Xbox Game Pass Adds Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
The action-platforming spiritual successor to Castlevania is one of the subscription service’s latest new additions.
By Chris Morse
Not to be totally outshined by PlayStation’s State of Play event and yesterday afternoon’s release date reveal of The Last of Us Part II, Microsoft held its own little Inside Xbox livestream to put forth a few announcements of its own. Notable among the reveals is that Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, best described as a spiritual successor to Castlevania, has just arrived on Xbox Game Pass.
For the uninitiated, Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service for Xbox One and PC players that grants them unlimited access to an ever-growing library of video games. All first-party Microsoft games (Gears of War, Halo, etc.) are available on the day of release, while a rotating selection of over 100 other games are additionally available to download and play.
The service costs $9.99 per month for console users, $4.99 per month for PC gamers, or $14.99 per month for the Ultimate Game Pass, which grants access to everything on both Xbox and PC, also including a monthly subscription to Xbox Live Gold (a $9.99 per month value), among other perks.
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