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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Konami

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'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' Coming to The Xbox

by Rainier on May 17, 2005 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.

Told in true Castlevania style by award winning producer Koji Igarashi, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.

“Castlevania: Curse of Darkness takes the series in a fresh new direction – complete with new heroes and villains,” says Matt Knoles, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment – America. “And with the title being available on both the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox, a much wider audience of gamers will be able to enjoy this new Castlevania adventure.”

Disillusioned with the ideals of his mentor, Hector fled Vallachia to pursue a more normal life, leaving Dracula vulnerable to the Belmonts. Now, three years after Dracula was defeated in battle, the magic power of the curse released upon his death has infected all of Europe. Fueled by revenge for the death of his girlfriend, Hector must battle his way back to the ruins of Dracula’s castle, and uncover an intricate web of deception, unaware of the sinister plan that has been orchestrated to lure him home.

Armed with the unique new abilities of Devil Forgery, gamers will be able to call upon trusty allies – “Innocent Devils” – who will help defeat a variety of powerful enemies. More than 30 evolving allies will develop unique abilities ranging from those that can open heavy doors, to those that can help Hector fly. They will aid players in conquering various enemies, avoiding perilous traps and solving challenging puzzles. Curse of Darkness will also feature stronger RPG and adventure game elements. As players progress through the game and gain experience points, their character’s strength will increase, reminiscent of the gameplay found in the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Gamers will have access to a wide range of powerful weaponry that will allow them to perform unparalleled combo attacks on the deadliest of enemies. As players progress in the game they will uncover an immersive storyline and explore beautifully rendered and expansive environments. Curse of Darkness also features an increased number of unlockable features that are sure to draw players deeper into the Castlevania universe. An entirely new musical sound track scored by Michiru Yamane rounds out this engrossing new chapter to the Castlevania series.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox in the fall. Check out the game at Konami’s E3 booth May 18 – 20 or for more information on Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, please visit http://www.konami.com/gs.


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