Don’t worry, Switch fans: Your version comes next week.
It’s finally here! Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night by the legendary Koji Igarashi has arrived on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox XOne, with the Nintendo Switch edition coming next week. The godfather of the Igavania genre is back, with music by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’s own Mirichu Yamane, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a modern side-scrolling Action-RPG, that will no doubt satisfy fans of Iga’s style of gameplay. More than a dozen DLC releases are planned as free updates, including Online and Local Co-Op, as well as VS. Mode, Roguelike Mode, Boss Rush, Chaos Mode, and Nightmare Difficulty. Secret Playable Characters will also be waiting.
The Speed Demon Update, which adds optimized graphics, visuals and balance, in addition to Speed Run Mode, Boss Rush Mode, and the Pure Miriam Outfit, will be available at launch for PC and is expected later next week for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Also available today for PC is the “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC, priced at $9.99. Players who opt in will be able to fight Koji Igarashi himself as a boss in-game and once defeated, earn the powerful Swordwhip weapon. The “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC will be available for Nintendo Switch™ on Friday, June 28. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to purchase the “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC beginning Tuesday, July 2.
Set in 18th century England, where a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power, players of Bloodstained take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body, enabling her to use spells, weapons, special items and abilities to tailor the game to their playstyle. To save humanity and herself, Miriam must fight through the castle while collecting, crafting and unlocking a vast array of weapons, equipment and loot to defeat the summoner Gebel and the countless minions and bosses of hell that await.
Physical and Digital Release Information:
- PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:
o Tuesday, June 18
- 7 a.m. UTC (GMT) / 12:01 a.m. PDT on Sony PlayStation Network (Europe, Korea*)
- 7 a.m. UTC (GMT) / 12:01 a.m. PDT on Xbox Games Store (North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand)
- 13:00 UTC (GMT) / 6 a.m. PDT on Steam and GOG (NA, EU and ANZ; Steam only in all Asian territories*)
- 17:00 UTC (GMT) / 10 a.m. PDT on Sony PlayStation Network (North America)
o Wednesday, June 19 on PS4 in Southeast Asia including Hong Kong and Taiwan*
- Nintendo Switch: Tuesday, June 25 on Nintendo Game Store (NA, EU, ANZ, Korea and SEA including Hong Kong and Taiwan*)
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:
o Tuesday, June 18 on both consoles at participating North American and Korean retailers
o Wednesday, June 19 on PS4 in SEA including Hong Kong and Taiwan*
o Thursday, June 20 on both consoles at participating retailers in Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand
o Friday, June 21 on both consoles at participating retailers in U.K., France, Italy, Germany and other European territories
- Nintendo Switch:
o Tuesday, June 25 at participating retailers in North America, Korea and SEA including Hong Kong and Taiwan*
o Thursday, June 27 at participating retailers in Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand
o Friday, June 28 at participating retailers in U.K., France, Italy, Germany and other European territories
All standard versions are 39.99.