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From legendary Castlevania designer Koji Igarashi the long-awaited Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is finally available to play across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital storefronts. The spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has been in development for a number of years and sees one of the masters return to the genre he helped create - the Metroidvania.

Check out the launch trailer below which highlights the visual overhaul the game has received since gameplay footage first emerged. Plus, word from Igarashi himself confirming that all players will getting a suite of DLC updates for free.

Set in 18th century England, where a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power, players of Bloodstained take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body, enabling her to use spells, weapons, special items and abilities to tailor the game to their playstyle. To save humanity and herself, Miriam must fight through the castle while collecting, crafting and unlocking a vast array of weapons, equipment and loot to defeat the summoner Gebel and the countless minions and bosses of hell that await.

The free updates confirmed so far include Online and Local Co-op, VS. mode, Rogue-like mode, Boss Rush, Chaos mode and a new Nightmare Difficulty. Physical copies will also be available for PS4 and Xbox One tomorrow, with the Nintendo Switch release arriving next week starting from June 25.

For more on Metroidvania games be sure to check out our recent feature on the 20 Best Metroidvania Games To Play.

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