505 Games Admits Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Sequel is in “Very Early Planning Stages”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

505 Games has admitted that they are in the “very early planning stages” of a sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

As previously reported, publisher 505 Games mentioned a second version in development of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in a Q3 financial report. While this reference was quietly removed in later versions of the report, 505 Games has now made an official statement.

“Regarding recent reports,” the game’s official Twitter stated, “@505_Games and @ArtplayEN [developer Artplay] are in very early planning stages for a #Bloodstained sequel. However, current development resources are focused on completing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s upcoming content. We have a lot planned for you.”

As E3 2021 is imminent, we may get a formal announcement during that event. However, it is also entirely likely that we will here no such news until the latest content patch for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is released.

We will keep you informed as we learn more. You can find the full rundown on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (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.


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 GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!)

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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