You might remember that the Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the platformer from Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi due out later this year, was the most successful video game crowdfund on the platform, raising more than $5.5 million (it's since been usurped by Shenmue 3).
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon hits PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, Switch, 3DS, and PC on May 24 for $9.99, and you can see the trailer below. Parallel to that, Koji Igarashi's Castlevania throwback is set for a release too.
Featuring aesthetics ripped straight out of the NES era, Curse of the Moon stars Zangetsu, a sword-wielding demon killer.
In the game, players will take on the role of demon slayer Zangetsu.
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While the game is retro in many ways, one way it will be adding its own twist to the formula is with the Ally system. During your journey you can meet travelers who can join your party as playable characters. Recruitment choices matter, as each character will change the difficulty of the game, and possibly affect the ending.
Inti Creates found a lot of success in its game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Backers who supported us over a certain amount will receive a code for this game.
Not only does it look old-school, but Curse of the Moon plays old-school as well with two selectable playstyles: Veteran and Casual.
"I've written at greater length but, fundamentally, it's about the "DRM-freeness is an unimportant oversight publishers might want to correct on existing purchases" philosophy underlying Steam as expressed by the lack of a "DRM-Free" indicator in Steam store pages and the Steam distribution paradigm, centered around automatic upgrades and the inability to rewind to a previous release of a game".