Announced earlier this year, the Castlevania Animated Series has finally provided us with a glimpse into its world.

Check out its first teaser below:

The official synopsis has also been unveiled:

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval      fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan,   trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

From the look of things, it seems that the series will based around ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’ and while the teaser doesn’t give too much away, the bits of animation in it look gorgeous and we’ve got whips, skulls, blood and crosses which puts us nicely in that Castlevania vibe.

Shankar has previously stated that he hopes the series will “set the bar” for video game adaptations and this teaser leaves me hopeful that the feat can be accomplished.

The series is set to be released on July 7th with four 30 min episodes.