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January 20th, 2021, 21:11
A new Kickstarter announcement for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night discusses what to expect from the now released classic mode and kingdom crossover.

Hello, Army of the Night!

Classic Mode and a new area and boss based on the hit game Kingdom: Two Crowns launched on January 14th. (Our apologies for not getting this update to you sooner). The updates are live across all platforms! Play Bloodstained in a whole new (old) way!

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Classic Mode

Miriam must once again enter the castle to confront Gebel and survive five harrowing stages and five sub-bosses that stand in her way. Armed only with a sword and whip, can she survive her journey through the demonic castle?

Classic Mode brings retro action to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with levels and gameplay inspired by the classic games of yesteryear.

In addition to your main weapon, you will be able to pick up special, limited-use abilities throughout the mode, but you can only have one at a time. When you pick up a new ability, the previous one will disappear.

As you advance though the castle, you will have to defeat the sub-bosses to advance to the next stage. Defeat them all and you will face off against Gebel himself!

When you finish Classic Mode, you'll be graded on time, score and number of deaths across three difficulty modes - be sure to efficiently use Miriam's special moves including slide, backstep and backflip.

To play it, choose "Extra Mode" from the main menu and then select "Classic Mode." The mode is available to all Ritual of the Night owners--you do not need to have completed the core game to play Classic Mode.

Kingdom Crossover

Last year we partnered with our friends atRaw Fury to transport Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's beloved characters - Miriam, Zangetsu, Gebel and Alfred - to Kingdom: Two Crowns.

Now it's time to pay it forward as both publishers team up once again to merge the worlds of Kingdom: Two Crowns and Bloodstained. The Kingdom Crossover includes a new area that captures the beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic of Kingdom.

Within the Kingdom area, you will encounter a new boss that, once defeated, will grant the new Archer Familiar Shard. This familiar will follow you throughout your adventures and attack enemies from a ranged distance. Level up the shard to get more powerful attacks!

The Kingdom Crossover will become available after you have defeated Bathin on your current save, or load an old save where you have previously defeated him. From there you will need to acquire the Crown of Creation before you will be able to locate the hidden area (it's not shown on the map).

The Crown of Creation is equipped into the head slot and is your key to the Kingdom Crossover area. It also reduces damage at the cost of gold when worn.

We're excited for you to play the new Classic Mode and to experience the Kingdom Crossover. Thank you for playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night AND for playing Kingdom: Two Crowns!
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Cool news, I had no idea classic mode was in the works. I need to fire this back up and finish it; I was about 45% done when I had to put it down a few months ago and forgot to get back to it. I've really enjoyed what I've played so far and the art style and music are right up my alley.
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The new mode is obviously an homage to the original Castlevania. Some of those levels look almost identical.
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I tried Bloodstained via the MS Gamepass thingy, and didn't last very long. The cringey childish anime squeals etc that infest many JRPGs seemed to have infected this one as well.
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Originally Posted by Shagnak View Post
I tried Bloodstained via the MS Gamepass thingy, and didn't last very long. The cringey childish anime squeals etc that infest many JRPGs seemed to have infected this one as well.
Perhaps anime and JRPGs are not your thing? Complaining about anime being anime and JRPG being JRPG is possible, but pointless.

At least it confirms why gamepass and similar services are not for me. Dont have enough time to play games I suppose I will like, no chance to find additional spare time for games that are probably not my thing.
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Looks too much like a platform game for me to enjoy. I did enjoy Castlevania back in the day, but I don't find those games appealing to me, now. I do know some folks that would love this, though!
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Perhaps anime and JRPGs are not your thing? Complaining about anime being anime and JRPG being JRPG is possible, but pointless.
Bloodstained was made by the creator of Castlevania, so a lot of people weren't expecting such a strong anime flavor. It's a valid critique if you're not a fan of anime.
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