And it wouldn't be a true Castlevania game without a buttload of secrets. In the demo alone there were multiple secret passageways to uncover, and there's always the chance that I even missed some during my single playthrough.

One chamber prompted me to travel to the left and swing over a gap, but when I missed the jump and went the other way instead, I discovered a hidden area I would have never otherwise seen. Exploration junkies are sure to get their fix in Mirror of Fate, objective markers or no.

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