The Nostalgia Train Roles On
Anyone who owned an NES back in the day owned a copy of Castlevania. The original game was released by Konami in 1986. Since then, there’s been 42 games released relating to the Castlevania series. Many of them are not great, but that first one is a classic. If you want a refresher on the game, or are younger than than 30 and no idea WTF I’m talking about, here’s the description from Wikipedia.
The first console title, Castlevania, released for the NES in 1986 by Konami, is a typical platform game in which the player takes the role of Simon Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters. He travels to Dracula’s demonic castle, Castlevania, and fights his way through the castle destroying Dracula himself and the castle. Belmont’s main weapon is a whip called “Vampire Killer”, while the secondary weapons are powered by Hearts, collected by attacking candles and killing monsters. Secondary weapons available are Daggers, Holy Water (Fire Bomb), Flying Axe, Stop Watch and the Cross (Boomerang).
Now that you have the backstory: Netflix is turning the game into an animated series. They’ve released a teaser trailer and it looks pretty good. The show premiers July 7.