Netflix’s Castlevania teaser trailer shows off beautiful animation

It looks like Netflix is doing a better job of taking care of the Castlevania franchise than Konami. The streaming service has released the Castlevania teaser trailer, and the animation quality so far is looking astounding. Netflix has also announced that the animated medieval fantasy will premiere on July 7th.

Castlevania is written by Warren Ellis, an author and comic book writer known for his “Extremis” story arc of Iron Man. Furthermore, the man is no stranger to the video game realm. He also co-wrote Dead Space, the third-person game that helped revitalize the survival horror genre in 2008.

Check out the Castlevania teaser trailer titled “Vengeance” below.

Fans of the franchise can expect some mature content. “It is R-rated as f***,” Shankar tells Nerd Reactor. “This is like Judge Dredd level art. If you like Dredd, you’re going to love this. Tonally it’s very similar.”

The teaser is definitely giving off some Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust vibe. (In addition, Madhouse studio worked on animating those films.) In this case with Castlevania, Adi Shankar has teamed up with Frederator Studios to help bring the animated series to life. They brought Powerhouse Animation Studios on board to work on the animation.

From Powerhouse Animation Studios’ Facebook Page:

“For the past 18 months we have been hard at work on a top secret project and we are so thrilled that we FINALLY get to share it with you all. Powerhouse Animation, along with our friends at Frederator Studios & Netflix, has been working on the brand new Netflix Original Series: CASTLEVANIA!”

Check Out the Screenshots from the Teaser

Castlevania teaser trailer

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 series written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

Castlevania’s second season is already in the works.

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