Bloodstained sells 1 million copies, lays out major 2020 content roadmap

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2020 roadmap content 1 million copies sold Boss Revenge Mode Chaos Mode Vs. Mode Classic Mode third playable character

Developer ArtPlay has revealed that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold over 1 million copies since launch, meaning that Koji Igarashi‘s attempt to create Castlevania-minus-Castlevania has been an outstanding success. Some have lamented the quality of the Nintendo Switch version, even after patches, but in all honesty I played the game on PlayStation 4, so my experience with it has been gravy. But now that the Zangetsu/Randomizer update is live on all platforms, the developers are looking ahead with a 2020 content roadmap that intends to satisfy more of the promises made during the Kickstarter campaign. It includes things like Boss Revenge Mode, Classic Mode, Chaos Mode, and more.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2020 roadmap brings Boss Revenge, Chaos, Classic, and VS Modes

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2020 roadmap content 1 million copies sold Boss Revenge Mode Chaos Mode Vs. Mode Classic Mode third playable character

In Q2 2020 (which… notably is almost over), Boss Revenge Mode and Chroma Wheel are on the docket. Boss Revenge Mode lets you control four bosses from the game to defeat the heroes, which is something I’ve been excited for for a long time. Chroma Wheel, meanwhile, brings more character customization options and true color customization, not making you choose between preset options.

Q3 2020 will bring a Chaos Mode (local or online), VS Mode (local or online), and Classic Mode. Chaos Mode sounds like a unique beast, so here’s the direct description: “A specialized boss rush for 1 or 2 players. The mode includes randomized drops and special sub goals that will grant more equipment when completed. Collect the best, drop the rest as you build power to defeat all the bosses!” VS Mode is what it sounds like, except players “indirectly” attack each other, which sounds… curious? And lastly, Classic Mode will provide an “’80s-style” experience of battling sub-bosses across five stages with three selectable difficulties.

Finally, Q4 2020 will bring a third playable character, and it is not Dominique. Notably, as you can see in the image above, crossovers of some kind will be occurring as well.

Are you hyped for more free updates for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night? I am.

[Disclosure: The author of this article backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter.]

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!