Castlevania: Nocturne is still in development and no release dates or timelines have been shared yet. But hopefully, we will see this series later this year or early 2023. We share the sneak peek below. A descendant of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, Richter originally appeared in two of the most beloved Castlevania video games: Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. According to gaming lore, Richter is said to be the strongest vampire hunter of the Belmont bloodline. The series, initially announced last year, is set during the French Revolution, several hundred years after the conclusion of the original show’s fourth season.
Although we hear various voices throughout the trailer, we are only allowed a brief glimpse of the series’ protagonist. Wearing his blue uniform and wielding his family’s signature weapon, the holy whip known as the Vampire Killer, Richter looks ready to slay any and all monsters that stand in his way. The show is currently in production, with no release date.
Initially a video game franchise, Castlevania is a gothic horror action-adventure game about Dracula created and developed by Konami. The games take place primarily in the castle of Count Dracula, the main antagonist of the Belmont clan of vampire hunters. Debuting in 1986, Castlevania has seen various iterations and changes to the formula over the last 35 years. Most of their games are side-scrolling action platformers, which became so popular that they spawned their own genre, called Metroidvania. Castlevania is one of Konami’s most successful and prominent franchises, with several entries ranked among the best video games ever made.
In 2017, Netflix adapted the franchise into a television series. The dark fantasy animated show was produced by Kevin Kolde and Frederator Studios’ Frederator Studios’ Fred Seibert.
The show ran for four seasons, becoming one of the most acclaimed video game adaptations of all time. However, the series was forced to come to an end after creator Warren Ellis came under intense scrutiny for his treatment of women. Nocturne will be under new management to avoid the controversy of the previous series, with Castlevania producer Kevin Kolde now fronting the show.