The latest Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night development update includes gameplay of a new courtyard area and battle against a character named Zangestu.
Here’s creator Koji Igarashi on the new footage:
Courtyards are just as important to an IGAvania as castles, right? Maybe not? Well, this time the courtyard is a very important part of the game, and that’s why we’re sharing a look at this area.
Zangetsu is a samurai character we’ve previously announced. He resents anyone and anything tainted by demonic power. As a result, he’s hostile toward Miriam, whose existence is directly connected to the demon ritual. This is also a new stage we’re introducing for the first time.
In addition to the footage, Igarashi also shared three tracks from the game composed by veteran game music team Noisycroak:
- “The Executioners” (the track that played during the Bloodless battle in the E3 2017 demo)
- “Theme of Johannes“
- “Gears of Fortune“
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and PS Vita in the first half of 2018.
Watch the footage below.