Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

ArtPlay, 505 Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
88%
Critics Recommend
Based on 114 critic reviews
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Rating Summary

Based on 114 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 114 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 18, 2019
Xbox OneJun 18, 2019
PCJun 18, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJun 25, 2019

Developer: ArtPlay

Publisher: 505 Games

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Bloodstained is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG packing all of the best features you've come to know and love from the Metroidvania genre into a single, content-packed game.

Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body. In order to save herself, and indeed, all of humanity, she must battle her way through a demon-infested castle summoned by Gebel, her old friend whose body and mind has become more crystal than flesh.

WHAT'S IN THE GAME?

A game soundtrack by genre and industry veteran Michiru Yamane, performed by a full live orchestra ensemble.

Addictingly tight and satisfying gameplay alongside a rich new story in the gothic dark fantasy style of Koji Igarashi, the celebrated godfather of "Igavania" games.

Story cut scenes and NPC interactions fully voice acted by a star-studded cast, including actors like David Hayter, Ray Chase and Erica Lindbeck to name just a few. (Seriously, we have a lot of voice acting star power in this game, it's kinda nuts...)

Three playable characters, two of which have yet to be revealed...

Literally a metric ton of weapons and spells, which you can upgrade, level up and visually customize.

Beautiful 2.5D graphics: 3D models crafted with a lot of love and care on a 2D game environment. That means lots of cool tricks that "regular" 2D can't do...

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IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

The wait was worth it. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a whole new castle to crash full of unexpected monsters and mysteries in the vein of classic Castlevania.

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PC Gamer

77 / 100
PC Gamer

Bloodstained: ROTN faithfully recreates the metroidvania experience of the 2000s—a feast for fans of a very specific experience; a bit too old-fashioned for anyone else.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

The wait was worth it - this spiritual successor to Castlevania is a gorgeous, accessible 2D platformer stuffed with nostalgia.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
8 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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Recent News

Bloodstained Developers Give an Update on Highly Requested Nintendo Switch Patch - IGN

Bloodstained Developers Give an Update on Highly Requested Nintendo Switch Patch - IGN

Here's when you can expect the Nintendo Switch patch for Bloodstained: Symphony of the Night

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Bloodstained Developers Had To Prove The Game's Bosses Could Be Beaten Without Taking a Hit

Bloodstained Developers Had To Prove The Game's Bosses Could Be Beaten Without Taking a Hit

Also, you could only use a dagger.

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Solid Snake Actor David Hayter Joins Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Cast

Solid Snake Actor David Hayter Joins Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Cast

In fulfillment of a stretch goal for the game, Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter lends his voice to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night as demon hunter Zangetsu.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night adds Solid Snake man David Hayter to the cast

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night adds Solid Snake man David Hayter to the cast

Hayter will portray Zangetsu, a demon hunter with a grudge.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night DLC Details Revealed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night DLC Details Revealed

Publisher 505 Games details the post-launch content plans for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, paid downloadable content with an Igarashi boss fight.

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Bloodstained premium DLC plans announced, angering some fans

Bloodstained premium DLC plans announced, angering some fans

$9.99 DLC contains items originally promised to backers only

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Here Are Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Post-Launch DLC Plans

Here Are Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Post-Launch DLC Plans

Extensive DLC is coming to Bloodstained after its release next month, bringing several new game modes as well as co-op and versus play.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to get $10 day one DLC followed by seven free game modes

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to get $10 day one DLC followed by seven free game modes

Fight Koji Igarashi in the DLC for a powerful weapon reward.

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