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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night made its long-awaited debut on Switch today. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been without issues. Many Switch players have been taking notice of significant performance issues, which seem to be more pronounced than on other platforms.

The good news is that the team has been listening and is looking to take action as soon as possible. In a Kickstarter update, 505 Games community manager Jason Ryan said: “To address the concerns brought up by the community we are immediately shifting resources to improve performance and stability for the Switch.”

Here’s the full update from Ryan:

The Switch version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is finally available today. Curious how it compares to the PS4 version? Direct-Feed Games put the two versions side by side in the video below:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch on Nintendo Switch on June 25, but it’s already been out for a couple of days on other platforms. However, this may actually be a blessing in disguise – a game-breaking bug has been discovered in the game that’s blocking players from progressing if they download the latest patch after already having started a playthrough. Here are the full details from the game’s official Facebook page:

A new video has arrived showcasing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with developer WayForward, who assisted on the game’s development. Get a look at the video below.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has received its official launch trailer. Watch the new video from 505 Games below.

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.

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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

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