Koji Igarashi’s gothic exploration-focused platformer done in the “Igavania/Metroidvania” style of gameplay, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is one of the most funded games on Kickstarter, raising more than 5.5 million dollars by eager fans. ArtPlay has announced that a new beta demo is available to backers of the 60 dollar USD level and above as a digital download on Steam. New characters, enemies, and bosses will appear in this demo, starting on a sailing ship and progressing through a village and a dark, foreboding castle.
Set in the late 18th century England, an era when people’s lives changed dramatically with the ushering in of the Industrial Revolution, Bloodstained tells the story of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s demonic curse, which is slowly turning her skin into crystal. As the curse matures, Miriam drifts into a mysterious coma and awakens ten years later as a castle appears, and Hell is resurrected. Now, she must travel to the castle to hunt and kill its summoner, Gebel, battling his demons as she searches for a way to stop the curse.
“E3 is one of the biggest game shows in the world, and it was a valuable experience to show off the newest content in Bloodstained and gather feedback from the industry friends and colleagues we invited to play the demo,” said Koji Igarashi, creator ofBloodstained: Ritual of the Night. “Now we’re ready to share the newest content and features with our great community of backers so we can source their input as well, which is immensely helpful to us as we continue on our journey toward launch.”