History VideoGame / CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate

17th Jan '18 4:24:43 PM Aliya
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* CallForward: Dracula uses his Blood Whip from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Lords of Shadow 2]]'' in his fight against Alucard, and his Void Sword and Chaos Claws from the same game in the final battle.

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* CallForward: Dracula uses his Blood Shadow Whip from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Lords of Shadow 2]]'' the sequel in his fight against Alucard, and his Void Sword and Chaos Claws from the same game in the final battle.



* ChaosArchitecture: Both subverted and played straight. Whilst Simon and Alucard share ''some'' areas with each other, most of the areas they visit aside from the theatre and laboratory are unique to their path.
** Played straight with Trevor, who visits most of Simon's areas in his path, and features a lot more death traps.
* TheChosenOne: Said prophecy states the Belmont Clan are the only ones capable of destroying Dracula.

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* ChaosArchitecture: Both subverted and played straight. Whilst Simon and Alucard share ''some'' some areas with each other, most of the areas they visit aside from the theatre and laboratory are unique to their path.
** Played
path. This is played straight with Trevor, Trevor who visits most of Simon's areas in his path, and features path which feature a lot more death traps.
* TheChosenOne: Said prophecy states the Belmont Clan are the only ones capable of destroying Dracula.
traps.



* ClimaxBoss: Oddly enough, none for Simon. Alucard gets two, one in the Daemon Lord, and Dracula.

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* ClimaxBoss: Oddly enough, none for Simon. Alucard gets two, one in the Daemon Lord, Lord and Dracula.



* ColossusClimb: [[spoiler:The second half of the Lady of the Crypt boss fight.]]

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* ColossusClimb: [[spoiler:The second half of the Lady of the Crypt boss fight.fight requires you to scale her writhing body and trick her into headbutting the Castle main door.]]



** Some areas are taken straight from the first game e.g. the Castle Hall and Carmilla's Throne Room.



** Dracula uses the same blood magic orb trick he saw during the ''Reverie'' DLC.

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** Dracula uses the same blood magic orb trick he saw during the ''Reverie'' DLC.DLC blood orb trick to keep something sealed.



** You not only fight Dracula the same way you fought [[spoiler:Satan]], but you also have infinite magic for the duration of the battle, and getting hit by any of his attacks when using the same-colored element does little to no damage to you.
* CompilationRerelease: The HD version for consoles will be released together in a package with ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' and its DLC, as well as being available digitally by itself.
* CompositeCharacter: Like the previous game, TheReveal here is that two characters are actually one character in this universe. Alucard is a combo of classic Alucard and [[spoiler:Trevor Belmont]] in this continuity.

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** You not only fight Dracula the same way you fought [[spoiler:Satan]], [[spoiler:Satan, but you also have infinite magic for the duration of the battle, and getting hit by any of his attacks when using the same-colored element does little to no damage to you.
you.]]
* CompilationRerelease: The HD version for consoles will be was released together in a package with ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' and its DLC, as well as being available digitally by itself.
* CompositeCharacter: Like [[spoiler:Like the previous game, TheReveal here is that two characters are actually one character in this universe. Alucard is a combo of classic Alucard and [[spoiler:Trevor Belmont]] Trevor Belmont in this continuity.]]



