Netflix whips out Castlevania: Nocturne Divine Bloodlines main trailer

Netflix released a new full trailer for the upcoming Castlevania: Nocturne anime, highlighting the iconic Divine Bloodlines theme music.

Netflix released a new full trailer for the upcoming Castlevania: Nocturne anime, highlighting the iconic Divine Bloodlines theme music. (Images: Netflix)

Richter Belmont’s Divine Bloodlines theme music is featured in the latest primary trailer for the upcoming anime series Castlevania: Nocturne on Netflix.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed and beloved four-season anime series on Netflix is called Castlevania: Nocturne. Richter Belmont, the most recent heir to the vampire-hunting Belmont family’s legacy, will be the protagonist this time. Maria Renard and Annette, two magic-wielding French Revolutionary defenders for independence, will be joining him.

Although Castlevania: Nocturne was previously only a teaser trailer, this one has additional information and, for die-hard fans, even the game’s theme song.The trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne made its premiere on the official Netflix website and went viral on YouTube and X, the former Twitter.

The new Castlevania: Nocturne trailer is more vibrant and action-packed than the previous teaser, which had a more depressing tone. The Divine Bloodlines theme song adds to the fast-paced scenes from the upcoming horror-fantasy series.

Divine Bloodlines, widely known as Blood Relations and Overture by the Castlevania fanbase, is a composition by Akira S ji and is titled Kenkon no Ketsuzoku (roughly translated Blood Relations of Heaven and Earth). It was the original theme song for Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, a 1993 NECPCEngine game, and Castlevania: Dracula X, a SNES port that followed.

Although it was not part of the history of the original Konami games, the Castlevania: Nocturne teaser features sequences suggesting Richter Belmont will have a tragic childhood backstory.Richter Belmont’s theme can be identified in the Divine Bloodlines song by longtime fans of Konami’s Castlevania video games. But the theme is rearranged and given orchestral choruses in the new Castlevania: Nocturne teaser, which gives it a more polished cinematic look. The crescendos in the trailer’s action sequences appropriately emphasize Richter Belmont’s skills and the weapons he employs to kill enemies, especially vampires.

Additionally, there are sequences that expand on Richter Belmont’s past. It seems that Richter will have a terrible beginning in the animated series, which was not part of the storyline of the original video games. When Belmont is still a small boy, he will lose one or more of his parents to vampires, leaving him to fend for himself.

In the anime series, Maria Renard and Annette will also undergo revisions. While Annette will have a deeper skin tone and be from the Caribbean as an ex-slave who fought during the French Revolution, Maria is much older than her video game counterpart.

The latest Castlevania: Nocturne trailer also reveals additional information about the overarching story, revealing that Erzsebet B. Thory, the main adversary, is attempting to usher in a supposed Vampire Messiah. Fans of the Castlevania video games would identify this scenario as a retelling of Castlevania: Bloodlines, a Sega Genesis game (but Elizabeth Bartley was the villain in that story).

For the Netflix anime, characters like Maria Renard and Annette will also undergo substantial changes. Annette, unlike her counterpart in the video game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, will be more active and have a different heritage than Maria, who will be visibly older.One thing that’s noticeably missing from the trailer is Dracula. May he be the Messiah of the Vampires? And what happened to Alucard, Dracula’s son? Richter and Alucard’s video game past is entwined in Symphony of the Night, therefore it would be strange if the latter did not make an appearance in Castlevania: Nocturne.

About Nocturne in Castlevania:

During the French Revolution, vampire hunter prodigy Richter Belmont fights to uphold his family’s legacy and prevent the rise of a ruthless, power-hungry vampire.

Castlevania: Nocturne, which is animated by Powerhouse Animation Studios and produced by Project 51 Productions and Frederator Studios, will be available on Netflix starting on September 28, 2023.

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