Full Disclosure: I have financially backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter.
Koji Igarashi has shared a new “Ask IGA” video update, alongside a new development update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
The new update introduces the characters Dominique Baldwin, Alfred, and Anne Knolles.
The above video update has Igarashi noting that voice actors for each character still have to be ruled out, and that the studio is “currently working on parts of the game that were available as backer rewards, such as enemy and weapon designs.”
Here ‘s a rundown on each of the new characters:
Dominique Baldwin (Age: 25)
An exorcist dispatched by the church, she supports Miriam as the shopkeeper. She speaks in a posh way, but she treats everyone kindly. While the church believes Miriam and Gebel to be demons, Dominique trusts them as human beings. In order to foil Gebel’s ambitions, she asks her old friend Johannes to summon Miriam.
Alfred (Age: 57)
Alfred is one of the alchemists responsible for the demon-summoning uproar ten years ago. He was Johannes’s mentor, and a father figure to both Johannes and Miriam, but he’s lost his former self as he heads to the castle seeking the Book of Logaeth in Gebel’s possession. Quite and intelligent, Alfred’s alchemic ability was unmatched even among his fellow alchemists.
Anne Knolles (Age: 12)
A village girl whose parents were murdered. Anne was saved by Dominique and Miriam when demons attacked her village. When Dominique is out of town, Anne looks after the shop. She is a bright and cheerful girl.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Linux, and PS Vita in the first half of 2018.