Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Embraces its Castlevania Roots

This retro game is the perfect way to pass the time while waiting for Koji Igarashi's next title.

By Chris Morse

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, it became obvious that the demand for quality "IGAVANIA" titles was still alive and well. For those unfamiliar with what we're talking about here, it's the kind of side scrolling action-meets-RPG popularized by Koji Igarashi and the Castlevania franchise. As the crowdfunding effort for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night pushed past its many stretch goals, one very interesting reward became unlocked.

That reward is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit retro horror game very much in the same vein as classic Castlevania. This game was developed by Inti Creates in collaboration with the Iga team and will be available for digital download on May 24th! Everybody who supported the Kickstarter campaign will receive a download code for this title, but for the rest of us, it will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, and Vita at the price of $9.99.

Based on the excellent trailer above, this will certainly be a must pick-up for some of us here at Dead Entertainment. This author is going for the Nintendo Switch version, hands down. Which platform will you be grabbing yours on? Let us know in the comments!


About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo