Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

ArtPlay, 505 Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
89%
Critics Recommend
Based on 127 critic reviews
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 127 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJun 18, 2019
PlayStation 4Jun 18, 2019
Xbox OneJun 18, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJun 25, 2019

Developer: ArtPlay

Publisher: 505 Games

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Bloodstained is 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? A game soundtrack by genre and industry veteran Michiru Yamane, performed by a full live orchestra ensemble. 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...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Reviews

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

The wait was worth it - this spiritual successor to Castlevania is a gorgeous, accessible 2D platformer stuffed with nostalgia.

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PC Gamer

77 / 100
PC Gamer

Bloodstained: ROTN faithfully recreates the metroidvania experience of the 2000s—a feast for fans of a very specific experience; a bit too old-fashioned for anyone else.

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The wait was worth it. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a whole new castle to crash full of unexpected monsters and mysteries in the vein of classic Castlevania.

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The best Castlevania game never made and while it adds relatively little to the formula it is the best example of its use in many years.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has Been Officially Announced

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has Been Officially Announced

Artplay has announced Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, which will be released later this year

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold 1 Million Copies

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold 1 Million Copies

ArtPlay has announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold over one million copies, and has also released a roadmap for the game

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Zangetsu Is Coming to Bloodstained Later This Week

Zangetsu Is Coming to Bloodstained Later This Week

It has been announced that Zangetsu will finally be coming to Bloodstained later this week

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night E3 2017 Trailer [ESRB]

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