Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases a new Beta Demo for Windows, but not for Linux. Coming to backers thanks to publisher 505 Games and independent developer ArtPlay.
So the announcement of a new beta demo release for backers of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is good news. Although this only available at the $60 USD level and above. Releasing as a digital download on Steam for Windows. So players will get a first look at the refined content and features. While previewing the new enemies and NPC’s. And a deeper look at game narrative and quests. But sadly, no Linux support, yet.
First showcased at 2018 E3 earlier this month. The demo places players on a sailing ship upon stormy seas before progressing through a village and into a dark castle setting. While introducing new characters, enemies and bosses along the way.
For the first time, players will also be able to experience alchemy and crafting. Being sure to visit shopkeeper/exorcist Dominique to stock up on various goods to aid them on their journey. A new trailer offers a look at some of the newly revealed content:
This imaginative, side-scrolling game is the latest opus from the renowned Koji Igarashi. Who is also considered the godfather of the “Igavania” genre of gothic, exploration-focused action platformers.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Story Trailer (Windows, no Linux yet)
Initially revealed on Kickstarter with a goal of $500,00 USD, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Going on to become one of the most funded games on the platform, with more than $5.5 million pledged by fans.
Set in the late 18th century England, an era when people’s lives changed dramatically. Ushering in of the Industrial Revolution. So Bloodstained tells the story of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s demonic curse. Which is slowly turning her skin to crystal.
As the curse matures, Miriam drifts into a mysterious coma. Awakening ten years later as a castle appears, and Hell is resurrected. Now, she must travel to the castle to hunt and kill its summoner, Gebel. While battling his demons as she searches for a way to stop the curse.
“E3 is one of the biggest game shows in the world, and it was a valuable experience to show off the newest content in Bloodstained and gather feedback from the industry friends and colleagues we invited to play the demo,” said Koji Igarashi, creator of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. “Now we’re ready to share the newest content and features with our great community of backers so we can source their input as well, which is immensely helpful to us as we continue on our journey toward launch.”
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is in development for Windows, Mac, Linux via Steam. And also PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. All under the lead of Koji Igarashi (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) with musical composition by Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Super Smash Bros.) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil, Mega Man).
To access the beta demo, qualified backers must simply redeem their provided download code via Steam.