It’s time to catch Castlevania fever. For me, it will hopefully be better later rather than never.
As I mentioned on my personal blog, the Castlevania series is one that I never had much exposure to. Over time, I have come to respect the franchise and have a sense of the games people like and dislike, but the franchise never moved up the pecking order in my life-long backlog. It’s not because I had no interest in the series. Far from it. Super Castlevania IV is one of the only games in the series I spent much time with through my local video rental store back in the early 1990s. It remains one of my favorite “games I rented multiple times” category, and it is one I look forward to getting acquainted with again soon.
That’s because I intend to spend a chunk of my June gaming playing Castlevania games as we lead up to the debut of the animated Castlevania series on Netflix (June 7). I will say right now that these may not necessarily be full playthroughs of the games, although I will do my best to try. After looking over the expansive list of Castlevania titles in the franchise’s long-standing history, I know I will not be able to play each game. Here are some of the game sI am sure I will play at some point during the month on Twitch:
- Castlevania (NES)
- Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy)
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)
- Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
- Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis)
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation)
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA)
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
In addition, to live streaming my gameplay on Twitch, I will also attempt to share my thoughts on the games I have played on the blog. I don’t know if I’ll have any groundbreaking revelations for long-time fans of the franchise, but if you want to know what I think as someone who never got fully invested in the series has to say, I hope you will check it out.
Castlevania will be available on Netflix on July 7, 2017.