Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Adding New Journey-Inspired Area Next Week

The development team for the beloved Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has announced that the title is receiving a new crossover area themed around the adventure game Journey.

Releasing on August 23, 2022, players can explore a new part of the castle, The Tunnels, with Journey inspirations, except in the style of Bloodstained. The new area’s end contains a boss battle against a guardian, and defeating it rewards players with “a special Journey-inspired equippable item.”

Unlocking this new map requires players to have “freed Gebel and unlocked the Den of Behemoths,” and it will then be marked on the map. The team also explicitly states that this Journey-area is not in the Den of Behemoths itself. Map completion percentages and achievements are not affected here either, since it’s an added hidden area.

The following implementations will be provided in this update too:

  • Fixed an issue with save and warp rooms randomizing when option was set to unchanged in Randomizer
  • Fixed an issue with a timestamp error on Nintendo Switch version
  • Fixed an issue where commands displayed is not updated for the custom controller configuration.
  • General bug fixing 

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set in 18th century England where a dark force has caused a castle to appear, bringing with it powerful crystal shards. Players will assume the role of Miriam, an orphan who has been cursed by an alchemist, which slowly crystallizes her body. Miriam fights through the castle to defeat the summoner Gebel and his minions to save herself and the world. Along the way, she will be able to collect, craft, and unlock various weapons and equipment to help her on her quest.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, Google Stadia, and Mobile.

If you missed it, check out our review of the title’s initial release state back when it launched on PlayStation 4.


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