Nocturne” (and What You Ought to Know About It)

A screenshot from the Castlevania: Nocturne trailer showing a vampire in a masquerade mask smiling with pointed teeth visible

For anybody who nonetheless doubted, Netflix’s Castlevania anime put to mattress the notion that each one video video games diversifications are unhealthy. That sequence adopted an unlikely trio of characters—Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard—who went to warfare in opposition to Dracula and his military of vampires. Following the sequence’ success, there’s new a by-product referred to as Castlevania: Nocturne that may observe a brand new character, Richter Belmont.

Castlevania: Nocturne takes place through the French Revolution, as Vampire Queen Erzsebet Báthory colludes with the French Aristocracy. Richter’s journey is to cease Erzsebet with assist from a Caribbean sorceress Annette and magician Maria Renard. The trailer depicts Richter as a reasonably completely different protagonist than Trevor Belmont.

Castlevania: Nocturne | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix

What’s Castlevania: Nocturne based mostly on?

Castlevania: Nocture is impressed by the Castlevania online game sequence developed by Konami in 1993—particularly Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and its observe up, Symphony of the Evening. The Castlevania franchise has grow to be iconic, a lot that Richter seems in the latest Tremendous Smash Bros. sport on Nintendo Change and impressed the naming conference for a complete subgenre of motion video games.

Who’s Richter Belmont, anyway?

Richter Belmont is the descendant of well-known vampire hunters Simon Belmont and Trevor Belmont. Richter is a robust vampire hunter in his personal proper, and fought in opposition to a resurrected Dracula on a number of events. Like Trevor, who was the primary character within the first Castlevania sequence, he makes use of the well-known sacred whip of the Belmont clan.

The place and when to stream Castlevania: Nocturne

Castlevania: Nocturne premieres Sept. 28 on Netflix. All 4 seasons of the unique Castlevania sequence are at present accessible to stream on Netflix as nicely, and also you undoubtedly ought to watch them—it has gorgeous battle animation, an intriguing storyline, and at present sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch it now so that you’re prepared for Nocturne within the fall.