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Due to some unspecified issues, the “Iga’s Back Pack” DLC for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been slightly delayed on all consoles. For the Switch version, it will now release on June 28. The original plan was to have it ready for launch.

This DLC for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night lets players fight the game’s creator, Koji Igarashi. Defeat him and you’ll earn the powerful Swordwhip weapon.


We previously heard that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be getting a bunch of content after launch, much of which was secured following the game’s successful Kickstarter campaign a few years ago. As part of this, Zangetsu will be playable for free after launch.

Here’s everything you need to know about Zangetsu:

Publisher 505 Games and developer ArtPlay have outlined future content plans for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

At launch, the game should be getting a day-one update. This will add Boss Rush and Speedrun mode, in addition to the Pure Miriam outfit.

More content is coming after launch, including:

505 Games has started the pre-load option for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on the Switch eShop. You can purchase the game in advance, and download the required data ahead of time. Bloodstained takes up 4.7GB of space on Switch.

505 Games also readied a new pre-order trailer today. Watch Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s new video below.

Source: Switch eShop

Best Buy has revealed an exclusive bonus for purchasing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. If you get the game at the retailer, you’ll receive the steelbook pictured above.

Bloodstained launches for Switch on June 25. You can pre-order it on Best Buy here.

505 Games and ArtPlay have finally dated the gothic horror side-scrolling action RPG Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It’ll be available on June 25 for Switch, the two companies announced.

Here’s the latest information about the game:

When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was playable at PAX East 2019, some concern came about after fans went hands-on with the Switch build. Based on what was at the event, the game just didn’t run as well as it could.

505 Games has now shed light on what happened. Switch units at the show apparently overheated, which “caused the game to drop frames and not run as smoothly as we would have liked.” The same build as well as future builds have been “much more stable when the console isn’t overheated.” Continued optimizations have also taken place.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has received new b-roll gameplay straight from 505 Games and ArtPlay. Check out the footage below for a look at The Tower of the Twin Dragons.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was finally playable on Switch at PAX East. Unfortunately, impressions haven’t been entirely positive – largely due to performance.

USgamer says Bloodstained felt “choppy and unpolished” on Switch. The site also highlighted “terrible input lag, slowdown, and an inconsistent frame rate”. You can see some footage here.

GameXplain has shared some off-screen footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from its PAX East 2019 demo. View the gameplay below.