The project was mentioned in the financial report of Digital Bros., the parent company of 505 Games. So the publisher and the development studio ArtPlay have had no choice but to confirm the information: through social networks, they have announced that the metroidvania Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night receive a sequel. Right now the game is on its early stages of development, and that’s why they can’t share any more details about it. The original title is available in Spain and around the world both in PC as on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
Regarding recent reports, @505_Games and @ArtplayEN are in very early planning stages for a #Bloodstained sequel. However, current development resources are focused on completing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s upcoming content. We have a lot planned for you. pic.twitter.com/yPV0n31gBX— Bloodstained: RotN (@SwordOrWhip) June 4, 2021
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night confirm its continuation
“Regarding recent reports, 505 Games and ArtPlay are at the early stages of planning for a sequel to Bloodstained“, have indicated the creators through their official Twitter account.” However, current development resources are focusing on complete the next content of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. We have many things planned for you. “In addition to receiving a Classic Mode earlier in the year, the title also crossover with Blasphemous via a free update.
Presented as a spiritual successor to Castlevania, the title is directed by Koji Igarashi, who has been the producer of several installments of the saga. Invites us to take the role of Miriam, a young woman who will have to get rid of a curse that is about to turn her into a crystal being. Set in a gothic scene, we will have to face all kinds of creatures and improve our character until we can find a cure for our heroine.
Bloodstained was successfully funded through Kickstarter, although its launch was fraught with bugs and performance issues. Nonetheless, the developer team has not stopped supporting the title, offering all kinds of updates aimed at improving the performance of the game while adding new content. This effort has helped Miriam’s adventure to exceed one million copies sold.
The announcement of the sequel shouldn’t take us entirely by surprise: Igarashi himself pointed out in 2019 that he was interested in continuing to work on more games of the game. Bloodstained. He wants this IP to become a saga and, although 2D will continue to be the identity of the studio, Igarashi wants to create “more games within the genre but with different settings” to challenge the team. At the moment, it has not been confirmed on which platforms the sequel will be released, nor its debut date.
“Koji Igarashi returns to what he does best to offer us the true successor of Castlevania that so many years we have been waiting, “we wrote in our analysis. We also invite you to consult our complete guide tips and tricks.