Netflix’s Castlevania Is Getting a Spin-Off Series

Castlevania's Richter Belmont as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Castlevania’s Richter Belmont as he appears in Generous Smash Bros. Capable.
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The closing day of Netflix’s “Geeked Week” began with some very welcome information. The workers in the again of the Castlevania anime is formally, happily, and properly returning to the realm of the video video games for every other series, this time starring fan-common characters Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.

For these of you now not up for your Dracula-slayer lore, Richter is a descendent of Trevor Belmont, extensive identify of Netflix series, as effectively as Simon, extensive identify of the very first Castlevania game. (Humorously, Netflix by accident said he became the son of Trevor and Sylpha on Twitter, nonetheless corrected itself—look below.) Richter became the extensive identify of Rondo of Blood, a Eastern PC Engine title from 1993 which became launched in the U.S. as Castlevania: Dracula X. After he’s resurrected (over but again) in the 18th century, Dracula steals Richter’s girlfriend Annette, so he groups up with his sister-in-law Maria Reynard to understand down the vampire and his minions, as Belmonts are wont to gain.

On the opposite hand, Richter is also a predominant personality in arguably the actual and most well-most standard game in the Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night, as an antagonist. After defeating Dracula in Rondo of Blood, Richter disappears for five years, at final displaying up because the fresh lord of Dracula’s castle with plans to resurrect the vampire himself. (He’s below a miserable priest’s spell.) The game follows Dracula’s half of-vampire son Alucard, who performed a predominant role in the outdated Castlevania justify, as he enters the castle to effect—or no less than defeat—Richter. While the brand new Castlevania didn’t exactly hue straight to a explicit tale from the video games, the doable with Maria, Richter, and namely Alucard to both bridge the previous series and play out just a few of essentially the most loved video games in the franchise as a justify may maybe maybe be extremely compelling.

Netflix didn’t yelp a open date or a yelp solid, nonetheless no less than it’s fine to know there’s formally more Castlevania in the pipeline.

G/O Media may maybe maybe additionally gain a price

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