Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:04pm 03/05/19 | 1 Comments
When the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night spiritual successor from series producer Koji Igarashi hit crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2015 it quickly became one of the most successful crowdfunded games of that year. But, when the first footage began to emerge fans weren't all that impressed with the 2.5D Unreal Engine visuals. With the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night release set for June, it's sporting a revamped look with plans to not only meet but exceed expectations.
Which is definitely welcome because the last thing we want to see is for this to become a cautionary tale along the lines of Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9. With the release date set for June 18 for PC (Steam, GOG), PS4 and Xbox One - and the Switch version to follow on June 25 - the new trailer does a good job of showcasing the many visual improvements made.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 18th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle threatening the entire world. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity, and herself in the process, Miriam must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel.
In addition to the talents of Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained also features music from Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil) - in addition to promising the largest castle so far for this style of game. That is, a Metroidvania.