Nintendo and Konami Join Forces to Launch Castlevania: Lords

Nintendo and Konami Join Forces to Launch Castlevania: Lords of
Shadow-Mirror of Fate Across Europe Nintendo 3DS Exclusive 
The latest instalment in the Castlevania franchise is exclusive to
Nintendo 3DS 
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Nintendo and
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH have today confirmed that they have
entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming game
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, scheduled for release
exclusively on Nintendo 3DS across Europe on 8th March 2013. Under
the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the
sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European
territories and Australia, with Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH
remaining as publisher. 
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, you take on the
roles of multiple characters from the Belmont family across different
eras, each of whom has unique abilities and skills. Featuring a deep
strategic combat system and a huge array of combos, you will explore
immensely detailed levels and encounter enormous boss fights. The
action takes place within a unique, atmospheric setting that features
high resolution 3D polygon graphics, and side-scrolling areas that
segue seamlessly into full 3D battles. 
The Nintendo 3DS game takes place 25 years after the events of
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and reveals the story of Gabriel
Belmont's descendants, 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 the
death of his mother by his father, who has returned from years of
exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. Gabriel Belmont,
who is now the powerful vampire Dracula, has declared war upon the
Brotherhood and the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between
father and son. 
Of the partnership, Laurent Fischer, Managing Director, Marketing, PR
& Distributor Markets at Nintendo of Europe, says, "There is a rich
history of Castlevania games launching on Nintendo consoles dating
back to the original Castlevania game which launched on the NES in
the 80s. We are really proud to be partnering with Konami once again
to bring the latest installment in the Castlevania: Lords 
of Shadow
franchise to Nintendo 3DS." 
Shinji Hirano, the European President of Konami Digital Entertainment
GmbH, adds, "Nintendo 3DS is the perfect platform to release the
latest installment in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow franchise.
Because of the console's unique 3D capabilities and graphical power
this will be the best looking portable Castlevania experience ever
and will give fans of the series thrilling action on the go." 
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate will be available
across Europe on 8th March 2013 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. 
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About Nintendo 3DS: 
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the
level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as
the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth
slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they
want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different
functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of
direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped
with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the
taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible
with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is
also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which
can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. 
About Nintendo: 
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii(TM) home console, Nintendo 3DS(TM)
and Nintendo DS(TM) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold
more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware
units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS,
Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi(TM) XL, as well as the
Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance(TM), Super NES(TM), Nintendo(R) 64 and
Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario(TM),
Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(TM). A wholly
owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany,
was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's
operations in Europe. 
About Konami Group: 
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding
company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION
covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health &
Fitness Business", "Gaming & Systems Business" and "Pachinko &
Pachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on
Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and
the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL:
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary,
responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill
and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is
also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD
GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more
information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its
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