Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night artwork showing off the Aurora crossover

[Update]: More good news! Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is bringing in a crossover level inspired by Journey.

In an announcement that I don't think I could've predicted even in a thousand years, the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night team has now revealed that they are adding a brand new character. The really surprising part is that instead of going with a reworked boss or an NPC from the game itself, the new character will be Aurora from Ubisoft's Child of Light!

Aurora will come armed with the Sword of Matildis and the Light Ray skill, and will also be accompanied by her loyal companion Igniculus. He will act independently of the player and will focus on both slowing down enemies and healing Aurora whenever necessary. Furthermore, as you journey throughout the game you will be able to unlock additional powers by defeating bosses and absorbing Shards, much like some of the other characters.

However, unlike the somewhat mysterious previous character Bloodless which requires you to name your save file "BLOODLESS" in all caps in order to play as her, getting Aurora will be as easy as selecting her as your character when starting a new game. So once Update 1.30 arrives this March 31st, 2022 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox, you'll be able to simply dive in into Bloodstained and check out how Aurora changes up the gameplay formula.

Have fun with Aurora, and I'll leave you with the very brief teaser trailer: