Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, one in all Polygon’s high 50 video games of 2019, will get a free update on Thursday, May 7 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, with the Nintendo Switch replace coming in late May or early June. Players can use a brand new randomizer mode to combine up their subsequent playthrough of the Symphony of the Night-inspired metroidvania, or play by means of the sport as a brand new character: the sword-wielding Zangetsu.
Unlike the traditional hero of Bloodstained, Miriam, Zangetsu can not purchase skills from the enemies he kills, craft new objects, use gear, open treasure chests, or use consumables. Cutscenes aren’t even enabled throughout a Zangetsu run (since you’ll be doing sufficient chopping along with his big-ass sword). Instead, all of Zangetsu’s injury comes from his blade and a few choose skills. To unlock Zangetsu, you want to end the sport and get the “good ending.”
The randomizer is the opposite new characteristic on this replace. It replaces the once-promised roguelike mode. With this new characteristic, you possibly can change eight completely different parameters on your subsequent Bloodstained playthrough: objective, key objects, save/warp rooms, objects, enemy drops, quests, outlets, and crafting.
Depending on what you alter, you possibly can craft a unique Bloodstained expertise for your self or share the seed with different gamers. You can change all types of settings, making it so key skills just like the double bounce can seem inside random enemies as an alternative of a boss.
Between these two options, Bloodstained gamers have a number of new methods to re-experience one in all 2019’s greatest video games.
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