Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Classic Mode Released
505 Games and ArtPlay have released the long-promised Classic Mode for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Originally announced during the game’s Kickstarter campaign, Classic Mode sends protagonist Miriam into an 8-bit-inspired world armed only with her sword-whip to confront Gebel across five stages and five sub-bosses. Upon completion, players are graded based on their time, score, and number of deaths, with three difficulty modes available.
In addition, the companies released the new Kingdom Crossover map. The map is part of a reciprocal collaboration with Raw Fury’s Kingdom: Two Crowns and puts the game’s world into Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. In the map, players can take on a new boss and obtain the Archer familiar shard and the Crown head equipment. Both Classic Mode and Kingdom Crossover are available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch as part of a free update.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Metroidvania produced by former Castlevania lead producer Koji Igarashi. The game was released for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2019, with iOS and Android versions released in December 2020. Those who want to read more can check out Mike Moehnke’s review of the PC version.