Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Box Art
Publisher
505 Games, NetEase (iOS, Android)
Developer
ArtPlay, DICO
Platforms
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, Android,
Release Date
PS4, Xbox One, PC: June 18, 2019; Nintendo Switch: June 25, 2019; iOS, Android: December 3, 2020
Genre
Metroidvania

Game Overview:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a 2D side scrolling metroidvania action adventure platformer that is being made in the style of classic Castlevania games, and is in fact being touted as a spiritual successor to the series.

Development of the game is being headed up by Koji Igarashi, who used to be the series producer of Castlevania. Funding for the game was provided through a Kickstarter campaign, and for a time it was the most highly funded video game project on the site.

Latest Updates For Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2 is “in Very Early Planning Stages”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2 is “in Very Early Planning Stages”

Developer ArtPlay confirms that for now, the team's resources are focused on creating upcoming content for the first game.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Update Adds Classic Mode, Kingdom Crossover

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Update Adds Classic Mode, Kingdom Crossover

Traverse five stages with retro visuals or explore a new area based on Kingdom Two Crowns.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is Out Now for iOS, Android

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is Out Now for iOS, Android

The mobile port includes all previously release DLC, UI changes and Achievements.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Announced for iOS and Android

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Announced for iOS and Android

Published by NetEase Games, it launches "soon" for mobiles.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Performed Best on the Switch, Sales “Well Above” Expectations

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Performed Best on the Switch, Sales “Well Above” Expectations

Region-wise, it performed the best in North America.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Sells 1 Million Units

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Sells 1 Million Units

Boss Revenge, VS Mode, Chaos Mode, and more outlined in an updated roadmap.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Randomizer Mode, Zangetsu Now Available on Switch

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Randomizer Mode, Zangetsu Now Available on Switch

Switch users can finally remix their playthroughs and play as a new character after a brief delay.

Bloodstained Randomizer And Zangetsu Update Comes May 7 on PS4, Xbox One, And PC, Later For Switch

Bloodstained Randomizer And Zangetsu Update Comes May 7 on PS4, Xbox One, And PC, Later For Switch

More content incoming for the gothic throwback.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Roguelike Mode Cancelled, Randomizer Announced

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Roguelike Mode Cancelled, Randomizer Announced

Producer Koji Igarashi provides an update on post-launch content and modes.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch Is Now “Nearly Identical” To Other Versions

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch Is Now “Nearly Identical” To Other Versions

The developer will still continue to roll out patches.

Bloodstained’s Switch Version Gets Patch To Address Lag And Load Times

Bloodstained’s Switch Version Gets Patch To Address Lag And Load Times

The first of two major fixes that are planned.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Patches Goes Live in November

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Patches Goes Live in November

505 Games has detailed the main areas that have been improved upon.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Didn’t Expect Poor Switch Performance at Launch

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Didn’t Expect Poor Switch Performance at Launch

Director Koji Igarashi says the teams are "working hard to optimize the Switch version."

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Plans on Creating More Bloodstained Games

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Plans on Creating More Bloodstained Games

Producer Koji Igarashi sees this as the beginning of a series.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Shadow Warrior 2 Out Now for Xbox Game Pass

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Shadow Warrior 2 Out Now for Xbox Game Pass

Both titles have surprise-dropped for Xbox's subscription service.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, DiRT Rally 2.0, And More Joining Xbox Game Pass Catalog This Month

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, DiRT Rally 2.0, And More Joining Xbox Game Pass Catalog This Month

Jump Force joins the service's ever-growing library as well.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Shifts Resources To Prioritize Switch Improvements

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Shifts Resources To Prioritize Switch Improvements

Instead of several small patches, the developer now plans on releasing one large one.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Collecting Feedback for Future Cosmetics

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Developer Collecting Feedback for Future Cosmetics

ArtPlay is asking for feedback on pricing, themes, and more.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Get An Update Later This Month To Fix The Switch Version

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Get An Update Later This Month To Fix The Switch Version

The developers are targeting a mid-July release for the update.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Visuals Addressed, Improvements Incoming

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Visuals Addressed, Improvements Incoming

Instead of one large update, numerous small ones will be released to improve "different areas".

