Good news for fans of the metroidvania genre! Developer Inti Creates and publisher 505 Games updated the Kickstarter page of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, their spiritual successor of the Castlevania series. The first part of this update is the announcement of three new characters that will join Miriam in her curse-lifting quest.
Here are their official descriptions given by the team, with artwork below:
- Dominique Baldwin: An exorcist dispatched by the church, she supports Miriam as the shopkeeper. She speaks in a posh way, but she treats everyone kindly. While the church believes Miriam and Gebel to be demons, Dominique trusts them as human beings. In order to foil Gebel’s ambitions, she asks her old friend Johannes to summon Miriam.
- Alfred: One of the alchemists responsible for the demon-summoning uproar ten years ago. He was Johannes’s mentor, and a father figure to both Johannes and Miriam, but he’s lost his former self as he heads to the castle seeking the Book of Logaeth in Gebel’s possession. Quite and intelligent, Alfred’s alchemic ability was unmatched even among his fellow alchemists.
- Anne Knolles: A village girl whose parents were murdered. Anne was saved by Dominique and Miriam when demons attacked her village. When Dominique is out of town, Anne looks after the shop. She is a bright and cheerful girl.
The second part of this Kickstarter update is a new episode of “Ask IGA”. In it, game designer & producer Koji Igarashi gives us an update on the voice acting of the characters, and on what the development team is focusing right now. Apparently, next video will feature a closer look at a new stage. That’s all for today, enjoy the video!
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is expected to be released in 2018 on Nintendo Switch (cancelled on Wii U).