Castlevania season four confirmed

If you've finished watching the third series of Castlevania you won't be surprised by this, since the show was clearly setting up a lot of things to happen in season four, but it's nice to have it confirmed anyway. Yes, Castlevania will be back next year.

Netflix's adaptation is loosely inspired by Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse, released in Japan in 1989 and available now on Steam as part of the Castlevania: Anniversary Collection. You don't need to have played any of the games to enjoy the show, which is mostly about an alcoholic vampire hunter and the many reasons you should never mess with Dracula or his family. There's a fair amount of focus on the villains and their motivations, which gives context that sets off the bumbling heroes who inevitably oppose them.

Between this and The Witcher, Netflix have done well at turning videogames into enjoyably trashy shows and I'm looking forward to more of both.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.