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Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 continues the 8-bit Castlevania platforming

Whip crack away

The makers of Bloodstained today announced their old school Castlevania-style adventures will continue with Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2. This is the follow-up to a small game they made as stretch goal for the Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night crowdfunding campaign. Where Ritual was all about Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night vibes, Curse called back to Castlevania's early 8-bit days. I've heard good things, and evidently it's popular enough for ArtPlay to make a sequel to a spin-off.

Once again, fantasy fighters will be leaping and whipping through levels and big bosses in a Castlevania-y way. Truly outrageous that evil keeps coming back. Take a nap, evil.

Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 is coming "soon" to Steam, as well as Xbone, PS4, and Switch. If you're curious, the first Bloodstained is half-price right now on Steam, down to £4.49/€4.99/$4.99 for a bit.

See Curse Of The Moon 2's website for more. The announcement came today during the New Game+ Expo, a notE3/notPAX online event focused on Japanese games.

Though Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night launched a year ago, they're still working on it - still ticking off Kickstarter stretch goals. Plans for the rest of the year include new modes, crossover content, and a third playable character. They did decide one stretch goal was too big of a technical task, ending up cutting Roguelike Dungeon mode and replacing it with Randomizer mode.

Whatever you call it, hit our E3 2020 tag for more from this summer's blast of gaming announcements, trailers, and miscellaneous marketing. Check out the PC games at the PlayStation 5 show, everything at the PC Gaming Show, and all the trailers from the Xbox showcase, for starters.

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