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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets New Area Inspired by Journey Next Week

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Journey update The Tunnels area guardian boss thatgamecompany August 23 1.4

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the gift that keeps on giving. Originally released back in 2019, the Castlevania-inspired title has been receiving a fair amount of free updates and paid DLC post-launch. Free updates include adding a randomizer mode and Aurora from Child of Light as a playable character. It seems the game isn’t done with third-party additions, however. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night just announced a crossover including a new castle area with Journey, the indie darling from thatgamecompany that debuted on PlayStation 3. It will launch on August 23 for free on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Stadia.

Check out the BloodstainedJourney announcement below:

The official Bloodstained website shares all the details. Miriam will traverse a new section of the castle, The Tunnels, with imagery and level design inspired by Journey. At the area’s end, Miriam will fight a special guardian. Defeating it will provide her with a Journey-inspired equippable item. Extra information on where this area is located and when you can access it are provided on the aforementioned webpage.

Bloodstained Journey

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night update 1.4 doesn’t just include this awesome Journey crossover. Here are some bug fixes provided with the upgrade:

  • Fixed an issue with save and warp rooms randomizing when option was set to unchanged in Randomizer 
  • Fixed an issue with a timestamp error on Nintendo Switch version 
  • Fixed an issue where commands displayed is not updated for the custom controller configuration. 
  • General bug fixing 

It’s great to see a title get this much support after release. Hopefully, we’ll see more DLC until the eventual sequel comes out.

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Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.