– deep combat mechanics
– involves Trevor Belmont
– Fight with Trevor’s version of the Combat Cross
– strong attacks with X
– wider-reaching attacks with Y
– secondary weapons like the boomerang-like glaive and electric bomb
– use these with A
– grab enemies with R
– block and dodge with L
– involves light and shadow magic returns
– earn experience points to unlock new combos
– these include launching foes into the air, smashing enemies down to the ground and more
– includes skeletons, axe-wielding undead and more

Our observations:
– looks to be in a 2.5D isometric view with 3D-rendered characters
– developed by Mercurysteam, same developers of Lords of Shadow on the 360/PS3

Looks like the teaser for the new Nintendo Power issue was for a new Castlevania game for the 3DS subtitled ‘Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate’.  This confirms the rumor we heard recently, but part of the rumor mentioned a Wii U version of the game or a different Castlevania game altogether.  Konami’s pre-E3 presentation is this Friday, so if we don’t hear there, it could be next week at Nintendo’s E3 press conference.  Stay tuned for more info!

Update: Looks like there is a ‘Lords of Shadow 2’ game after all according to the article in Nintendo Power about Mirror of Fate:

“(Mirror of Fate has a) climax that will set up the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.”

We heard a rumor that this would be coming to all consoles including the Wii U.  We’ll know in a few short days.