The last day of Netflix “Geek Week”Began with very welcome news. The team behind the Castlevania the anime is officially, thankfully, and wisely returning to the world of video games for another series, this time starring fan-favorite characters Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.
For those of you not in the know, Richter is a descendant of star Trevor Belmont Netflix series, as well as Simon, star of the very first Castlevania Game. (With humor, Netflix accidentally said he was Trevor and Sylpha’s son on Twitter, but corrected himself– see below.) Richter was the star of Rondo of blood, a 1993 Japanese PC Engine title that was released in the United States under the name Castlevania: Dracula X. After he was resurrected (again) in the 18 century, Dracula steals Richter’s girlfriend, Annette, so he teams up with his sister-in-law Maria Reynard to take down the vampire and his minions, as the Belmonts are used to doing.
However, Richter is also a major character in arguably the best and most popular game in the world. Castlevania series, Symphony of the night, as an antagonist. After defeating Dracula in Rondo of blood, Richter disappears for five years, ultimately presenting himself as the new lord of Dracula’s castle with plans to resurrect the vampire himself. (He’s under the spell of a dark priest.) The game follows Dracula’s half-vampire son, Alucard, star of the recently concluded movie. Castlevania anime, as he enters the castle to save or at least defeat Richter. Watching both games play out like a show could be hugely compelling.
Netflix hasn’t announced a release date or voice casting, but at least it’s good to know there’s officially more Castlevania In progress.
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