It’s been three years since Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night debuted on Kickstarter. We’ve still got a bit to wait before we get our hands on this Castlevania spiritual successor, but developer Koji Igarashi is giving us something pretty sweet in the meantime. It’s been so long you may have forgotten, but one of the Kickstarter stretch goals was for an 8-bit Bloodstained game, and it’ll soon be available.

Koji Igarashi has just officially unveiled Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon for nearly every platform, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Vita, and Steam. Curse of the Moon is developed by Inti Creates, a team that’s also helping on the main game. It’ll be available on May 24th for $9.99, and Kickstarter backers who pledged $28 or more will receive a download code for the game for free.

The gameplay looks incredibly similar to Castlevania, and it features an ally system similar to Castlevania III. You’ll be able to unlock more playable characters as you progress, which is a huge advantage as they all have their own special abilities and health. Zangetsu is the main character, but you’ll be able to unlock Miriam, Alfred, and Gebel as well.

Curse of the Moon has two difficulty settings: Veteran and Casual. The latter is much easier, removes knockback from enemy attacks, and gives the player unlimited lives. The game also features multiple endings, depending on who you choose to recruit. You can check out the trailer above and a gallery of screenshots below!

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Ben Lamoreux


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