A new beta demo of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been released by publisher 505 Games and independent developer ArtPlay. The demo, first showcased at E3 this year, is for backers of the project at the $60 USD level and above.
If you backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night at the $60 USD level and above, chances are you are already playing the digitally downloadable demo on Steam for PC. The new beta demo features a ton of refined content and previews new enemies and NPCs while also giving players a deeper look at the upcoming game’s narrative and quests.
The Bloodstained: RotN beta demo “places players on a sailing ship upon stormy seas before progressing through a village and into a dark castle setting, introducing new characters, enemies and bosses along the way. For the first time, players will also be able to experience alchemy and crafting and visit shopkeeper/exorcist Dominique to stock up on various goods to aid them on their journey.”
Check out the new trailer showcasing the newly revealed content!
Bloodstained: RotN is a side-scrolling game from renowned Koji Igarashi, “the godfather of the ‘Igavania’ genre of gothic, exploration-focused action platformers.” It was revealed as a Kickstarter with a $500,00 USD goal. Fan backing allowed the project to collect more than $5.5 million in pledges.
Here’s the synopsis:
Set in the late 18th century England, an era when people’s lives changed dramatically with the ushering in of the Industrial Revolution, Bloodstained tells the story of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s demonic curse, which is slowly turning her skin to crystal. As the curse matures, Miriam drifts into a mysterious coma and awakens ten years later as a castle appears, and Hell is resurrected. Now, she must travel to the castle to hunt and kill its summoner, Gebel, battling his demons as she searches for a way to stop the curse.
“E3 is one of the biggest game shows in the world, and it was a valuable experience to show off the newest content in Bloodstained and gather feedback from the industry friends and colleagues we invited to play the demo,” said Koji Igarashi. “Now we’re ready to share the newest content and features with our great community of backers so we can source their input as well, which is immensely helpful to us as we continue on our journey toward launch.”
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is being developed for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One under the lead of Koji Igarashi (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) with musical composition by Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Super Smash Bros.) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil, Mega Man).
Having talked about this game last year, I am excited to see the final release.
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