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Castlevania 3DS: 'We're not trying to recreate Metroidvania,' says producer

However, producer tells ONM that there will be more exploration in Mirror Of Fate

Castlevania games that mix exploration and combat are often referred to as Metroidvania games, influenced as they are by Samus Aran's adventures. So what is Castlevania 3DS influenced by? Well, producer David Cox has told ONM that his team are not trying to recreate the Metroidvania-style of DS games such as Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia.

Having said that, Cox said that there would be more exploration in Mirror Of Fate than in Lords Of Shadow.

"We listened to feedback from the audience about what they did and didn't love about Lords Of Shadow," said Cox. "It's fair to say that exploration will play a bigger part in Mirror Of Fate.

"The game is still a combat action-adventure game, but we felt that was an area we could develop further to make it more interesting for players and give them more of a world.

"So in Lords Of Shadow, 90 per cent of the game takes place in the castle, the map is very reminiscent of the Metroidvania style of games. We're not trying to recreate a Metroidvania style game; what we're trying to do is expand exploration beyond the old linear style."

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You can read the full interview with David Cox in the new issue of ONM.


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  1. alexkinch Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 10:00

    Cant wait. Tracked down most of the ds games and working my way through them all.

  2. starvigilante Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 10:17

    He should be not worrying about it and just do it anyway, Harmony of Dissonance on the GBA was one of my favourite Castlevania titles. :)

  3. lrwr14 Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 10:20

    Looking forward to the new castlevania game, reminds me of metorid other M with its camera angle.

  4. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 10:27

    Sounds good to me.

  5. KairiZero Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 11:25

    Just take my money please!!

  6. toffeeman30 Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 12:03

    castlevania game on the wiiu would make me sit up and listen

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