Blasphemous game artwork without the logo

After an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign and a fair few years in development, the highly challenging action-platformer Blasphemous has now finally made its way to both PC and consoles. It brings with it a wide-open world filled with enemies to beat up and bosses to endlessly die against, a combat system that's all about dodging blows and striking when the time is right, and as you might imagine from the name alone, plenty of gore and twisted imagery.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what sort of atmosphere Blasphemous is going for, through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's certainly a unique one:

I haven't had the time to play Blasphemous myself so I can't give you any sort of personal opinion, but so far it seems to be getting pretty good reviews across the board. The only real problem I can see is people not getting used to the slow and weighty controls, but that's likely to be a preference thing rather than an actual flaw. So if you're into the Metroidvania genre, and you're itching for a bit of a challenge, Blasphemous does appear to be well worth looking into.

Speaking of which, you can learn more about Blasphemous, as well as potentially grab yourself a copy, over at the official website. Enjoy!

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