Today, Joe and Marc are playing the NES trilogy of Castlevania games live. To celebrate thirty years of Castlevania and the feature of this month’s cover story, join us as we play through the first games in the series.

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Starting at 4:30PM EST/1:30PM PST, we’ll play through Castlevania as Simon Belmont. Upon completion of the game, we’ll take a short break and return as Simon in Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest to gather the pieces of Dracula and reassemble the villain. Once he is defeated (again), we’ll break and return to take Trevor Belmont on a journey through Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.

Watch us via the player above or over on Twitch where you can hang out and chat with us as we play and celebrate.

UPDATE: If you were looking to watch us live, we’re sorry. It’s over. But don’t worry! We’ve archived the stream to YouTube and we’ve embedded the videos below! We did the opposite of under promise and over deliver and we did not make it past the first game.

The good news is, we had a lot of fun playing through Castlevania. We had a fun surprise ending. And this gives us a chance to play the other games in the trilogy at a later date for you to look forward to.

For now, enjoy us playing Castlevania on NES and be sure to check out the rest of our Castlevania coverage this month.

Posted by Joe Dix

Joe is the creator of The Free Cheese. He eats a lot of pizza and takes thousands of pictures of his pugs Oswald and Earl every day.


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