When it comes to video games with a gothic theme, Blasphemous and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are two of the most popular ones under this genre at the moment. So of course, a crossover between the two makes a lot of sense. Lucky for us, that’s exactly what the developers of both games are giving.
ArtPlay and 505 Games- the team behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night– and The Game Kitchen and Team17- who worked on the Blasphemous game- are coming together to bring a character from BloodStained: Ritual of the Night into the Blasphemous world. Miriam- the protagonist of Ritual of the Night– will appear in the Cvstodia in Blasphemous and the player will be tasked with helping her return to her world. The update is completely free and will be available soon- on February 18th– for Blasphemous on the PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more information on the free update, check out the official press release below.
GOTHIC CROSSOVER SEES BLOODSTAINED: RITUAL OF THE NIGHT’S MIRIAM JOIN BLASPHEMOUS IN A FREE NEW UPDATE
‘Strife and Ruin’ introduces new challenges and gameplay experiences to The Game Kitchen’s brutal action-adventure.
Tuesday, 16th February 2021 – Team17 and The Game Kitchen have teamed up with 505 Games and ArtPlay for a crossover that sees the character of Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night arrive in Cvstodia, seeking help from The Penitent One. The new mission is part of the free ‘Strife and Ruin’ update that launches on PC, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on 18th February.
Experience Strife and Ruin alongside Miriam with the new trailer:
Tasked with helping Miriam return to her world, players must complete a series of platforming challenges and collect shards to repair her portal home. Filled with traps that force the player to hone their precision platforming abilities, those who pass the test and help Miriam return to her world will have a special reward bestowed upon them.
‘Strife and Ruin’ also introduces Boss Rush Mode, which becomes available after completing the main storyline. Ramping up the challenge to new heights, the mode features courses containing a selection of bosses that players take on using any of their save files. Each run is assigned a score based on various factors, with medals available for the toughest of Penitents.
A Demake area has also been added that pays homage to classic 8-bit platformers, providing a linear experience, played inside an arcade cabinet that is hidden in a secret location on Cvstodia, with reimagined visuals to match the retro style. Core mechanics will change to suit the classic style as well, as The Penitent One strives to gather five golden skulls and defeat a new boss to reap the rewards. Continuing the retro theme, The Game Kitchen has also included several new render modes, emulating older TV effects that can be applied throughout the entire standard game.