* ForegoneConclusion: The game as a whole (''Lords of Shadow'' showed Dracula alive in the 21st century) as well as Trevor's campaign, seeing as Simon's opening campaign is about him seeking {{revenge}}.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The game as a whole (''Lords of Shadow'' showed Dracula alive in the 21st century) century), as well as Trevor's campaign, seeing as Simon's opening campaign campaign, is about him seeking {{revenge}}.
17th Jan '18 4:15:17 PM Aliya
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* BatOutOfHell
* BattleThemeMusic: Most of the music in the castle is serene, or unnerving at worst. With lots of strings, and slow pieces. But when you encounter several enemies, the music shifts to this.
* BeardOfEvil: Dracula sports a three day stubble in the form of a goatee.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The Brotherhood sends Trevor to what has been foretold to be his doom to fulfill the rest of their prophecy.
* BerserkButton: The Necromancer seems intent on pushing all of Simon's.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: See also ColossusClimb.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Alucard, when he realizes what [[IHateYouVampireDad Dracula]] did to [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie him]].]]
* BloodMagic: What locks the entry to Dracula's inner sanctum in Alucard's path.
* BloodstainedGlassWindows
* BossBanter
* BossRush: In the HD version.
* BottomlessPits: A few, but seeing as the Belmonts can take damage from [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou hitting the floor from a great height]], this is partway [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Dracula announces this late in the game, but gets [[ShutUpHannibal shut down]] easily; after all, [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know all the facts.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: Alucard bids Simon farewell and disappears into the wilds in the GoldenEnding.
* CallBack: The Necromancer who challenges Simon for the Combat cross mentions his former master, the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lord of the Dead]].
** As detailed under ElementalRockPaperScissors, you not only fight Dracula the same way you fought [[spoiler:Satan]] in the previous game, but you also have infinite magic for the duration of the battle, and getting hit by any of his elemental attacks when using the same element does no damage to you.
** The device Gabriel uses to trap the Daemon Lord in the prologue is a much, much smaller version of the contraption that shows up in the ''Reverie'' DLC as the gateway to the Forgotten One's prison.

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* BatOutOfHell
* BattleThemeMusic: Most of the music in the castle is serene, or unnerving at worst. With lots of strings, and slow pieces. But when you encounter several enemies, the music shifts to this.
BatOutOfHell: Trevor fights some disgustingly mutated bats throughout his campaign.
* BeardOfEvil: Dracula sports a three day three-day stubble in the form of a goatee.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The Brotherhood sends Trevor to what has been foretold to be his doom to fulfill the rest of their prophecy.
* BerserkButton: The Necromancer seems intent
the prophecy though Trevor himself [[ScrewDestiny has a quite different outlook on pushing all of Simon's.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: See also ColossusClimb.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Alucard, when he realizes what [[IHateYouVampireDad Dracula]] did to [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie him]].
life.]]
* BloodMagic: What locks the entry to Dracula's inner sanctum in Alucard's path.
* BloodstainedGlassWindows
* BossBanter
* BossRush: In the HD version.
* BottomlessPits: A few, but seeing as the Belmonts can take damage from [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou hitting the floor from a great height]], this is partway [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday:
BigNo: [[spoiler:Alucard, when he realizes what Dracula announces this late in the game, but gets [[ShutUpHannibal shut down]] easily; after all, [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know all the facts.did to him.]]
* BloodMagic: What locks doors to Dracula's Throne Room in Alucard's path.
* BossBanter: Every intelligent boss has something to say to you during their respective fights. Subverted with the Night Watchman who has voiced dialogue in the original [=3DS=] release of the game, but is mute in the HD port.
* BossRush: Available in the HD version.
* BottomlessPits: A few, but seeing as the Belmonts take damage from [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou hitting the floor from a great height]], this is partway [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Dracula gleefully announces this late in Trevor's scenario, but gets [[ShutUpHannibal shut down]] easily; after all, [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know all the facts.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: Alucard [[spoiler:Alucard bids Simon a final farewell and disappears into the wilds in the GoldenEnding.
* CallBack: The Necromancer who challenges Simon for the Combat cross mentions his former master, the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lord of the Dead]].
** As detailed under ElementalRockPaperScissors, you not only fight Dracula the same way you fought [[spoiler:Satan]] in the previous game, but you also have infinite magic for the duration of the battle, and getting hit by any of his elemental attacks when using the same element does no damage to you.
** The device Gabriel uses to trap the Daemon Lord in the prologue is a much, much smaller version of the contraption that shows up in the ''Reverie'' DLC as the gateway to the Forgotten One's prison.
GoldenEnding.]]



* ColonCancer: To ensure players knew this game was a continuation of the ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lords of Shadow]]'' ContinuityReboot.

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* ColonCancer: To ensure players knew this game was a continuation part of the ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lords of Shadow]]'' ContinuityReboot.



* {{Combos}}: Core game combat mechanic.

