The Curse of Dracula will soon be upon us again! On Oct. 26, in fact. The long-awaited second season of the Netflix original Castlevania hits the streaming service later this week and we’re certainly looking forward to checking it out.
Early reviews are already in from Destructoid and Gamespot pointing to the series being longer and introducing new characters. We won’t spoil it here, but it sounds like some continuity from the later games set in the Dracula’s Curse era is coming to the series.
We won’t be bringing you an extensive Castlevania: Journey through the Years this year, because the original series is being converted into an e-book with additional content found nowhere else. While we’re busy working on that, we still plan to cover the music and a review of the second series later in the month. From what we’ve gleaned online, the season is less action-oriented and more exposition-heavy, so hopefully it maintains what we loved about the first season. You can read Nerdvana’s thoughts about season one here.
Here’s the TL; DR version — the last season was fantastic, but far too short. Castlevania III character Grant DaNasty was missing (here’s hoping he is introduced in season two).
It shall be pointed out that I am not a binge-watcher, so I’m planning on trying something new this year: Each episode will have its own accompanying article. I’m also looking forward to the soundtrack, as I thoroughly enjoyed last season’s new retrowave style music from Trevor Morris.
In the meantime, what’s your favorite Castlevania game? Mine is Portrait of Ruin for the original DS.
Would you like to see more Castlevania content here on Nerdvana or at our sister site, Nostalgia Ward? We’re busy planning some new and exciting Castlevania-related content, but we’re also old and busy, so it’s a bit slow-going. However, if you bear with us while we finish construction and development, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what we come up with. Thanks for reading!