New characters to play as in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are out for revenge against the heroes that took them down.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be getting new playable characters this month, and it’s a chance for players to play the other side for a while. A few months ago Zangetsu was added as a playable character fighting for the good side, but the characters coming up for release will be some bosses from the game. Evidently, they seem keen to get onto the battlefield and take their revenge on the heroes.
Developer ArtPlay has been on a very touch-and-go schedule, understandably, when it comes to its updates and fixes for Bloodstained. Players were promised Boss Revenge mode and Chroma Wheel, although ArtPlay was not confident enough to cement a date for these new options.
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However, the latest news from the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Facebook page, posted on August 5th, assures its fans that these modes and abilities will be introduced in an update within the month. According to the post, Boss Revenge and Chroma Wheel will come out on Game Pass and EA Origin this week, and Nintendo Switch will receive its update later this month. While it’s a pity that Switch players will have to wait even longer, it may be worth the wait as the Boss Revenge mode adds four of the game’s most notorious villains to play as: Andrealphus, Bathin, Bloodless, and Gremory. The Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night website explains that each boss is armed with their own set of abilities and a unique play style. Once the player has chosen their preferred antagonist, they will be pitted against a string of heroes, namely Zangetsu, Dominique, and ultimately Miriam. After each fight is won, the player will be sent to a transition room, and then on to the next location and battle.
As mentioned, the Chroma Wheel will also be included in the next update alongside the vengeful bosses. This adds new customization options for the protagonist’s look, allowing players to choose from a much wider range of colors and apply them to hair, clothes, skin, and eyes. As well as Boss Revenge and the Chroma Wheel, Bloodstained will be seeing some changes that alter the way content is unlocked. There will soon be several modes that can be unlocked without beating the game, like a Speedrun mode and a Randomizer mode, the latter being a replacement for a rogue-like mode. The update also promises to fix the Bloodless pause crash and the timer crash for Steam, GOG, PS4, and Xbox One.
Boss Revenge sounds like an interesting concept that, hopefully, PC gamers will be seeing the first of within the week. Regretfully, Switch gamers will have to wait a little longer for the update, but when it arrives there will be a host of new characters available to play as and a chance for the villains to come out on top for a change.
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Sources: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Facebook
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