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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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This week on NEP… it’s a big one! You get bonus content! We’ve got part two of our special feature on Nintendo in 2019!

Oni kicks it off by putting in his two cents on the controversy of Nintendo supposedly leaving console development, and how NintendoEverything’s article got misquoted. Then, Oni and Galen cover this week’s news, all the release date announcements, and they conclude their discussion and predictions of games coming out on Nintendo platforms in 2019 and beyond!

Check out Oni and Galen musing over what Nintendo games they’d love to see, what Switch hardware revisions might be in store for us, and much more!

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:

While it may not come as much of a surprise, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will not be launching this year. A new Kickstarter update reveals a new scheduled release window of 2019.

Regarding the delay, the Kickstarter post states that the extra time will be used to “raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.”

505 Games and ArtPlay have released a new story trailer for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Check out the video below.

Those who pledged $60 or more on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Kickstarter can access a new beta demo on PC. It offers “refined content and features, while previewing new enemies and NPCs and taking a deeper look at game narrative and quests.” Alchemy and crafting functionality is included, and players will be able to visit shopkeeper/exorcist Dominique to stock up on various goods.

The Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has posted a new April update, largely written by producer Koji Igarashi. Igarashi introduces the game’s quest system and provides an update on the retro mini-game.

Back when Bloodstained was funded on Kickstarter, the prequel mini-game was unlocked as a stretch goal. Now, however, “take place in a different part of the lore.”

Here’s the full rundown from Igarashi:

The team behind Bloodstained has posted a third video that introduces some of the game’s voice cast. Have a look at it below.

The team behind Bloodstained has posted another new video that introduces some of the game’s voice cast. Have a look at it below.

At SXSW last week, an hour-long panel was hosted for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. In case you missed it, we now have the full recording below.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was funded on Kickstarter way back in 2015. It’s been a long journey for creator Koji Igarashi and the rest of the team, but the game’s launch appears to be in sight.

Bloodstained’s official Twitter confirms that news regarding the release date should be shared in the March Kickstarter update. We have less than two weeks remaining in the month, so news is expected soon.


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