Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases out of nowhere

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has released, available for purchase and download right now!

Jak Connor
Published Wed, Jun 19 2019 2:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

From the producer of the legendary Castlevania series we finally have Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The title is launched and is available for purchase and download right now.

Back in 2015, we learned of a kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The campaign was more than successful, raising around 5.5 million from fans. The game which has been developed by Koji Igarashi, one of the producers of the Castlevania series and renowned godfathers of the side-scrolling vania genre. Unfortunately, the title experienced many development delays over the course of 4 years as Igarashi was searching for perfection, and now has finally launched out of nowhere.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a spiritual successor of the Castlevania series and will continue the legacy of franchise with its in-depth side-scrolling RPG action. Players will be able to experience "vast and deep gameplay" in the variety of unlocking spells, powers, character customization, crafting weapons and many upgradeables. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will launch next week on June 25th. Here is the games Steam listing.

Official features list for the game:

  • Igavania Lives On - Koji Igarashi, one of the renowned godfathers of the genre, is creating a new, modern side scrolling action RPG experience that will satisfy longtime fans of his previous work.
  • Vast and Deep Gameplay - Unlock spells and powers; find, craft and upgrade several types of weapons and special items to change Miriam's appearance; and mix and match gear and abilities to find your playstyle.
  • High-Fidelity 2.5D Graphics - Everything in Bloodstained is rendered in loving 3D detail on a 2D side scrolling environment that changes and evolves as you play.
  • Orchestral Music By Industry Legends - With music by Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil), respectively, Bloodstained's music is an unforgettable experience.
  • Iga's Biggest Castle - Bloodstained's game world map is the biggest of Koji Igarashi's entire career, giving fans of his distinct style more to explore and enjoy.
  • Multiple Characters To Choose From - Aside from the enigmatic Miriam there are secret playable characters awaiting discovery.
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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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