Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Thuso Mbedu as Anette in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

‘Castlevania’ Joins the French Revolution in ‘Nocturne’

Slaying vampires is the name of the game.

Vampires, demons, and creatures, oh my! The world of Castlevania returns with a new spinoff, Castlevania: Nocturne. Castlevania‘s anime adaptation had fans hooked for a number of reasons. If you watched the series, then you likely remember the gorgeous animation, the terrific characters, and all the gore. Castlevania is certainly not for the faint of heart as far as violence goes, and based on what we’ve seen so far, Nocturne won’t be any different.

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Here’s everything we know about Castlevania: Nocturne so far.

Does Castlevania: Nocturne have a release date?

We’ll be returning to Castlevania‘s gothic universe on September 28 on Netflix.

What’s the plot of Castlevania: Nocturne?

The spinoff is adapted from the games Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It’s also set during the 1700s, which means the French Revolution. We’re guaranteed chaos if Castlevania: Nocturne follows real-life events. Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:

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).

Is there a trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne?

The world of Castlevania is visually striking and tremendously violent. Of course, the trailer for this spinoff reflects that entirely. Throughout the trailer we see plenty of hot vampires, gory violence, and Trevor Belmont being cocky just like the Belmonts who came before him. The animation is perfection and the new characters look really cool. It’s safe to say the story will be fueled by revenge and other intense emotions for our protagonists. Meanwhile, the vampires are looking sexy and powerful during a time of great chaos. What more can we ask for?

Who’s in Castlevania: Nocturne?

Reprising their voice roles from Castlevania are Graham McTavish as Dracula, Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, and James Callis as Alucard. Nocturne also features the voices of Sophie Skelton, Emily Swallow, and Tony Amendola.

Kevin Kolde (Castlevania, Adventure Time) is the showrunner and Clive Bradley (Trapped, City of Vice) serves as creator and writer for Castlevania: Nocturne.

(featured image: Netflix)

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Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer Blerd and contributing writer for The Mary Sue. She first started writing for digital magazines in 2018 and her articles have appeared in Pink Advocate (defunct), The Gay Gaze (defunct), Dread Central and more. She primarily writes about movies, TV, and anime. Efforts to make her stop loving complex/villainous characters or horror as a genre will be futile.