Recently, the Communication Manager for ArtPlay – Mana Ikeda – released a brand new art piece for the upcoming Bloodstained. The picture itself (below) is a great image, and certainly looks like something that Producer Koji Igarashi would include in a game.
In case you missed it, make sure to check out our Bloodstained preview from E3 this year:
I managed to beat the final boss (and the stage) without dying a single time, but I did have to pop a bunch of potions near the end of the battle. It ended up being a satisfying battle that really tested my abilities. If all of the boss fights in Bloodstained are this fun to play, and continue to have such unique attack patterns, then we’ll be in for something really special.
I came into my demo of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with some reservations about the crowdfunded title, but all of those fears melted away after I got my hands on it. This is IGA and Inti Creates doing what they do best, which is creating satisfying combat with all of the proper hooks of a Metroidvania title. I’m looking forward to seeing how the game will evolve, as I’m sure the demo only touched on the surface of what is available, but so far it’s looking extremely promising.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set for a 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Vita, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC. Previewed on PC.