Netflix has released a trailer and poster for its upcoming animated series Castlevania: Nocturne, and they’ve also announced that it will premiere on the streaming service on September 28th, 2023. This next chapter of the Castlevania story looks like it’s going to be awesome!
The description reads: “The gory and gothic adventures of the Castlevania franchise continue with an exciting new setting and their highest stakes yet. A gripping story of love and loss, Nocturne marks an evolution to the original fan-favorite Castlevania Netflix Series. Featuring a never before seen origin story of Richter Belmont (gaming icon, and one of the Franchise’s most beloved characters).”
The series is set hundreds of years after the events of the first series and it follows the character Richter, “a descendant of the Belmont family, popularized in the iconic Symphony of Night and Blood of Rondo Castlevania games.”
Richter is a descendant of vampire slayer Trevor Belmont and the mage Sypha Belnades. The story is set in 1792 and it will tell the story of his vampire-hunting adventures during the French Revolution. Richter will be joined by Maria Renard, another familiar character from the games. She is a powerful magic user with her own distant connection to the Belmont legacy. She appeared alongside Richter as a young girl in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
The series comes from creator Clive Bradley, with Kevin Kolde is serving as showrunner. Castlevania: Nocturne is being produced by Project 51 Productions with production services provided by Powerhouse Animation.
You can watch the anime’s current seasons on Netflix, and the official synopsis reads: “Inspired by the classic videogame series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. Trevor Belmont, embittered and excommunicated, finds himself drawn into a battle for the survival of Europe – a region that has brought doom upon itself by taking away the one thing its greatest monster loved.”
Watch the trailer and let us know if you’re excited about Castlevania: Nocturne.