Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her skin.
You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.
Backed by a $5.5 million supporter on Kickstarter and 4 years in the making, this game is justifiably one of the best in graphics and game play in the action adventure platform game.

Release: 18 June 2019
Price: Switch US$39.99, (Xbox, PS4 US$49.99), Steam(US$35.99)
Engine: Unreal Engine
Developer: Inti Creates, Dico Co. Ltd, ArtPlay
Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows(Steam)
Genre: Action RPG platform
Mode: Single Player

An orphan who was taken in by an Alchemist guild and subjected to experiments that cause her to crystalize as the result of magi-crystals, crystalized demonic energy, being transplanted into her body.
The ordeal placed her in a ten year coma, awakening to find her condition temporarily halted by an alchemist named Johannes who was against the guild's act to summon demons to their world, though his treatment can be averted should Miriam assimilate too many crystal shards from defeated demons.
To prevent the outbreak of demons and end the curse while retaining her humanity, Miriam ventures into Demon Castle to confront Gebel, another of the alchemists' magi-crystal experiments who lost his humanity and summoned the demons to change the world.

Bloodstained is an exploration-focused, side-scrolling 2.5D platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements.
Koji Igarashi, the namesake of "Iga vania" style games, is leading the project, with Michiru Yamane composing the music and DICO leading the development.

Game Play
If you've played Castlevania from the NES and SNES generation.
You will find smooth and seamless metroidvania action in each stage.
The game offers lots of upgradable abilities by collecting shards that can be found across the game.
You can also get to customize the look of Miriam, however these would have to be obtained by completing certain quests.
Summoning of powerful abilities will require you to obtain the summon shards.
Some of them are passive while others allow you to summon a familiar.
To save the game, requires you to find a save room in order to do so.
Should you die before you save within the stage, all progress will be lost.
Tons of upgradeable items to enhance your stats and wide variety of weapons to choose from offers good flexibility to your fighting prowess.
There will be many secrets and surprises such as hidden chambers, customizable characters and 13 DLCs for free awaits!

Comparison Between old and final version

Game Play Video

  • Exploration: Bloodstained's story unfolds as you explore Gebel's hellish castle, a sprawling structure that features a variety of locations.
    As you explore the massive castle you'll find warp gates that will allow you to travel quickly without having to backtrack too much.
  • RPG Elements: It's not an Igavania without leveling, and Bloodstained will be no exception.
    In addition to the classic elements everyones come to expect, enemies in Bloodstained will drop a wide variety of items, materials, and magi-crystals necessary to create the items that will get you safely through Gebels castle.
  • Weapons: As you explore, fight enemies, and complete quests you will gain experience and become more powerful, acquiring a variety of weapons along the way.
  • Loot drops: Enemies will also drop materials you can use to craft new weapons and abilities using Miriam's training in alchemy.
  • Special Appearance: Play as a dark blue knight which you can switch to, he uses a spade to trust at enemies.
Date: 29-May-18