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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #171: ‘Bloodstained’ and ‘Cadence of Hyrule’



While it may feel like late June was the calm before the Nintendo Switch’s storm, there were actually some decent rumblings that rolled through the eShop; this week Rick and Patrick sit down with Goomba Stomp editors Mike Worby and James Baker to find out how two of the more notable ones fared. First on the gothic chopping block is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the much-anticipated throwback to classic Castlevania from series producer Koji Igarashi. While Rick and Mike traitorously played the PS4 version and loved every second of exploring the atmospheric, labyrinthine castle, Patrick took a musket ball for the team and brings impressions of the beleaguered Switch version. While there has been plenty of discussion about that port’s noticeable downgrade (and with good reason), is there enough good game below the slightly blurry surface for Switch owners to consider a purchase? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Next, Patrick and James sing the praises of Cadence of Hyrule — but perhaps for different reasons? While James was able to find his rhythm on the way to victory, Patrick shamefully turned on Fixed Beat mode — and loved every second of it. Regardless of how you play, the fun had from this Zelda spinoff is tough to beat. If you haven’t picked it up yet, maybe we can convince you.

Before all that, however, all four make some way-too-early requests for some things we’d like to see in the just-announced sequel to Breath of the Wild. Hmm…let’s see. Dungeons, dungeons, and dungeons? Sure, let’s go with that. For all this and more on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, tune in!

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: What we want from Breath of the Wild 2
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Clip
Main Event: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Soundtrack
Cadence of Hyrule Review
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Soundtrack

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.