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The sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator
Last month, the parent company of the publisher of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night released a quarterly earnings report which off-handedly mentioned that the beloved title has a sequel in development.





Probably no one expected the news to be broken in such a dull way (and before the first game's years-long cycle of extra content had concluded), but the developer, ArtPlay, soon confirmed it to be true.




And just today, a survey has been released to gather fans' thoughts and suggestions for the now-known-to-exist sequel. You can find it here: https://tinyurl.com/RotNOtherDiscordSurvey

It starts off very standard, asking you to rate various aspects of the first game from 1 to 5, but gets around to more interesting points like whether you would prefer a map as large as possible or more unique areas, as well as which characters you'd like to see return and in what roles (I put down for playable Anne). There are also some spaces for write-in comments. I'm sure they could use the feedback from a group like ours.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
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madhair60

Video games
I would love this to happen

I think they went back and removed "second version in development" from the report, but that doesn't really mean anything
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I’m not startled to learn there’s a sequel in the works; the original game did well enough to get several spin-offs and cameos in a bunch of other games, and it performed very well.

Im also delighted to learn there’s a sequel in the works because Bloodstained is in the upper tier of Troid-em-ups and one of my favourite games of the last decade
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I didn’t enjoy Ritual nearly as much as the majority of people here did, and even Curse 2 was a letdown after the first one was so good. I don’t know what a sequel could do to win me back. Getting a new composer and an art style that isn’t ”Early Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade Title” would help.
 

madhair60

Video games
I didn’t enjoy Ritual nearly as much as the majority of people here did, and even Curse 2 was a letdown after the first one was so good. I don’t know what a sequel could do to win me back. Getting a new composer and an art style that isn’t ”Early Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade Title” would help.

OH FOR GOD'S SAKE WHAT IF IGA SEES THIS AND CANCELS IT
 

Poster

Just some poster
I'm interested in this.

Bloodstained didn't blow me away, but it was pretty solid, so I am down for more, whenever they get around to it.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I am definitely here for more "EEEEE... OOOOOO" action.

In all seriousness, even with the compromised Switch port, it might be the closest Iga has gotten to recapturing all the zany stuff that got stuffed into Symphony. I look forward to eventually double-dipping for a replay on a more capable platform.
 

muteKi

Women want fish fear meme
That's pretty cool. I should try getting back into the first one, but I don't think they ever did anything to tweak the PC version's performance. Ah well!
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
I was a big fan of Ritual, and I really hope the sequel maintains its wacky unpredictability and kitchen sink attitude. The Curse games are fun too, but they’re more straightlaced affairs and they don’t quite give me what I want in the same way. I will say that I’d be happy to see them drop Yamane from the roster - as much as I love her music, the whole ultranationalist angle really detracts from my enjoyment.
 
I hope they continue making the Curse and the Ritual games and feel no need to tie them together in any way. My first time through Ritual was okay, but I've enjoyed it more upon subsequent playthroughs with Zangetsu and Bloodless. I would like to see less big vacant areas like the Dragon Tower in the sequel and more "outside the castle" stuff like the ship and the train.
 

Beowulf

Son of The Answer Man
(He/Him)
Bloodstained was Symphony of the Night all over again, which was 100% EXACTLY what I wanted from it. If Bloodstained 2 is more of the same with a new castle and some new tricks/weapons/exploration items, I'm still totally sold.
 

madhair60

Video games
(I like Bloodstained better than SOTN)

(because I prefer Aria/Dawn/Portrait/Ecclesia to SOTN and Bloodstained is basically a mash up of all those games)

(SOTN is great though)
 
(I like Bloodstained better than SOTN)

(because I prefer Aria/Dawn/Portrait/Ecclesia to SOTN and Bloodstained is basically a mash up of all those games)

(SOTN is great though)
Bloodstained the ultimate form. It has the random everything of sotn that the above games missing. Only thing BS is missing is stolen repurposed sprites
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
Only thing BS is missing is stolen repurposed sprites
Yes but those sprites are the IP of health club operator and erotically violent pachislot maker Konami so IGA couldn't reuse those. But he did take that enemy behavior and used skins from the Ars Goetia instead.
 

Lance Noble Aster

did his best!
(he/him)
My big hope for a Bloodstained sequel is more unique / quirky weapons, and less weapon crafting
I'm fine with like armor and item and food crafting, but weapon crafting makes the process feel hollow
Unlike SOTN, AoS, DoS, and PoR, I'm only occasionally excited when I find a treasure in Bloodstained.
Like, I get that Bloodstained lets you play the whole game with any weapon type, and that's good, but it's not so good to give up pretty much the entire "find treasure" part of the genre. And no, crafting materials do not count as treasure, they count as a chore I have to go do later.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I guess that didn't bother me so much in the first game but I do agree that it would be nice if the sequel could strike a better balance between find neat stuff, get neat stuff from enemies, buy neat stuff and build neat stuff.
 
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