A new Castlevania web series has begun on StartIGN's video channel. Castlevania: Hymn of Blood debuted yesterday, and as you can see, it does have a fair amount of production value behind it.

With the recent Assassin's Creed and Half-Life fan-films, it seems that not only has the film-making process been democratized, but these fans have a firmer grasp on the source material than most major Hollywood studios.

Castlevania: Hymn of Blood  also wants you to know that it is in no way affiliated with Konami. So, legal bullet dodged. Watch the first episode and let us know what you think on Twitter.

[via Castlevania: Hymn of Blood-Episode 1]