Thanks to the development of the 3DS Castlevania game Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, it has been revealed that a full HD version of Mirror of Fate for home consoles could be just around the corner. Dave Cox, the Head of UK Studio at Konami, has revealed that they would “absolutely” consider upgrading the game if the Nintendo 3DS version proved popular.
Mirror of Fate follows on 25 years from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which was a reboot of the classic franchise that was released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. As reported by CVG, it was revealed that in making this latest title for the Nintendo 3DS, the developing studio initially created all the game’s assets in HD; this means that port of the game to a fullscreen HD form for consoles would be relatively simple.
“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.” Cox said. “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.”
At this stage Mirror of Fate is a Nintendo exclusive, but with the Wii-U’s HD capabilities there’s still the potential for expansion. When asked directly by CVG on whether the studio would consider a HD version of the game for consoles, Cox was notably enthusiastic in his reply:
“Absolutely, yeah. We would consider it.” Replied Cox. “We want as many people to play it as possible. Obviously we have an exclusivity deal with Nintendo right now though and they’ve been very supportive of the product.”
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will be hitting North America on March 5th, the UK on March 8th, and at a still-unconfirmed time in March for Australia.