Bloodstained gets an 8-bit homage to the original Castlevania next week

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The 8-bit retro-style action game was developed by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit game made as a spin-off tie-in to the world and characters of the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the night, similar to how developer Inti Creates also made the game Mighty Gunvolt as a companion piece to Mighty No. 9.

As opposed to Ritual of the Night, Curse of the Moon is an attempt to replicate older Castlevania titles, harkening back to NES classics like Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.


You play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer who bears a deep grudge and must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.

Inti Creates has announced a new tale in the Bloodstained series Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. For those who aren't familiar with the original Castlevania games, that means precision jumps, lots of enemies, and more than a few annoying bosses.

A price-point for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon hasn't yet been revealed. Veteran difficulty increases enemy damage and causes knock back with each enemy attack, whereas Casual doesn't feature the knock back and gives players unlimited lives. Of special note is the way the game will seemingly utilize its multiple characters. What game exists in this bad timeline of ours, that can sate our thirst for whips, Adamantium-hard levels and an army of supernatural threats to vanquish? It launches May 24 for $10 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Vita.

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