Netflix's Castlevania Goes Back to the '80s With Retro Poster


Netflix whet the appetites of fans with the all-too-brief teaser trailer for Castlevania, its upcoming anime series based on the classic video game, promising plenty of blood and vampires.

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Now Japanese video game magazine Famitsu has followed that first footage with a poster for the series that features the anime's yet-unnamed hero prepared to do battle with Dracula, as the latter’s castle looms on the background. Additionally, while we still don’t know who the show’s central protagonist will be, the figure in the promo is sporting the classic look of Belmont, iconic whip and all.

Castlevania poster

If you’re experiencing a pang of nostalgia, it might be because the poster pays homage to the original NES Castlevania video game box art from 1986. True to form, as with the original box art, there’s everything from Dracula’s head hanging in the background to our whip-wielding hero.

castlevania nes box art

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Here's the official description for the Netflix series:

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

As of yet, there is no official U.S. release date that has been announced. However, the Netflix LATAM trailer does indicate a July 7th release. However, it is unclear if the series will be released in the U.S. on the same day. Expect more updates as more information and trailers inevitably come in.

(via Nintendo Wire)

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