Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Release Trailer - No Longer Looks Like 'Poop'

'What is Bloodstained? A miserable little pile of poop!' Not anymore, Tripp.
Creator Koji Igarashi tackles criticisms head-on in the trailer.
Creator Koji Igarashi tackles criticisms head-on in the trailer. 505 Games

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual successor of the Castlevania series, reelased an official trailer and is set to arrive this June. Are you ready for it?

It looks like Koji Igarashi, the person behind the game and the producer of the Castlevania series, took the feedback of some fans a few years ago to heart, especiall the one from a Steam user named Tripp: “Art Style looks like poop.” The trailer that was released just recently shows the horrible feedback the game received in its development stages.

So what does Igarashi do? He doesn't just ignore it and silently fix it. He actually appears in the trailer drinking wine and breaking the glass afterwards like a badass movie star and then said, “I’ll prove them wrong.” After that, a series of clips were combined comparing the old version that was referred to as ‘poop’ and the new art style. What an actual mad lad. Props to him for taking some constructive criticism and turning it around.

Bloodstained is developed by ArtPlay, DICO, and WayForward Technologies. Publishing is being handled by 505 Games. Igarashi left Konami to pursue the interest of many fans for more games like the ones in the Castlevania series. He first brought Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to Kickstarter four years ago and racked up a total of $5,545,991. There has been quite a long delay since the game was originally set for a release two years ago.

Now, the wait is finally over because a release this actually coming this June. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a 2.5D style action-adventure game. The story revolves around an orphan named Miriam who became the subject of countless experiments by the Alchemists who took her in. The experiments soon resulted to the crystallization of her body, which then put her in a 10-year coma. Miriam wakes up to a world full of demons that arrived during her long slumber. Apparently, the crystals on her body give her both magic and the ability to summon demons. In order to free herself from the curse and stop demons from running rampant, she goes on a quest to defeat Gebel, your old friend who lost his humanity because of the crystals.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be out on June 18 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works, and releases on June 25.

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