Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night official logo and artwork

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Castlevania inspired action-platformer headed by Koji Igarashi, a veteran designer with quite a few Castlevania games under his belt. After the extremely successful $5,545,991 Kickstarter we have seen very little of Bloodstained, but if the recently posted gameplay trailer is any indicator I have feeling that is going to change in the near future as Bloodstained appears to be in the final stages of development.

As for the recently posted teaser trailer, you'll find it right below. It showcases pretty much everything from random running around to a full-on boss fight, so it should give you a good overview of what Bloodstained is trying to accomplish. Have a look:

I've mentioned this during the previous trailers as well, but I am not a fan of how clunky the animations feel. The art style is great, and even though the backgrounds appear a bit mediocre at times they are still interesting to look at, which only makes the stilted animations that much more jarring. Hopefully this will get fixed by the time Bloodstained reaches release because the combat seems straight up awesome, especially the whip and the way it cracks!

If you would like to learn more about Bloodstained you pretty much have to browse through the Kickstarter Updates as there is no official website or Steam page just yet. Once more information comes up I'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

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