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Castlevania Successor ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of Night’ Debuts First Trailer.

[For Immediate Release, Material Taken Directly From the Press Release]

505 Games released a new trailer today for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the upcoming game from the renowned Koji Igarashi, godfather of the “Igavania” genre of gothic, exploration-focused action platformers. Bloodstained is the spiritual successor to his much-loved and highly acclaimed Castlevania series, and one of the most funded games on KickStarter of all time.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an imaginative side-scrolling RPG that takes place in 18th century England, an era when people’s lives changed dramatically with the ushering in of the Industrial Revolution. Players will take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s demonic curse, which is slowly turning her skin to 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.

New content for Bloodstained will be revealed to press by appointment only at E3 next week.

The trailer released today showcases an eerie new map, Church, with improved environments over earlier demos. It also demonstrates added skills for Miriam including Spear Throw, Resist Holy and Optimizer, as she uses new weapons including her Whip, Rapier and Katana to challenge a never-before-seen boss, Bloodless. Witness the bloody battle here:

About 505 Games: 505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Publishing highlights in premium games include PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Rocket League, Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Don’t Starve. Upcoming titles include Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. 505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)