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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

84%

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Based on 32 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 10, 2020
PCJul 10, 2020
PlayStation 4Jul 10, 2020
Xbox OneJul 10, 2020

Publisher: Inti Creates

Genres: Platformer, Puzzle, Action

Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself. Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster. Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. All characters from the original Curse of the Moon game are playable, too! Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games' many stages. Players can also create demon hunting duos in 2-player local co-op, available for the first time in the series! Work together with a friend, mix and match the strengths of two different characters, and conquer stages in tons of new and exciting ways.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Reviews

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Swapping between your heroes as you tackle different tasks is fun, but the slow action and rigid platforming belong in the past

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The classic Castlevania homage is back, and it brings Bloodstained's delightful sense of weirdness with it.

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Inti Creates could've done "more of the same" and called it a day, but the new characters lend Curse of the Moon 2 a ton of flexibility, the co-op support is commendable, and the subtle refinements can be found far and wide if you go back to play the original game after spending a weekend with the sequel.

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