It’s been a long time coming—a looooong time coming—but the release of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is nearly upon us. 505 Games has announced that the much anticipated gothic horror, side-scrolling action RPG from Koji Igarashi will be released digitally for Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, June 25th. And if you’re willing to wait a few days, the retail edition will hit store shelves on June 28th.

This is all a bit behind the PS4, Xbox One and PC releases which drop a week earlier on June 18th, but does that matter? No. It does not matter. After waiting an additional year so the developers could introduce plenty of technological advancement, we can let our gaming brethren get a one week head start.

Now, if you’re unfamiliar with the game…

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set in 18th century England – a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power. Players take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity and herself, Miriam must fight through the castle while collecting, crafting and unlocking a vast array of weapons, equipment and loot to defeat the summoner Gebel and the countless minions and bosses of hell that await.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will feature:

  • Deep gameplay in which you will unlock spells and powers, find, craft and upgrade several types of weapons and special items to change Miriam’s appearance; and mix and match gear and abilities to find your playstyle.
  • High fidelity 2.5 graphics, as everything in Bloodstained is rendered in loving 3D detail on a 2D side-scrolling environment that changes and evolves as you play.
  • Orchestral music by Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil).
  • The biggest castle map of Koji Igarashi’s career, giving fans of his distinct style more to explore and enjoy.
  • Multiple characters to discover and control, in case the enigmatic Miriam is not enough.

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