KEY POINTS

  • "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" has reached more than 1 million copies sold
  • ArtPlay, its developers, thanked those who supported the game
  • It announced its planned updates for the rest of 2020

ArtPlay, the developers behind the acclaimed Igavania title “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night,” are happy to announce that the game has sold over 1 million copies, and that they are working on releasing loads of content that players of the game will enjoy.

The developers said selling over a million copies is “a remarkable milestone for any game,” but this achievement is “especially sweet considering the humble beginnings of the project.” “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” was backed by many supporters on Kickstarter, and it appears that those who believed in Koji Igarashi's vision for the game made it a huge success.

“Bloodstained wouldn’t exist without the passion and faith of the many Kickstarter Backers who made the game a reality. What started as a small idea quickly turned into a phenomenon with more backers and support from the community than we could have ever expected,” PlayArts said in its announcement.

Bloodstained 1M thanks ArtPlay thanks those who made "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" a success. Photo: ArtPlay/PlayBloodstained.com

In response to the massive support the game received from all over the world, PlayArts has announced a roadmap of its planned updates through the rest of the year. Here's a quick look at the updates:

Second quarter of 2020

ArtPlay announced two features will arrive during Q2 2020. These are the following:

  • Boss Revenge Mode

This mode lets players play as one of four in-game bosses to fight against the protagonists. PC Gamer noted that Bloodless, Andrealphus, Bathin and Gremory might be the bosses players can use.

  • Chroma Wheel

This feature gives users full control of what color palette to use on their character (Miriam or Zangetsu).

These will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, June 23, and Nintendo Switch in July.

Third quarter of 2020

  • VS Mode (Local/Online)

This mode lets players fight by “indirectly attacking each another (sic).” Traps and harmful environments can be expected.

  • Chaos Mode (Local/Online)

This mode lets one or two players play together against bosses. It includes randomized drops and special sub goals with rewards.

  • Classic Mode

This lets players play as Miriam through five stages, each with its own sub-bosses.

Fourth quarter of 2020

Lastly, ArtPlay said the game will get its third playable character after Miriam and Zangetsu. “It’s not Dominique,” the devs said.