Blasphemous Gets A Reveal Trailer, Will Be Published By Team17

The profane body horror 2D action platformer is set for release this year.
Blasphemous is a game where a giant blindfolded baby tears you apart like a toy.
Blasphemous is a game where a giant blindfolded baby tears you apart like a toy. Team17

Earlier this week we reported on two new game announcements coming from veteran developer/publisher Team17. Now, I must admit I’ve made the mistake of thinking that the titles would be developed by Team17, instead of published.

Well, it turns out to be the latter. Team17 just announced one of the two brand new titles, and it's a relatively old, yet very promising one - Blasphemous, a title that’s been around ever since 2017. It’s also one of the few titles I’ve been following since its inception, due to how graphical in nature it is – it’s a terrifying mix of Lovecraftian and deeply profane body horror that’s both mesmerizing and disgusting at the same time.

The developers behind Blasphemous, The Game Kitchen, announced the good news today on their recently opened Steam page. Likewise, we also got a formal Twitter announcement from Team17 that they will be handling the game’s publishing. Check out the tweet below.

It is kind of an eclectic mix – Blasphemous is something I would’ve thought of last as a possible published game coming from Team17, whose known titles consist of the Worms series, The Escapists, and Overcooked!

That said, things are looking up for The Game Kitchen, as this partnership should bring the release date for Blasphemous ever closer to a reality. It did, however, see success on Kickstarter, receiving well above the original $50,000 goal. Check out the accompanying reveal trailer for Blasphemous below to see just what the fuss is about.

Blasphemous looks absolutely gorgeous. Well, if you liked morbidly graphic stuff, that is. The pixel art is the real highlight for Blasphemous, which is what sold me on this game when it was first announced. It plays as a 2D action hack-and-slash side-scroller with some RPG elements thrown in the mix, and features epic boss battles as well.

You play as The Penitent One, a strikingly eerie figure adorned with a metal cone-shaped mask. The game is set in a place called Cvstodia, which is experiencing horrors caused by something called The Miracle – it’s hard not to see a very distinct gothic horror feel to Blasphemous, which works it to its strengths to deliver a title that’s quite hard to forget.

As of now, Blasphemous doesn’t have a release date yet, although it will be released sometime this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.

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