New Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Footage Shows Off Fashion Options

Full Disclosure: I have financially backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter.

Inti Creates and Koji Igarashi have shown off a new update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night showcasing the various fashion options in the game.

The above video gives a look at the different hairstyles and accessories protagonist Miriam can swap out, like boots, scarves, glasses, headpieces, and more.

A new enemy, the above giant rat, was also revealed on the new Kickstarter update.

Igarashi notes the development team is in crunch time right now, meaning they’re working through the holiday to finish the game.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is on track for a release sometime in the first half of next year, across PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

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  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    please dont suck, please dont suck, please dont suck

  • I don’t think it’s going to suck, necessarily, but most of what I continue to see borders on mediocre or at least a little good.

    And I backed it and played the beta of it that they sent out. I’m pretty sure it’ll at least be somewhat solid but there’s a lot about the design choices that continue to make me think they’re either holding off until somewhat late in the development cycle to tackle it or just ignore it outright.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I love the art style so far, I just dont want it to be a slugfest like Mighty No 9

  • goodbyejojo

    i played the alpha, and its miles better than mighty no 9, the spirit of castlevania is preserved.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing


  • Mr0303

    So it has some basic customisation. Hopefully this doesn’t mean DLC.

  • iswear12

    Not something I cared about much but… I guess I’m glad the option is there?
    Alucard was stylish enough no matter what cape he wore and weapon he wielded. I guess these are okay though.

    Also was a giant rat really worth showing in an update to be proud of? They couldn’t have shown something less… generic (even if its design is a bit demonic its still a rat…)? At least it wasn’t a skeleton.

  • RichardGristle

    So far so good with this game, but while the fashion options are cool, I hope it doesn’t mean clothing DLC.

    Some things seem a little unpolished or underdeveloped, but overall I’m liking most things about it. I’m not as worried about the game as I normally would be, considering the E3 build from a couple years ago was pretty damn solid.

  • RPG

    I liked it as well. It was rough around the edges for sure, but overall I thought it was good for the state that it was in.

  • wesley


  • Ruggarell

    I enjoyed Mighty No 9

  • I’ll give IGA credit – from what I’ve played, this is probably going to be a bit better than No9’s offerings. On the whole, 9 wasn’t -really- that bad but it suffered from a lot of misconceptions and a lot of broken promises. If you take the game at face value, it’s ‘OK’ at best.

    This should do quite a bit better than that, that said. Unless there’s some game-breaking, failure-at-launch unforeseen thing that comes about.

  • 2501

    The real concern is…

    Is it gonna top Hollow Knight?

  • Lucas Vinicius

    Visually? I think not.

  • FreshSnug

    Only the Japanese can make feminine girls.

  • 2501

    That game pretty much blew IGA’s metroidvania titles out of the water.

  • Phasmatis75

    Well at least my eyes don’t hate me for making them look at this game now. Pity they abandoned the presentation art style.

  • Grampy_Bone


  • #9 has nothing on this. Do not worry.

  • No lootbox, no DLC. It will however let you unlock stuff through passwords. Possibly even with patches addons too, for free.

  • If DLC happens, it will be for free. I doubt it. Mr IGA are more about present a complete and full experience than giving you additional fees.

  • Depends on taste. Tried both Bloodstained and Hollow Knight. I am sticking with Bloodstained. If you enjoy both, that is nice.

  • 2501

    The problem i have with IGA’s metroidvania games is that they are not challenging… at all, Castlevania to me is a series that has always been about the challenge, and HK to me perfectly captures that formula with it’s limited lives system, it makes the boss fights way more exciting.