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* {{Combos}}: Core game combat mechanic.ContinuityNod:
** The Necromancer who challenges Simon mentions its master, the Lord of the Dead.
** Dracula copies straight one of [[spoiler:Satan's]] BossBanter taunts during his fight with Trevor.
** Dracula uses the same blood magic orb trick he saw during the ''Reverie'' DLC.
** The device Gabriel uses to trap the Daemon Lord in the prologue is a much, much smaller version of the contraption that shows up in the ''Reverie'' DLC as the gateway to the Forgotten One's prison.
** You not only fight Dracula the same way you fought [[spoiler:Satan]], but you also have infinite magic for the duration of the battle, and getting hit by any of his attacks when using the same-colored element does little to no damage to you.
17th Jan '18 3:55:02 PM Aliya
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* AnachronicOrder: The game starts out following Gabriel a year before ''Lords of Shadow'', then jumps ahead 57 years to Simon's scenario, then Alucard's scenario takes place concurrently with Simon's, then it jumps back 30 years to Trevor's scenario for the end-game.
* AncestralWeapon: Trevor's combat cross.
* AnimalMotifs: Dracula and dragons, Trevor and lions, and Alucard and wolves. [[spoiler:Alucard is Trevor.]]
* AnimatedArmor
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: The game features four successive playable characters: Gabriel Belmont, Trevor Belmont, Simon Belmont, and Alucard. For the most part, they share the same gameplay mechanics, and other than Gabriel, any exploration upgrades are passed on to the next character's story, [[BagOfSharing even if it doesn't make much sense chronologically.]] They also share CharacterLevel, health, magic, and subweapon upgades, although their arsenal of magic spells and subweapons differs between each character.
* AntiGrinding: [[CharacterLevel Character Levels]] are not important, and only unlock new whip skills. Plus, enemies don't give off a lot of experience, and all characters share the same level. HP, MP and ammo-hearts are instead upgraded with [[UpgradeArtifact Upgrade Artifacts]].
* AnAxeToGrind: One of Simon's two subweapons, plus the main weapon of the Executioner.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Lost Soul, personification of the Mirror of Fate.
* ArabianNightsDays: The Succubus enchants the Throne room to make it appear this theme.
* {{Backtracking}}: Not required to beat the game, but it ''is'' if you want to get the LastLousyPoint.
* BadassBeard: Simon.
* BadassCape: Simon.
* BadassFamily: The Belmont Clan.
* BadassInDistress: Simon gets in a death trap twice, once in a MultiMookMelee and the other in a [[AmusementPark ferris wheel of doom]], and needs Alucard's assistance to help him out in both cases.

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* AnachronicOrder: The three acts plus prologue feature Gabriel, Simon, Alucard, and Trevor. The game starts out following off with Gabriel fighting a demon a year before ''Lords of Shadow'', then jumps ahead 57 fifty-seven years to Simon's scenario, then scenario -- Alucard's scenario takes place concurrently with Simon's, Simon's -- then it jumps slips back 30 thirty years to Trevor's scenario for the end-game.
endgame.
* AncestralWeapon: Trevor's combat cross.cross which Simon recovers halfway through his campaign.
* AnimalMotifs: Dracula and dragons, Trevor Simon and lions, bears, and Alucard and wolves. [[spoiler:Alucard is Trevor.]]
* AnimatedArmor
wolves.
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: The game features four successive playable characters: Gabriel Belmont, Trevor Belmont, Simon Belmont, and Alucard. For the most part, they share the same gameplay mechanics, and other than Gabriel, any exploration upgrades are passed on to the next character's story, [[BagOfSharing even if it doesn't make much sense chronologically.]] They also share CharacterLevel, health, magic, and subweapon upgades, sub-weapon upgrades, although their arsenal of magic spells and subweapons sub-weapons differs between each character.
* AntiGrinding: [[CharacterLevel Character Levels]] are not important, and only unlock new whip skills. Plus, enemies don't give off a lot of experience, and all characters share the same level. HP, MP and ammo-hearts the amount of sub-weapon ammo you can carry are instead upgraded with [[UpgradeArtifact Upgrade Artifacts]].
* AnAxeToGrind: One of Simon's two subweapons, sub-weapons, plus the main weapon of the Executioner.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The [[spoiler:The Lost Soul, personification of the Mirror of Fate.
Fate.]]
* ArabianNightsDays: The In the end of Simon's campaign, the Succubus enchants the Throne room Room to make it appear this theme.
in order to seduce him.
* {{Backtracking}}: Not required to beat the game, but it ''is'' is if you want to get the LastLousyPoint.
HundredPercentCompletion.
* BadassBeard: Simon.
* BadassCape: Simon.
* BadassFamily: The Belmont Clan.
This version of Simon has an unkempt red beard.
* BadassInDistress: Simon gets in into a death trap twice, once in a MultiMookMelee and the other in a [[AmusementPark ferris wheel of doom]], an AmusementParkOfDoom, and needs Alucard's assistance to help him out in both cases.



