Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Adding New Playable Character ‘Not From the World of Bloodstained’

The development team for the beloved Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has shared an update post discussing the current state of upcoming content. As pointed out in their last update blog, unforeseen technical mishaps and other issues have caused unprecedented delays in delivering the game’s future content.

With these problems still occurring and there being no new expected date for upcoming content, the development team has announced that a new playable character will be coming to the title. Their origins are not from Bloodstained at all. Specifically, they “…have been working closely with a well-known partner to bring their character (and a friend) into the game.”

The entire map can be explored as this character following the acquisition of certain abilities needed for progression.

There is no provided release date or window for this character’s arrival, but an announcement will be made once more information is available.

You can view the full message from the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night development team on the game’s official website.

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

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.


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