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Brave gamers shed new light on the mysterious legends of Dracula in Curse of Darkness, 2005's cross-console chapter in Konami's long-running, horror-themed action series, Castlevania. The 3D combat game's story is set soon after the events of the NES' Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, but instead of casting players as another stalwart adventurer from the heroic Belmont line, it puts them in the role of a supernaturally powerful warrior called Hector.
Before the vampire was destroyed in Dracula's Curse, Hector served Count Dracula as one of the undead king's trusted Devil Forgemasters. In the absence of the vampire lord from this world, however, Dracula's minions turned on one another. A Forgemaster called Issac believed that Hector was responsible Dracula's death, and he arranged the murder of Hector's lover in vengeance. Now, with no lord to command him and no love to temper his fury, Hector sets out to seek some vengeance of his own.
The powers of a Devil Forgemaster allow for the magical enhancement of "Innocent Devils" — minion entities that serve their master by attacking his enemies, disarming traps, and helping to solving in-game puzzles. Hector can custom-develop his Innocent Devils with the powers and abilities that will serve him best, and these minions will offer crucial support to Hector's formidable fighting abilities. Curse of Darkness was developed by the same Konami studio that created 2003's Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide