Castlevania Season 3 Looks Like A Bloody Good Time

I have been saying for years that TV and streaming series’ are better for video game adaptations than film. Netflix’s Castlevania is a perfect example. The first season was a short experiment that proved to be incredibly popular and lead to a much longer season 2, eight episodes instead of 4. Fans love the story, the voice actors, and the animation.

Powerhouse Animation Studios, which provides the magic for this show and the upcoming Masters of the Univers: Revelations, masterfully blends western animation with anime. The show is filled with classic anime-style action scenes, bloody gore, and fine detail when needed.

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Season three looks to bring on the action with big beasties, glowing creatures, and blood. Of course there’s blood, it’s a show about Dracula. I loved the first season of the show and watched the whole season in one night just to end up very sad that there wasn’t more. Season two really solidified Castlevania as not only a great video game adaptation, but a great show all on its own.

Castlevania proves that video games can be adapted into a different form of media. Using a series format, you have time to build the world, its rules, its inhabitants, and of course develop your main and supporting characters. A two-and-a-half-hour film does not give enough time to do this. In a recent LRMornings episode (I’d share the link but can’t remember which episode) Jammer and I discussed which games would work as a movie and the best title that came up was MetroidMetroid could easily be made into a space survivor-horror film a la Alien.

Other games like Zelda, HomeworldHorizon: Zero Dawn, and God of War would all benefit from having six to eight one hour episodes to tell their story. To be honest, other than Metroid, I can’t think of a game that fits best for film. I thought once that Bioshock could, and it really could at a basic level, but even it (if you’ve played Infinite) has a deeper story that needs more time.

What do you think of the trailer for Castlevania Season Three? What games would you like to see turned into a streaming series? Let us know in the comments below!

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