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505 Games and developer ArtPlay have announced Classic Mode will be coming to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
As expected from a game by Castlevania‘s Koji Igarashi, the Classic Mode looks like a classic Castlevania game, complete with retro UI and the unmistakable walking-up-the-stairs animation. The new mode will be added to the game in January 2021. We will keep you posted on the game’s content as we learn more.
You can find the new teaser trailer for the update below.
Classic Mode brings back old-school gameplay as you fight through five levels of demons and challenge Gebel's deadly bosses.
— Bloodstained: RotN (@SwordOrWhip) December 23, 2020
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the FULL game experience, 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?
13 FREE DLCs via future content updates. “Speed Demon” Update containing Speed Run Mode, Boss Rush Mode and the Pure Miriam outfit available at launch!
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…
Expect a worryingly large amount of announcements and updates, everything from updating the look of this Steam page to the game in general. It’s going to be one wild ride.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available on Windows PC (via GamersGate, GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!)