Castlevania: Nocturne, the sequel to Netflix’s surprise-hit Castlevania anime, premiered on the streamer final week to rave evaluations from critics and followers alike. So it’s in all probability not startling to listen to that the vampire-killing sequence has been renewed for a second season, however that received’t cease me from pumping my fist within the air anyway.
Information of Castlevania: Nocturne’s renewal got here within the type of an official trailer announcement by Netflix on Friday. Castlevania: Nocturne follows Richter Belmont, a descendant of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, as he and his fellow plucky younger allies battle in opposition to a “vampire messiah” plotting to enslave humanity and plunge the world into darkness. Be warned: The season two trailer, which is predominantly storyboards and idea artwork, incorporates spoilers for the ultimate episode of Castlevania: Nocturne season one.
Think about your self warned! Here’s the trailer:
“Because of the entire Castlevania followers previous and new for the superb response and assist,” showrunners Clive Bradley and Kevin Kolde mentioned in a press launch. “We’re excited to have the ability to convey you extra Castlevania: Nocturne and the subsequent chapter within the rise of Richter Belmont.”
Castlevania: Nocturne season two doesn’t have a launch date however its administrators, Samuel and Adam Deets, teased fans saying the wait “received’t be fairly so lengthy this time.”
In our assessment of Castlevania: Nocturne, we mentioned the present’s first season laid the groundwork for a sequence that has the potential to eclipse the greatness of its predecessor whereas elevating the bar for online game diversifications within the course of. Hopefully, the present’s second season will proceed that legacy.
Now, if you wish to speak a bit about these spoilers…
For many who don’t care about spoilers, the above trailer reveals that, sure, Alucard is again, and he’s teaming up with Richter, Maria Renard, and Annette to defeat the vampire messiah, Erzsebet Báthory, who’s nonetheless very a lot a menace on the finish of the primary season.
The season two trailer additionally provides us some fast photographs of Edouard, Mizrak, and Abbot Emmanuel, confirming that they survived the cataclysmic occasions of the ultimate episode. One specific storyboard from the trailer reveals a scene of Maria and Alucard sitting subsequent to one another. Whereas innocuous on the floor, people who’ve performed the Castlevania video games know that Maria ultimately falls in love with the ashen vampire. And actually, who can blame her?
Maybe we’ll get to see that one-sided crush play out in Castlevania: Nocturne season two alongside Richter and Annette’s budding romance.