Nintendo's E3 conference for the 3DS had some pretty cool reveals, but none were as surprising as the reveal that Castlevania's fan-favorite half-vampire swordsman Alucard would be part of the cast of the upcoming 3DS 2.5D side-scroller Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate.
According to Konami rep Dave Cox, exploration is really encouraged, and Trevor will be able to use his Combat Cross/whip to aid in platforming, along with a double jump. Combat is similar to Lords of Shadow but on a 2D plane--Trevor can use light and heavy attacks, combined with a grab attack, dark magic to increase his power, and secondary weapons for ranged attacks.
There's no word yet on the unique features that Alucard will bring to the table, but it's good to see him back. Mankind ill needs a Castlevania game without plenty of fanservice for old-schoolers. What do you think?