Castlevania Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night’s spiritual successor is getting its own successor, publishers 505 Games have confirmed. The side-scrolling demon whip series will continue with a sequel, though it’s currently in the early stages of planning. In the meantime, 505 say finishing everything that was planned for the first Ritual Of The Night takes priority.
The rumor of a sequel had already started to circulate thanks to the tax results presented by 505 last week. The editors have now gone and confirmed this themselves, claiming that a Bloodstained sequel is indeed the work.
“As for recent reports, 505 Games and Artplay are in the early stages of planning for a Bloodstained sequel. However, current development resources are focused on completing upcoming content for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. We have a lot planned for you. ”
I suspect that many Castlevania fans will be up for more, from the first RotN and the possible sequel. RPS’s Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night review praises its many varied environments.
“These different styles also help make Bloodstained’s larger-than-life boss fights even more memorable,” said Alyse Stanley. “Some of my favorites, like a huge coal-fueled golem fought in a high-speed train, or a two-headed dragon terrorizing you along the stairs of a tower, look more like choreographed cutscenes than encounters. Some bosses have become decidedly less beautiful after the fifth or sixth attempt, but as far as the grinding required is concerned, Bloodstained isn’t the worst offender I’ve encountered. ”
As for what’s still to come in Ritual Of The Night, the developers released a roadmap last November indicating some of the things to come in early 2021. Classic mode has caught on, although a mode Chaos and a VS mode are still presumably still on. the path.
We don’t know yet when the sequel will arrive, but hey, it does.