Publisher 505 Games and developer ArtPlay has announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available beginning today digitally and at major retail stores worldwide on Nintendo Switch. All standard versions are priced at $39.99.
Bloodstained will be available for purchase on Nintendo Switch at the following dates and times:
- June 25 on Nintendo eShop (North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Korea and Southeast Asia including Hong Kong and Taiwan)
- June 25 at participating retailers in North America, Korea and SEA including Hong Kong and Taiwan
- June 27 at participating retailers in Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand
- June 28 at participating retailers in U.K., France, Italy, Germany and other European territories
In addition to the sprawling single-player story experience with alternate endings, more than a dozen DLCs will be released post-launch as free updates, including Online and Local Co-op and VS. mode, Roguelike mode, Boss Rush, Chaos mode and Nightmare Difficulty. Secret playable characters are also awaiting discovery, increasing the replay value even further.
505 Games encourages all players to connect their console to the internet before beginning Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, in order to download the most recent optimization patches. Beginning the game without the patches in place could potentially lead to loss of items when the patch is eventually installed.
About Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Conceived by the legendary Koji Igarashi, the renowned godfather of the beloved Igavania genre, and featuring music by Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a modern, side-scrolling action RPG experience that will satisfy long-time fans of Iga’s previous work, as well as entice players new to his legacy. Everything in Bloodstained is rendered in loving 3D detail on a 2D side-scrolling environment that evolves as players progress through the biggest game map of his career, giving them more to explore and enjoy.
Set in 18th century England, where a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power, players of Bloodstained take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body, enabling her to use spells, weapons, special items and abilities to tailor the game to their playstyle. To save humanity and herself, Miriam must fight through the castle while collecting, crafting and unlocking a vast array of weapons, equipment and loot to defeat the summoner Gebel and the countless minions and bosses of hell that await.
Check out the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Gameplay: