According to a tweet from Netflix Nordic, the third season of the cartoon adaption of Castlevania will launch on the streaming service on December 1st. The TV series, which began on Netflix in July of 2017 with a 4 episode run, draws inspiration from several different games set in the Castlevania universe and draws from various corners of its lore but is based primarily on Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. The series is directed by Adi Shankar, who is also set to direct animated adaptions of Devil May Cry and Assassin’s Creed.
The story follows the vampire hunter Trevor Belmont and his allies, among them the magic-user Sypha and Dracula’s own son Alucard, who must fight their way through a dark gothic world to defeat Dracula and save the human race from his evil plans.
A series with a history that stretches from the mid-1980s uptill the present day, Castlevania, known in Japan as Akumajō Dracula, as a series first appeared in the west in 1986 with the release of Castlevania for the NES. Though it began as a series of horror-themed platforming/action titles, Castlevania would eventually incorporate RPG elements, such as leveling up, finding new equipment and exploring a large series of connected environments, beginning with Symphony of the Night in 1997. This change in gameplay would lead the series name to make up half of the Metroidvania sub-genre, which is known for featuring the types RPG-influenced gameplay and open words that Symphony of the Night and the Metroid series are well known for.
Did you watch the first two seasons of the Castlevania Netflix series and do you plan to watch the third season when it comes out on December 1st? Let us know in the comments below what you think about the games and animated series in general.