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Adi Shankar shares a look at the Castlevania animated series' castle

02.23.2017by: Cody Hamman

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I know next to zero about the CASTLEVANIA video game franchise, but I do know it's about a dude with a sword and a whip fighting monsters, and that sounds pretty badass to me. It was announced earlier this month that Netflix will be releasing "Season 1, Part 1" of a Castlevania animated series onto their streaming service sometime in 2017. I intend to watch this series when it goes online and will be relying on it to show me what Castlevania is all about.

The synopsis for the 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 Castlevania is coming to us from Frederator Studios and producer Adi Shankar, who said a couple years ago that the "super-violent mini-series" would be based on the 1990 game CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA'S CURSE. It remains to be seen if that is the case, but the game is set in 

the year 1476, when Count Dracula has started to ravage Europe with an army of monsters. The Belmont family of vampire hunters, once exiled from Wallachia, are called into action by the Church. They feared the Belmonts' "super-human" power, but with Dracula menacing to swallow Europe in darkness, they are left with no choice but to call Trevor Belmont, current wielder of the Vampire Killer Whip.

Joining Trevor Belmont in his mission to defeat Dracula are Sypha Belnades, a young sorceress with poor physical attack power but powerful elemental magic spells at her disposal; Grant Danasty, a pirate with the ability to climb on walls and change direction in mid-jump; and Alucard, Dracula's son, a dhampir with the ability to shoot fireballs and transform into a bat.

Earlier today, Shankar took to his Facebook account to share with fans some Castlevania art that gives a preview of the castle that will be featured in the animated series. That's one hell of a design.

Shankar didn't say when Castlevania will be available for viewing on Netflix, but did reiterate that it "drops 2017".

Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to the animated series?
Source: Facebook

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