and they already talk about re-release in others platform? ,

        The way i see, this guy PR is bad as Yoichi Wada . Remember Yoichi Wada’s answer when he had been asked about FFVSXIII multiplatform ? After some backlash, he later clarified his original statement by saying on Twitter , guess David Cox will be busy right now doing the same thing

  • Anime10121

    Um, isnt it usually in these contracts to NOT confirm that you have an exclusivity deal, and that you shouldnt basically confirm that it will be ported to other consoles once that deal elapses? I can see that as being a major hindrance to the success of the title on 3DS, as people will undoubtedly wait for the title to release on home consoles now. Just really seems kinda strange to me that they would hinder the sales of the 3DS game by even hinting at something like this.

    • syaznifaiq

      First, He talk that Konami will consider to release in others platform and then he talk about their exclusive deal with Nintendo .. Am i missing something here ?

    • DesmaX

      Someone didn’t read the contract

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, not everybody reads gaming media. So, while those of us who do just heard something he probably shouldn’t have said, the majority of consumers don’t stay this informed.

      So perhaps, MoF will lose some sales on 3DS because of this. But then wouldn’t they just be able to cite less sales on 3DS as reason for the port when they do it? This was calculated. The people who don’t buy it on 3DS after hearing this are people who would have been waiting for it to come to another system. They still make money that way. So it’s still to his benefit to say so, though perhaps Ninty might be a bit miffed about it.

      • Anime10121

        True, true, but I’m talking from Nintendy’s perspective, this will cause damage to profits for them (though how much remains to be seen). Im thinking this may be cause for legal action from the big N, if the game doesnt reach their “projected” sales. Because remember, each of the hardware giants receive a cut of the profits from games released on their platform, and and Cox may have, even if unintentionally, caused a loss of profits for Nintendo.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I suppose. I can’t see this doing significant enough impact to their sales though. As gamers who read gaming media we’re aware of this news, but the vast majority of consumers will never hear about this. A number of the big guys — IGN, Kotaku — haven’t even picked up on this story. I understand your concern, but gaming media is a lot less prevalent than it would need to be to significantly impact the sales of this game.

  • LordKaiser

    Why for Xbawks 360? It should be on PS3 as well and maybe WiiU

  • Budgiecat

    Shouldnt probably have said this so they can maximize their Nintendo sales…

  • Raiyu

    Well this pretty much killed those 3DS sales…

  • Advent_Andaryu

    Wii U version please, since I don’t think the Wii U is getting LoS2.

  • epy

    So…he just told us to skip the 3DS version if we want because there’s a superior HD version ready to be ported in the near future? Because that’s what it sounded to me.

  • Solomon_Kano

    It would make for a nice PSN/XBLA game. Or just throw it on PSV. One way or the other, I’m still interested in getting it for 3DS but I’ll wait a bit now to be sure.

  • Prodigy-X

    “Obviously we have an exclusivity deal with Nintendo right now though,”

    I knew Nintendo was using their money to keep 3DS on top with exclusive deals.