Confirmation that a gritty Netflix Castlevania series from Adi Shankar, Warren Ellis, and Adventure Time‘s Frederator Studios dropped in November, and now we have our first good look at it. All of the talk earlier this year formed a picture in my mind of what the series would be like, and I can say that the teaser below hints that this show will be exactly what I was hoping for. [click to continue…]

Adi Shankar, the showrunner for Netflix’s upcoming Castlevania animated series, has shared the very first glimpse of the show. This poster of Dracula’s castle has definitely ramped up our expectations—and they were already pretty high. Check out the entire poster below. [click to continue…]

Netflix quietly announced that a Castlevania series would arrive sometime this year. And that’s it. Seriously—this is the whole bit from the press release:

Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017

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With Adventure Time winding down, Frederator Studios is gearing up for a new project that will undoubtedly excite fans of classic gaming.

During and appearance on the Nickelodeon Animation podcast, Fred Seibert of Frederator noted that his team is working on an “unnamed” project “based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.” “[W]e’ve had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started,” he said. “But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.”

While he doesn’t mention Castlevania specifically, there is evidence to suggest that this is the project in question. [click to continue…]

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Sonya Belousova is a composer and pianist, and she’s pretty darn talented. She’s made videos for the Cosplay Piano series and is currently in the midst of an IndieGoGo campaign to fund a Player Piano project. She took a request from an IndieGoGo supporter for an “On the Spot” video, and in these videos, Belousova listens to music for a few seconds and creates new arrangements from it immediately.

This request was for themes from classic Nintendo games like Kid Icarus, DuckTales, and Super Mario Bros. Belousova has an amazing ear because she turns around and creates some beautiful takes on the familiar music.

Watch the video after the break and be amazed.

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3D castlevania board

When we last heard from Redditor XsimonbelmontX, he had spent months constructing a custom Fallout Monopoly game for his wife. He received so much positive feedback that he was inspired to create a board game take on Castlevania, and it’s just as amazing as his last custom build.

He included 11 unique characters, and each character has an upgrade deck of 10-15 abilities. Those abilities are randomly unlocked each time the character levels up. The story of the game follows Simon’s Quest, and it’s obvious he put a lot of work into figuring out the design and gameplay.

Read more about the game and see a gallery of photos after the break.

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Old and cheap paintings are made to be modified, and French artist Gauvain Manhattan has transformed six images he found at flea markets. He improved the art by making them pixelated and fabulous. The paintings are now masterpieces because they resemble classic games like Castlevania and Duck Hunt. In other words, they all leveled up.

See more transformations after the break.

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Three brothers from Finland spent seven years making this amazing, full-length movie called KastleVania 4 as a tribute to the Castlevania game series. They did the whole movie with Lego bricks and even added special effects and voice acting. I can’t even imagine how hard it was to stay focused and finish this film, but it was worth it because the end result is really something special.

See the film after the break…

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