Speed running website Speed Demos Archive (SDA) yesterday posted the first speed run for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the latest iteration in the popular series.

The 29 segment run clocks in at 57:25 and is the result of a year of work by first time runner “Serris”, who started planning the run only two months after the game’s release.

Originally estimated to take almost two hours, Serris managed to cut the time almost in half through a year of constant route revision, aided by fellow SDA users.

Many speed runners have gone through the game using New Game + but Serris’ run was the first to complete a vanilla run-through.

However it is the New Game + which Serris aims to conquer next, hoping to best runner Satoryu’s 30:50 run of the game.