Castlevania: Lords of Shadow released in 2010 to a bit of a mixed reception. Some people adored the game for its incredible art direction, and others panned it as a me-too God of War clone (weadored (opens in new tab)it.) Gamers in the former camp may have reason to be excited about the apparently impendingannouncement (opens in new tab)of Castlevanie: Mirror of Faith.
The 3DS title showed up on a Dutch website's (opens in new tab) E3 2012 appointment schedule and was noticed by posters on NeoGAF (opens in new tab). So first of all, huzzah, because it looks like we're getting a Castlevania game on the 3DS.
It gets even more interesting when you look at the details though. The only details we currently have are that David Cox and Enric Alvarez (the producer and writer/director of Lords of Shadow, respectively) will reportedly be leading the charge this time instead of the mastermind of Castlevania's recent 2D installments, Koji Igarashi.
On its face, that's evidence of nothing. But we're extremely excited about the possibility that the upcoming 3DS game could be inspired by Lords of Shadow (if not a sequel or spiritual successor to it.) Konami may be looking to keep Castlevania in the realm of 3D now that they've finally figured out how to do it.
Hankering after more of the stories, news and possible truths that might shape this year's E3? Then head over to our E3 rumours (opens in new tab) compendium page. It's being updated constantly between now and the show.