Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Reveals Launch Trailer With Surprise

Game publisher 505 Games and developer ArtPlay recently released a brand new launch trailer for newly launched Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night reveals a surprise

The launch trailer of the game was recently revealed by 505 Games with a tease of a secret playable character, which is the Shovel Knight. He is a popular character from another game with his name.

The game is now available on PlayStation 4.

Check out the overview below:

Conceived by the legendary Koji Igarashi, the renowned godfather of the beloved Igavania genre, and featuring music by Mirichu Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a modern, side-scrolling action RPG experience that will satisfy long-time fans of Iga’s previous work, as well as entice players new to his legacy. Everything in Bloodstained is rendered in loving 3D detail on a 2D side-scrolling environment that evolves as players progress through the biggest game map of his career, giving them more to explore and enjoy.

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.

Bloodstained will be available for purchase at the following dates and times:

Digital Releases

  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC:
    • Tuesday, June 18
      • 7 a.m. UTC (GMT) / 12:01 a.m. PDT on PlayStation Network (Europe, Korea)
      • 7 a.m. UTC (GMT) / 12:01 a.m. PDT on Xbox Games Store (North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand)
      • 13:00 UTC (GMT) / 6 a.m. PDT on Steam and GOG (North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; Steam only in all Asian territories)
      • 17:00 UTC (GMT) / 10 a.m. PDT on PlayStation Network (North America)
    • o Wednesday, June 19 on PS4 in Southeast Asia including Hong Kong and Taiwan

Physical Releases

  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:
    • Tuesday, June 18 on both consoles at participating North American and Korean retailers
    • Wednesday, June 19 on PS4 in Southeast Asia including Hong Kong and Taiwan
    • Thursday, June 20 on both consoles at participating retailers in Spain, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand
    • Friday, June 21 on both consoles at participating retailers in U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and other European territories

All standard versions of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are priced at $39.99.

In addition to the sprawling single-player story experience with alternate endings, more than a dozen DLCs will be released post-launch as free updates, including Online and Local Co-op and VS. mode, Roguelike mode, Boss Rush, Chaos mode, and Nightmare Difficulty. Secret playable characters are also awaiting discovery, increasing the replay value even further.

The Speed Demon Update, which adds optimized graphics, visuals and balance, in addition to Speed Run Mode, Boss Rush Mode, and the Pure Miriam Outfit, will be available at launch for PC and is expected later next week for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Also available today for PC is the “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC, priced at $9.99. Players who opt in will be able to fight Koji Igarashi himself as a boss in-game and once defeated, earn the powerful Swordwhip weapon. The “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC will be available for Switch on Friday, June 28. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to purchase the “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC beginning Tuesday, July 2.

Check out the launch trailer here:

Official website here.

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Christian is just your regular gaming joe who likes to get the latest gaming news scoops. He isn’t particularly picky when it comes to genres, but he really loves JRPGs, beat ‘em up games, tactical and strategy, and story driven games. He is currently addicted to card games particularly Unstable Unicorns.

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