Koji Igarashi’s Kickstarter success Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night might have brought back the spirit of the classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but we retro lovers were also gifted the rather excellent Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit love letter to the earlier Castlevania titles. That game came courtesy of developer Inti Creates and a sequel has now been announced.
Introduced by none other than IGA himself during the New Game+ Expo broadcast, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is coming to Switch (and other platforms) “soon” – check out the reveal trailer above.
The veteran ‘Vania designer is supervising the story of this sequel and it will apparently bring back the ‘multiple scenario structure’ of its predecessor. Here are some details from the official PR, plus a look at the main characters:
Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the Far East who bears a deep grudge against demonkind. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn’t have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.
Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games’ many stages.
And here are a handful of screenshots to get you in the 8-bit mood:
We enjoyed the original Curse of the Moon from 2018 very much, and it’ll be interesting to see what Inti Creates and IGA can surprise us with here. The devs will be showcasing the game in the post-broadcast stream soon, so check that out to get a better look at gameplay.
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