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review – Welcome Back

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review – Welcome Back

The symphony is complete, at last.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out Now, Shovel Knight Teased As Next Character

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out Now, Shovel Knight Teased As Next Character

Co-op and other free post-launch content teased in new trailer.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Take 10 or More Hours to Complete

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Take 10 or More Hours to Complete

That's including "some time to get lost," as per producer Koji Igarashi.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Under 8 GB On Xbox One

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Is Under 8 GB On Xbox One

The Castlevania-inspired title won't take up to much of your storage space.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Second Playable Character Revealed, Voiced by David Hayter

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Second Playable Character Revealed, Voiced by David Hayter

Demon hunter Zangetsu enters the battle against evil.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Post Launch Plans Include Free Modes, Characters

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Post Launch Plans Include Free Modes, Characters

Iga's Back Pack DLC also announced featuring boss fight with Koji Igarashi.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out on June 18th, Improved Visuals Revealed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out on June 18th, Improved Visuals Revealed

Watch for producer Koji Igarashi's response to feedback.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shows off Tower of the Twin Dragons

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shows off Tower of the Twin Dragons

Videos show off some new gameplay from the Castlevania spiritual successor.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night’s Newest Video Shows How Far The Game’s Graphics Have Come
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out This Summer, New Trailer Released

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Out This Summer, New Trailer Released

The spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night finally has a release window.

Shantae Studio Joins Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Development

Shantae Studio Joins Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Development

WayForward Technologies is helping to polish the game and realize Igarashi's vision.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed to 2019, PS Vita Version Cancelled

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed to 2019, PS Vita Version Cancelled

Koji Igarashi says the cancellation is "largely due to" Sony's plans to discontinue the Vita.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Preview – Coming Home

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Preview – Coming Home

A look at the backer beta demo for Koji Igarashi's next epic reveals a nostalgic yet fun new experience.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Downloaded Over 100,000 Times Already; 56% of the Downloads Come From Switch

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Downloaded Over 100,000 Times Already; 56% of the Downloads Come From Switch

The thirst for classic styled Castlevania is real.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Now Available, 8-Bit Spinoff to Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Now Available, 8-Bit Spinoff to Ritual of the Night

Xbox One version out on June 6th with all versions available today.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Announced, 8-Bit Prequel Releasing on May 24th

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Announced, 8-Bit Prequel Releasing on May 24th

The prequel to Ritual of the Night will cost only $10 for non-backers.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Receives E3 Trailer, New Boss Showcased
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Heading to Switch, Cancelled on Wii U

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Heading to Switch, Cancelled on Wii U

Director Koji Igarashi explains the shift in versions.

Bloodstained May Drop Wii U Version In Favor Of NX

Bloodstained May Drop Wii U Version In Favor Of NX

Which makes sense from a business perspective, but would still suck for Wii U fans looking forward to the game, I guess.

Bloodstained Dev Partners With Publisher 505 Games

Bloodstained Dev Partners With Publisher 505 Games

Creator thanks fans for support.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed to 2018

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed to 2018

Decision made to ensure "game is done right the first time".

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Will Have Post-Launch Content to Avoid Delays

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Will Have Post-Launch Content to Avoid Delays

Plans subject to change over time of course.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Feature Windows 10-Xbox One Cross Play

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will Feature Windows 10-Xbox One Cross Play

Plus, a new character announced.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Everything you need to know about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Could Come To The Wii U

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Could Come To The Wii U

Who better to bring a Metroidvania to Nintendo's console than ex-Metroid developers?

Castlevania Director Announces Spiritual Successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Castlevania Director Announces Spiritual Successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

You see, Konami, just how much demand there is for your brands? Do you?

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