In case you had forgotten, the excellent Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is still getting fresh content in the future. Following May’s release of both Zangetsu and the Randomizer mode, we now have a clear idea of what else lies in wait for 2020 with a new roadmap. With many Kickstarter stretch goals yet to be fulfilled, including a third mysterious character, this news will bring some comfort to fans of the game.
More bumps in the night
In an update, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night‘s creator Koji Igarashi and the ArtPlay team shared the good news that the game has now sold one million copies worldwide, and that calls for a celebration. Part of the festivities includes sharing with the world the tentative roadmap of 2020. Coming this June 23, players can look forward to Boss Revenge Mode and the Chroma Wheel. The former is a brand new way to play, as players will take control of one of four in-game bosses and use them to fight the heroes instead. The latter is set to add “more in-depth character customization,” with more options in color palette.
As for the rest of 2020, there are at least six more items to take note of. First up will be Chaos Mode, which is yet another boss rush mode. However, this will be a specialized one that includes randomized drops and special sub-goals that grant equipment when completed, perfect for a solo or co-op run. Together with Chaos Mode will be Versus Mode, a “tense survival mode where players compete by indirectly attacking each other.”
The third quarter will bring Classic Mode, where it is back to the old school. Experience Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night as if the gameplay were designed in the ’80s; battle your way through a series of sub-bosses across five stages and three difficulties. There will also be a special crossover that has not been revealed yet.
Lastly, in the fourth quarter, we will get another crossover event, plus the third playable character, which will not be Dominique. Of course, these are just plans for the current stage, and things will likely change as 2020 continues. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will continue to get bug fixes and improvements, and players can look forward to more surprises and even paid DLC. The adventures of Miriam are far from over, and we will keep an eye on the heroine in the future.