While Konami is making a Castlevania for mobile, one of the company's former producers is resurrecting the spirit of the Dracula-killing franchise in a new 8-bit-style game. Along the way, three fellow travelers will join Zangetsu, and each are playable characters. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game and also may effect the ending.
Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night still hasn't seen the light of day yet, but now we are learning that it is getting a spin-off. Consider this a promise made and promise kept, because at BitSummit, Inti Creates, one of the developers working on Bloodstained, revealed Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. It launches May 24 for $10 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Vita.
While Ritual of the Night harks back to Symphony of the Night and later Castlevania games, Curse of the Moon looks back further into the series' history for inspiration, with trippy music, a limited colour palette and a small set of animations.
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Igarashi added that this upcoming spin-off game was being developed by Inti Creates, a Japanese developer that collaborated with the Bloodstained developers on the Kickstarter.
Earlier this morning, Inti Creates and Artplay announced Castleva... ahem... If you hate reading, here's a link to the game's official website. If you backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter and pledged $28 or over you get this title for free via Fangamer. It has a lot of retro charm, and I had a great deal of fun with it.