New Music and Gameplay for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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

A new development update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been published, and it brings with it some new gameplay footage.

Featured above, the new gameplay shows off a new courtyard area, as well as a battle fought between protagonist Miriam and a mysterious new combatant: Zangestu.

Here’s a rundown on the update, via game creator and director Koji Igarashi:

Courtyards are just as important to an IGAvania as castles, right? Maybe not? Well, this time the courtyard is a very important part of the game, and that’s why we’re sharing a look at this area.

Zangetsu is a samurai character we’ve previously announced. He resents anyone and anything tainted by demonic power. As a result, he’s hostile toward Miriam, whose existence is directly connected to the demon ritual. This is also a new stage we’re introducing for the first time.

Igarashi also shared three songs from the game’s soundtrack, all done by veteran game music composition team Noisycroak:

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.

Brandon Orselli


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