Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets Online Multiplayer, a DRM-Free Option and More Concept Artwork

on June 4, 2015 12:54 PM

The Kickstarter campaign for Koji Igarashi’s gothic action platformer Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night continues to rage onwards.

The campaign has met the $3,250,000 stretch goal, unlocking asynchronous online multiplayer for the final version of the game. This will presumably allow you to enjoy the previously confirmed cooperative multiplayer with friends around the world. The latest update to the campaign page has revealed that the game will be released for PC via GOG as well as Steam, providing a DRM-free option for anyone springing for the PC version. That update also added more concept artwork for the game, with descriptions from IGA himself:

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IGA: This is Miriam shortly after waking up from the coma that had left her frozen in time. Now that time is ticking once more, the crystal in her chest begins to glow red, signaling the reactivation of the curse that threatens to overtake her body.

 

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 Enochian glyphs suppress the spread of the curse.

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 When the crystals overtake Miriam, she glows red and her magic powers spike to dangerously high levels. The crystallization on her back grows to maximum size and radiates a cross, at which point the curse becomes unstoppable. Could Miriam end up suffering the same fate as Gebel?

Miriam’s curse sounds quite interesting! It explains that whole stained glass look she has going on. Bloodstained is on track to launch in 2017.

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