* BarbarianLongHair: All of the Belmonts have it, except Simon, which is more along the lines of WildHair, but [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Lords of Shadow II]] retcons it and gives him longer hair in the intro.
* BagOfSpilling: Subverted with Gabriel, whose story takes place before ''Lords of Shadow''. [[spoiler:Played straight with Trevor, who can DoubleJump and WallJump before he turns into Alucard, where he has to re-obtain these skills, although he can't glide after a double jump as Trevor.]]

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* BarbarianLongHair: All of the Belmonts have it, except Simon, which Simon who, surprisingly, is more along the lines most barbarian of WildHair, but [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Lords of Shadow II]] retcons it and gives him longer hair in the intro.
them all.
* BagOfSpilling: Subverted with Gabriel, Gabriel whose story takes place before ''Lords of Shadow''. [[spoiler:Played straight with Trevor, who can DoubleJump and WallJump before he turns into Alucard, where he becomes Alucard and has to re-obtain these skills, skills -- although he can't glide after a double jump as Trevor.]]
17th Jan '18 3:38:53 PM Aliya
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* TwoAndAHalfD
* AbnormalAmmo: Some zombies will resort to pulling their head off and throwing it at you.
* AdaptationDyeJob: As this continuity has Sypha as the mother of Simon, she's gone from a blonde to a redhead.
* AdaptedOut: Fans of the series may remember the team of Trevor, Sypha, Grant, and Alucard. In this game... Sypha gets DemotedToExtra, appearing only as Simon's mother and never being hinted as having any special ability at all. Grant [=DaNasty=] is briefly mentioned in a scroll the character can find, not actually appearing at all. And [[spoiler:Trevor and Alucard are merged into a single character.]]
* AdaptationalWimp: See above with Sypha? Well, it's worse for her: She goes from a powerful sorceress that went on to empower the Belmont clan with magical power and had her own family branch that were also full of powerful magicians... to a normal woman that does not fight and [[DeathByOriginStory easily killed by Dracula's minions]], becoming Simon's MissingMom.
* AirJousting: With Dracula, in Trevor's campaign.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Bestiary explains quite a bit on occasion, [[spoiler: such as how the spirit following the Belmonts around is fate personified]].
* AlluringAnglerfish: [[spoiler: The Lady of the Crypt]]

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* TwoAndAHalfD
TwoAndAHalfD: The game's chosen format.
* AbnormalAmmo: Some zombies Regular and Rotten Zombies will resort to pulling their head off and throwing it and Hunter Mermen will spit globs of paralyzing saliva at you.
you.
* AdaptationDyeJob: As this continuity has Sypha Sypha, as the mother of Simon, she's gone Simon's mother, went from a the original continuity's blonde to a redhead.
* AdaptedOut: Fans of the series may remember the team of Trevor, Sypha, Grant, and Alucard. Alucard from ''Dracula's Curse''. In this game... game Sypha gets DemotedToExtra, appearing only as Simon's mother and never being hinted as having any special ability at all. healing/defensive abilities instead of elemental magic. Grant [=DaNasty=] is briefly mentioned in a scroll foreshadowing the character can find, not actually appearing at all. events of ''[=LoS2=]''. And [[spoiler:Trevor and with Alucard are merged into a single character.]]
* AdaptationalWimp: See above with Sypha? Well, it's worse for her: She goes from a powerful sorceress that went on to empower the Belmont clan with magical power and had her own family branch that were also full of powerful magicians... to a normal woman that does not fight and [[DeathByOriginStory easily killed by Dracula's minions]], becoming Simon's MissingMom.
* AirJousting: With Dracula, Dracula in Trevor's campaign.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Bestiary explains entries you collect explain quite a bit on occasion, [[spoiler: such as how the spirit following the Belmonts around is fate personified]].
* AlluringAnglerfish: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Lady of the Crypt]]Crypt is a gigantic arthropod with a woman-shaped appendage on its forehead.]]
10th Sep '17 12:51:13 PM Aliya
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''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate'' is a 2013 action-adventure PlatformGame developed by [[VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho Mercury Steam]] and published by Creator/{{Konami}} for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and the {{interquel}} to the 2010 ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ContinuityReboot OriginsEpisode ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]]''.

