Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD sinks its fangs into Steam 'later this month'

Having drained the blood from the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate will next dine on Steam, at an unknown date later in March.

Originally released on Nintendo's handheld as a bridge between Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and the recently-released Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Mirror of Fate sees Trevor Belmont traversing the familiar gothic climes of Dracula's domain. Gameplay is a cross between the action-focused Lords of Shadow games and those Castlevania entries (mostly notably Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) that focus on 2D exploration.

The PC incarnation of Mirror of Fate is based on the more recent PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games, which means that it comes equipped with high-definition graphics, online leaderboards and a Boss Rush mode. New to the PC game are Steam Achievements, though they should be essentially identical to the Achievements and Trophies found in the Xbox 360 and PS3 games, respectively.

Unfortunately lacking from Konami's announcement is a price point for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD, and any specific release date. The best the publisher is willing to offer is a vague "later this month" release window which only leaves about two weeks for Dracula to crawl from his tomb once again.

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced plans to bring Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD to Steam for PC later this month.

Gorgeously re-envisioned in high-definition, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is set 25 years after the events ofCastlevania: Lords of Shadow, and acts as a precursor to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, available now. The game will be available exclusively via the Steam download service later this month.

As the middle title in the trilogy, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD tells the story of some of Gabriel Belmont's descendants, including Simon and Trevor Belmont, as they battle their own destiny only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, sets out to avenge his mother's death at the hands of his father, who has returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. The powerful figure that was once Gabriel Belmont now stands as Dracula, a powerful vampire. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a powerful showdown between father and son.

In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of multiple characters, each of whom has unique abilities acquired while playing during the game's different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and an intuitive strategic combat system, players can use their characters' weapons and magical abilities to take down anything in their path. The game offers huge, detailed levels and players will encounter enormous boss fights brought to vivid life within the PC game's stunning HD presentation. The PC version also includes online leader boards and the popular 'Boss Rush Mode', plus the addition of Steam Achievements.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will be available via Steam for PC later this month.