Per its post-launch roadmap, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Evening’s subsequent large updates arrive tomorrow. The non secular successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Evening is getting its long-awaited Traditional Mode in addition to a giant crossover occasion with Kingdom: Two Crowns.
Traditional Mode is geared in direction of old-school Castlevania followers by including an 16 bit-inspired UI and 5 ranges of vintage-style gameplay, together with new boss battles. In the meantime, The Kingdom: Two Crowns crossover provides the Lifeless Lands, a brand new space to the citadel that comes straight from the kingdom-building simulator. Earlier than Miriam does that, although, she’ll have to seek out the crown first. These updates come freed from cost to Bloodstained gamers and arrive as a part of Replace Model 1.20, that are slated to hit the sport January 14 at 10 a.m. PT.
Based mostly on the sport’s roadmap, this marks the penultimate replace for the sport. The ultimate replace comes throughout This fall and can characteristic one other crossover in addition to a brand new playable character. Previous updates have added a boss revenge mode, chaos mode, extra customization choices, and even a versus mode. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see what comes subsequent. By that, I imply I need a full-blown sequel, which might be a risk given how properly the primary recreation bought (over 1,000,000 copies as of June 2020).
In case you couldn’t inform, we loved Bloodstained fairly a bit. The sport efficiently captured the very best components of Castlevania: Symphony of the Evening (not a shock given Bloodstained is helmed by SOTN mastermind, Koji Igarashi), whereas including a bevy of cool wrinkles to make it stand by itself. Take a look at our evaluate of the sport here. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Evening is obtainable for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Swap, PC, iOS and Android.