The game is primarily played from a 2D / 2.5D perspective, although every so often the environment will open up to allow for combat in 3D space. Still, the adventure is more exploration-based than its combat-focused predecessor, so it should offer a nice balance between the modern style and the beloved "Metroidvania" style.
The big news is the opportunity to play as four characters. Though I mentioned Trevor Belmont in my previous post, the subscriber-exclusive Nintendo Power
cover I shared features Simon
Belmont, Trevor's descendant and OG Castlevania
pimp. Apparently, the story of Mirror of Fate
spans across the ages, placing you in the role of various heroes as they explore Dracula's domain, each with exclusive abilities that will open up different areas of the castle.