Netflix Video Game Adaptation Roundup: Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, And Castlevania: Nocturne Trailers

Animated first Looks at the Capcom and Crystal Dyanmics series

Netflix has released a round of trailers for its upcoming video game adaptations, and the first is our actual first looks at the streamer’s Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, plus a new trailer for its sequel series, Castlevania: Nocturne.

Each trailer was shown off during Netflix’s first-ever animated showcase, DROP 01. Let’s dive into each one:

Devil May Cry

First up, and the one we know the least about, is Devil May Cry, a series that has been in the works for a while, but we haven’t gotten too many details on it until now. We got our first look at the Netflix series in a short trailer that features Dante in animated form in this origin story of the long-running Capcom franchise.

Boy did they translate him well as our half-devil hero is backflipping and shooting his iconic dual guns, Ebony and Ivory, with the most cocky smile fans would expect. The series is set to be an 8-episode season with Castlevania executive producer Adi Shankar serving as the showrunner. No date was listed, but Netlfix states in the trailer that Devil May Cry is “coming soon.”

“I’m honoured that Netflix and Capcom have entrusted me to shepherd the Devil May Cry franchise. [Writer] Alex Larsen and I love these characters. We are part of the fandom and vow to surpass the exceptionally high bar we set for ourselves,” Adi Shankar said in a Statement

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Our next first look is Netflix’s Tomb Raider adaptation titled Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, which will serve as the next entry in Crystal Dynamics’ reboot series that first kicked off in 2013. The series is now slated for a 2024 release and sees MCU actor Hayley Atwell take on the role of the iconic Tomb Raider.

She replaces Camilla Luddington in this continuation of Crystal Dynamics’ recent trilogy of games, at least in the animated realm. While we don’t hear any dialogue in the trailer, we get a small tease of Hayley’s Laura performance as she slowly breathes while aiming her bow and arrow at the camera.

Castlevania: Nocturne

Last but not least is Castlevania: Nocturne. While we have already gotten a look at the series, Netflix shows off a gigantic, almost eight-minute trailer showing off a younger Richter Belmont as his mother sends her son away to France. Taking place in America in 1783, as the two Bellmonts talk about the decision to leave each other, they are interrupted by a vampire named Orlox. As Richter is told to run away, his vampire-hunting mother initiates combat, and we watch more of the series’ beautifully animated combat sequences.

We get to see what happens what Trevor Belmont and Sypha Beinades’ offsprings can do over the last couple hundred years with Richter Belmont’s mother not just showing off her whipping skills in the trailer but how good she is as her late (whatever how many) great grandmother.

We also see the younger Richter show off his early magical training in a fight to help his mother, even though he should have run to the boat. The Castlevania: Nocturne trailer ending has the most Naruto revenge energy.

Castlevania: Nocturne is set to drop on Netflix tomorrow.