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''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate'' is a 2013 action-adventure PlatformGame developed by [[VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho Mercury Steam]] Creator/MercurySteam and published by Creator/{{Konami}} for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and the {{interquel}} to the 2010 ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ContinuityReboot OriginsEpisode ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]]''.
9th Jun '17 2:13:42 AM ChrisX
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* AdaptationalWimp: See above with Sypha? Well, it's worse for her: She went from a powerful sorceress that goes on to empower the Belmont clan with magical power and has her own family branch that are also full of powerful magicians... to a normal woman that does not fight and [[DeathByOriginStory easily killed by Dracula's minions]], becoming Simon's MissingMom

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* AdaptationalWimp: See above with Sypha? Well, it's worse for her: She went goes from a powerful sorceress that goes went on to empower the Belmont clan with magical power and has had her own family branch that are were also full of powerful magicians... to a normal woman that does not fight and [[DeathByOriginStory easily killed by Dracula's minions]], becoming Simon's MissingMomMissingMom.
9th Jun '17 2:12:45 AM ChrisX
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* AdaptationalWimp: See above with Sypha? Well, it's worse for her: She went from a powerful sorceress that goes on to empower the Belmont clan with magical power and has her own family branch that are also full of powerful magicians... to a normal woman that does not fight and [[DeathByOriginStory easily killed by Dracula's minions]], becoming Simon's MissingMom
5th Jun '17 1:39:19 AM lalalei2001
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* AWizardDidIt: The explanation as to how the [[FlyingBook Tomes]] came to be.

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* AWizardDidIt: The explanation as to how the [[FlyingBook [[FlyingBooks Tomes]] came to be.
23rd Dec '16 4:06:30 PM ADrago
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* LostForever: It ''is'' possible not to get 100% on Alucard's path, if you ignore the scrolls in his OneTimeDungeon. You can get a second chance in NewGamePlus, but after that, it's over.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: It ''is'' possible not to get 100% on Alucard's path, if you ignore the scrolls in his OneTimeDungeon. You can get a second chance in NewGamePlus, but after that, it's over.
27th Nov '16 3:51:33 PM nombretomado
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''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate'' is a 2013 action-adventure PlatformGame developed by [[VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho Mercury Steam]] and published by Creator/{{Konami}} for the Nintendo3DS, and the {{interquel}} to the 2010 ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ContinuityReboot OriginsEpisode ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]]''.

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''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate'' is a 2013 action-adventure PlatformGame developed by [[VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho Mercury Steam]] and published by Creator/{{Konami}} for the Nintendo3DS, UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and the {{interquel}} to the 2010 ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ContinuityReboot OriginsEpisode ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]]''.



An HD version of the game was released for {{Xbox 360}} on October 22, 2013, and on UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 a week later. It includes a BossRush mode, online leaderboards, a more consistent framerate and redone cutscenes with lip synch (the original 3DS version had no mouth movement when characters were talking, only different expressions). A PC port of the HD version was released in March of 2014.

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An HD version of the game was released for {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} on October 22, 2013, and on UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 a week later. It includes a BossRush mode, online leaderboards, a more consistent framerate and redone cutscenes with lip synch (the original 3DS version had no mouth movement when characters were talking, only different expressions). A PC port of the HD version was released in March of 2014.
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