ArtPlay released Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a spiritual successor to Konami and Nintendo’s classic Castlevania and Metroid games, in 2019. According to a new corporate overview published by parent company Digital Bros, a “second version” of the game is in development, which suggests that Bloodstained fans can begin gearing up for a new sequel. Developed by former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold over one million copies since its release on Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile platforms.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 19th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity, and herself in the process, Miriam must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel.