505 Games has announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will receive crossover content with Journey from thatgamecompany on August 23.
The update includes a new section of the castle called The Tunnels, which is inspired by the level design of Journey. In order to reach the tunnels, players must find a secret entrance into the castle. At the end of the maze, there’s the Guardian Dragon to battle, and defeating it will reward the player with a special Journey-inspired equippable item.
The secret entrance appears after the player frees Gebel and unlocks the Behemoths’ Lair. As The Tunnels is a new area, this will not impact map completion percentage or in-game achievements.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night may also have a sequel, as 505’s financial report in May 2021 referred to a “second version” in development. However, nothing official has been announced yet.
In our Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night review, we said, “With more flexible combat and a level design that always invites checking out just one more piece, Bloodstained shows that a modern Metroidvania can stand alongside its predecessors on an equal footing.”
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