Konami at last confirms that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the latest action adventure installment in the publisher's celebrated vampire hunting franchise, will be ready to ship to retail starting this October 5th. It's going to be one heckuva night for series fans as they put themselves in the boots of new series hero Gabriel Belmont, voiced in-game by Robert Carlyle. Gabriel will be slamming undead evil across 50 new stages, in a quest for "The God Mask" said to be able to purify the world and free his fiancee Marie (voiced by Natascha McElhone) from being trapped between life and death. And hey, even Patrick Stewart gets to join the fun!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a collaborative effort between developers MercurySteam and Kojima Productions, and hopes to take the franchise to a whole new level. Come October, fans wil be able to see for themselves if the work paid off.