How the ending to ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ sets up an exciting second season
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How the ending to 'Castlevania: Nocturne' sets up an exciting second season

The sequel to Castlevania, Clive Bradley’s Castlevania: Nocturne, has left fans on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting news of a potential season two. While Netflix has yet to make an official announcement, the conclusion of this latest instalment in the Castlevania saga has set the stage for an exciting future.

Set 300 years after the original four-season run of Castlevania, Nocturne introduces us to Richter Belmont, a new member of the Belmont bloodline. The story unfolds during the tumultuous era of the French Revolution, with various characters and plot elements introduced throughout the season. However, as the season comes to a close, not all the pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place.

The final moments of the animated series Castlevania: Nocturne leaves on a gripping cliffhanger as Richter, alongside Maria, Annette, and their newfound ally Mizrak, retreats from their confrontation with the formidable Vampire Messiah, Erzsebet. Erzsebet’s power has grown stronger, and the situation appears dire until a surprising ally makes a triumphant return to the series–Alucard.

Alucard will make a comeback in Castlevania: Nocturne

Alucard’s dramatic comeback at the end of the season sets the stage for the highly anticipated Castlevania: Nocturne season two, even though nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

The first season concludes with Alucard’s swift defeat of Drolta, one of Erzsebet’s formidable allies. With Erzsebet now in full control and Tera turned into a vampire while sacrificing herself to save Maria, the battle is far from over. Alucard’s return is just one of the several factors shaping the future storyline, along with Richter, who has only begun to tap into the true power of his Belmont lineage. Annette and Maria’s roles in the upcoming season remain uncertain as well. 

The return of Alucard in Castlevania: Nocturne not only promises epic showdowns with Erzsebet Báthory but also hints at a potentially villainous twist for Richter Belmont, as seen in Symphony of the Night. The dark influences that could sway Richter, such as evil priests like Shaft and vengeful vampires like Olrox, are already present in the series.

Moreover, the return of Dracula himself, a recurring event in the Castlevania universe every century, may be imminent. With 300 years having passed since his last appearance, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between good and evil.

The series’ creators have integrated elements from various Castlevania games, including Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night, and more, weaving a complex narrative that draws from the franchise’s rich lore.

Castlevania: Nocturne started streaming on Netflix on September 28th. You can watch the trailer here: