Konami has sent word that the official U.S. ship date of Castlevania: Curse of Darkness for the PlayStation 2 will be Tuesday, November 1, 2005.

The newest installment in the Castlevania series delivers an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, a Devil Forgemaster who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Fueled by revenge for the murder of his girlfriend, Hector sets off to confront the evil forces of the night. Armed with the powerful skill of Devil Forgery, he must find 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.

Konami promises all new features for the game including the use of Innocent Devils (allies that will help conquer enemies), new powerful weapons, large and expansive game environments, wide variety of unique enemies and a majestic new soundtrack.

Frank < 3 Castlevania, so you can count on a review when he's done eating all of his Halloween candy.