Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Netflix’s new Castlevania present, Nocturne, is about a whole bunch of years after the occasions of the unique collection, with a long-line descendant of heroes Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, Richter, headlining the forged. What higher option to join the Belmont Clan bloodline throughout exhibits than instantly giving the poor younger lad tragedy, violence, and monsters to cope with?

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That’s the case within the seven-minute chilly open to Nocturne, which Netflix launched right this moment as a part of its animation-focused “Drop” occasion, celebrating tomorrow’s debut of the brand new collection. The opening introduces us to 18th century Boston, the place younger Richter lives along with his mom Julia Belmont… not less than, not for lengthy, when an encounter with an previous vampiric grudge sees Richter’s life spiral into a large number of blood and tragedy.

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Nothing says “distantly associated to Famous Unhappy Vampire Hunter Trevor Belmont” fairly like watching your mother’s personal searching legacy minimize tragically brief by a shapeshifting vampiric monster, alas. However it is a nice arrange for Zahn McClarnon’s mysterious villain Olrox, who’s successfully chilling in not simply his electrifying battle with Julia, however his menacing soliloquy to the younger Richter about his revenge quest.

It’s a neat arrange for the present at massive, and instantly makes Castlevania’s lengthy listing of Belmont Clan descendants really feel tangibly private within the course of—a wise option to present simply what ties the 2 exhibits collectively thematically, even it means a complete lotta trauma for our latest little boy Belmont.

Richter’s journey continues tomorrow, September 28, when Castlevania: Nocturne begins streaming on Netflix.

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