There have been lots of Castlevania games over the years, but Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is somewhat unique. It blends multiple graphical and gameplay styles from throughout the series' history, most notably mixing elements from 2010's 3D console departure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow with more traditional, 2D Castlevania gameplay.

It's not surprising that Mirror of Fate borrows from the console version of Lords of Shadow, given they share part of a title. But what is surprising is the new way these elements blend with classic Castlevania gameplay to create something unique. Read on to find out why.