Netflix has revealed that Castlevania: Nocturne might be out on September 28. A spin-off of its earlier Castlevania anime, it takes place in Revolutionary France. It looks as if this new collection is loosely primarily based on the game Rondo of Blood, and options Richer Belmont—a descendant of the earlier collection’ protagonists.

The animation seems to be nice, and simply as gory as that of the unique collection. The voice cast appears to be equally spectacular, together with Franka Potente (from Run Lola Run and The Bourne Id) because the villainous Erzsebet Báthory, and Nastassja Kinski (from Cat Individuals and Paris, Texas) as Tera, who mentors a bunch of vampire hunters that Richter presumably joins. It is being written by Clive Bradley (Trapped) with returning co-showrunner Kevin Kolde.

Let’s hope it is as gleefully crude as the unique collection, and takes as free a hand with the plot and characters. The “lore” of Castlevania has by no means been its robust level, nailing the aesthetic is way more essential: Hammer horror films changed into anime, with a banging soundtrack. Throw in a whip and somebody named “Belmont” and you have got all of the important substances of Castlevania.

Earlier this yr, whereas rumors circulated {that a} new Castlevania game was within the works, Konami provided the tiniest sop to followers of the collection, with Tsutomu Taniguchi saying, “Followers all the time need extra, and we do too.”