Metroidvania game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night gets speed run mode, more

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Photo: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the “spiritual successor” to the excellent Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, just got a big update on iOS.

The game made its debut back in 2019. It’s a Metroidvania type video game, set in 18th century England during the time of the Industrial Revolution. It started life as crowdfunding venture led by Symphony of the Night assistant director, Koji “Iga” Igarashi.

Playing virtually identically to Symphony, Bloodstained is an action-adventure gothic horror game, in which you hack and slash your way through countless supernatural baddies in classic side-scrolling fashion.

The graphics have a nice modern sheen to them, however — even if the 2D gameplay could have happily existed on a PlayStation, circa 1997.

It landed in the App Store late last year. This 4.0 update adds a plethora of nifty features, however. Specifically, it adds a boss rush mode, speed-run mode, optimized basic control support for controllers, new “IGA’s Back” DLC, and more. If you’ve not had a chance to check Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night out just yet, this is a great opportunity to hop over to the App Store and give it a much-earned download. The previous update added 60fps support, ensuring it looks better than ever.

You can download Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from the App Store for $9.99. In-app purchases are available.

Have you tried it out? What are your favorite games recently landed in the App Store? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Via: Touch Arcade