While many have used the “Metroidvania” label to describe MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Konami head of product planning and development said the game was in a different genre.
"Although, this game has a map to explore it is not really a Metroidvania. It is very much an action combat game based on the Lords of Shadow universe. One of the things people really liked about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was the combat aspect of it. Mixing up strategies, using light and shadow magic, sub weapons, and things like that. So, we beefed that up," Cox told Siliconera.
"Our audience was telling us they wanted a bigger exploration element to the game, so we added a more traditional exploration side."
The game with the crazy subtitle will be available on the Nintendo 3DS this Fall.