Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Brand-New Story Trailer

Koji Igarashi's new game cannot come soon enough.

By Chris Morse

Today marked a significant milestone for fans who have been following Koji Igarashi's upcoming project. With its Kickstarter campaign originally launching way back in May 2015, it's been a long journey watching Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night come to life. Today marked the release of the Beta Backer Demo for those individuals who pledged money to the game's development. Specifically, backers who pledged at least $60.00 were able to download a demo for the first time and that alone is a good reason to be excited, given that the game is closer than ever to an official release.

There is no specific date yet, but the team behind the game say that the announcement of a release window is coming "very soon." In the meantime, we were treated to a brand-new trailer to coincide with the release of the demo, revealing a little bit more of the game's story and, more impressively, showing off a solid chunk of the game in action. For a side-scrolling title, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is looking incredibly smooth and impressive.

Although the 8-bit retro-style bonus game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, held us over as a truly excellent trip down memory lane, we couldn't be more excited to find out when we will be able to get our hands on this one. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will eventually be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch.

Which platform will you be picking this up for? Let us know here in the comments or on social media.

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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