Conceived by the legendary Koji Igarashi, the renowned godfather of the beloved Igavania genre, and featuring music by Mirichu Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and Ippo Yamada (Resident Evil), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a modern, side-scrolling action RPG experience that will satisfy long-time fans of Iga’s previous work, as well as entice players new to his legacy. Everything in Bloodstained is rendered in 3D on a 2D side-scrolling environment that evolves as players progress through the biggest game map of his career, giving them more to explore and enjoy.
Set in 18th century England, where a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power, players of Bloodstained take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body, enabling her to use spells, weapons, special items and abilities to tailor the game to their playstyle. To save humanity and herself, Miriam must fight through the castle while collecting, crafting and unlocking a vast array of weapons, equipment and loot to defeat the summoner Gebel and the countless minions and bosses of hell that await.
In addition to the sprawling single-player story experience with alternate endings, more than a dozen DLCs will be released post-launch as free updates, including Online and Local Co-op and VS. mode, Roguelike mode, Boss Rush, Chaos mode and Nightmare Difficulty. Secret playable characters are also awaiting discovery, increasing the replay value even further.
The standard version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set at a recommended price of R599.
DemonsAreCrazy hits PC
The action-packed, atmospheric MOBA for PC has left Early Access and is now available as a full Steam release.
DemonsAreCrazy boasts a stunning rendition of Hell, with top-notch character designs, elaborate environments, and multiple gameplay styles to choose. It has players kill mobs and defeat demonic bosses in the “Seven Sins” Player Versus Player (PvP) arenas, specialty Player Versus Everyone (PvE) events, and several boss-hunt campaigns.
In DemonsAreCrazy, the underworld has been ruled by Satan for eons, but Lord Satan goes AWOL and is immediately presumed dead by his demonic cadre. Lord Judge (his second in command) then decides that the underworld must hold its first-ever free elections to choose a new leader – a new Satan. In this election, whoever commits the most outrageous, destructive offences wins, because in Hell, the biggest, baddest demon will rise through the ranks and claim the throne.
To celebrate the launch, both Early Access veterans and newcomers can get their hands on special armour: “BetaCoats” for beta testers with a ranking of 6 or higher and exclusive “Outlaw Coats” for new players – available for a very limited time in the event shop.
Additionally, extremely rare “animas” (equipment) will be awarded to the top 100 players each week as a PvP ranking reward. This special event will end in two weeks, so hurry up!
- Explore a stunningly detailed rendition of Hell.
- Experience an intense, action-packed MOBA with FPS, hack-and-slash, and MMO gameplay choices.
- Build up your political party with 18 playable “Starter Demons” who have customisable skills and equipment.
- Try your hand at different game modes – including the “Seven Sins” PvP arenas, specialty PvE events, and boss hunt campaigns.
DemonsAreCrazy is now available on Steam. The game is free to download and play – and it includes in-game purchases and downloadable content.
Citadel: Forged With Fire shows its creatures
A new trailer for the game has been released, showing off direwolves and dragons, both of which can be tamed by players.
Citadel: Forged With Fire, a magical massive online sandbox RPG, features creatures big and small, real and mythical. Some are friendly, while others are ferocious and formidable in the enchanting world of Ignus.
Game developer Blue Isle Studios has released a new Citadel trailer filled with all sorts of creatures from direwolves to dragons. Players can even enchant these creatures for use as transportation or tame the mighty beasts making them trusted allies, lending their strength and power, protecting against the ravenous enemy creatures that lurk in the deepest of dungeons.
As a newly graduated Wizard apprentice, players find themselves fledgling powers lacking against the magical creatures, both good and evil, that traverse through the unexplored world of Ignus. Players must gather resources, establish bases, practice spellcrafting capabilities and grow their arcane abilities in preparation for the dark dangers that lie ahead.
Citadel is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on retail and digital later this year.