Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night official artwork and logo

[Update]: The roguelike game mode has now been canceled, but in its place Ritual of the Night is getting a highly customizable Randomizer mode.

While the development on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night initially seemed to be a bit troubled, things have greatly improved over the past year or so. New features ended up getting announced, the combat got significantly more polished, and perhaps most importantly of all, the often complained about artstyle received a significant makeover! 

With that in mind, I am very happy to say that the good news hasn't stopped now that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has fully released. Not only have the developers announced there will be 13 free DLCs coming in the future, but the long-rumored third character has ended up being none other than the legendary Shovel Knight!

If you're not a fan of Shovel Knight, however, worry not as the developers have also sneaked in the ability to create your very own character! I haven't played Ritual of the Night myself just yet so I'm not sure how in-depth the customization system truly is, but it's still a pretty fun inclusion and one I'm definitely in favor of! Here's what all of this looks like in gameplay terms:


You can learn more about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as well as potentially grab yourself a copy, over at the official website. Have fun!