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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been revealed, which was painted by ArtPlay’s Mana Ikeda. Get a look at the packaging image above.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night launches on Switch this summer.


505 Games and ArtPlay issued a new gameplay trailer for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Have a look at the video below.

Bloodstained details shard-crafting

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night creator Koji Igarashi took to Kickstarter this week as part of the game’s latest news update. In the new post, Igarashi went over another gameplay system: creating shards from crafting.

Here’s the full rundown:

It seems like we are finally getting close to the release of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Koji Igarashi’s spiritual successor to the Castlevania series has recently been rated by the ESRB. Usually, this means that a game is at least somewhat close to being released as a near-final build had to have been submitted to the ratings board. Bloodstained has received a “T” rating for “Blood, Partial Nudity and Violence”. Here’s the ESRB’s rating summary:

This is an action role-playing game in which players assume the role of Miriam, a cursed orphan who must battle her way through a demon-infested castle. As players traverse side-scrolling environments, they use swords, spears, pistols, and whips to battle fantastical creatures (e.g., harpies; spiked armor; demon-like birds, rodents, dogs) in melee-style combat. In one sequence, players encounter a boss character emerging from a bathtub full of blood; her magic attacks can cause blood to rain down on players and stain the walls and ceilings. Another sequence depicts an impaled corpse, with blood flowing heavily into a large fountain pool. The game also depicts a topless female boss creature (no discernible nipples).

Officially, the current release date for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a vague “2019”. In late December last year, Igarashi said that the game’s development “has reached its peak”. Hopefully, a final release date announcement isn’t too far off now.


A Switch version of the hit PC game in Terraria has been in development for quite some time – it was initially announced almost two years ago, even before the Switch’s launch. Since then, the game has been quietly pushed back several times; however, it seems like we might now actually be close to the game’s release. An official development update on the Switch version was shared on the official Terraria forums:

The team at Pipeworks is happy to announce that we’ve hit a major milestone in Switch development. Our alpha build has been submitted for review, which means major gameplay systems are in-game and ready for Re-Logic to check out. Pipeworks will be focused on our beta milestone now which means bug fixes, polish, and addressing other feedback from both 505 Games & Re-Logic.

Expect Switch livestreams, feature showcases, and other forms of content to start appearing in your feeds as we get closer to beta.

The team is thrilled at the state of our alpha build and we can’t wait to show you all the work that has been going on behind-the-scenes! It’ll be worth the wait.

A game entering its alpha version usually means that its release isn’t too far off. Hopefully we’ll hear more about Terraria’s Switch version soon.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been in the works for quite some time having been funded on Kickstarter back in 2015. After a few years of development, the project is finally coming closer towards completion.

Creator Koji Igarashi stated in a Kickstarter today that development has now “reached its peak”. Igarashi provided the following status update:

Abzu Switch launch trailer

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505 Games published the launch trailer for Abzu, which is out now on the Switch eShop. We’ve included the video below.

Abzu Switch footage

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One of the new Switch games on the eShop this week is the acclaimed title Abzu. View some footage in the video below.

Abzu will be on Switch this Thursday as a digital download. Ahead of its release, a Reddit AMA was held for the game yesterday.

One of the more interesting comments came about when asked about what it was like bringing Abzu to Switch. According to creative director Matt Nava, there were many “technical challenges” with all of the fish, fog accumulation, and more. We also learn that Room 8 worked on the port.

Abzu announced for Switch

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The award-winning inspirational aquatic journey Abzu is coming to Switch, 505 Games and Giant Squid Studios announced today. The game is actually coming very soon, with a release date set for November 29.

Here’s some information about Abzu plus a trailer: