Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Mobile version of Castlevania’s spiritual successor announced

[Facebook page] Global giant NetEase Games and developer ArtPlay today announce that they are co-developing the mobile version of the critically acclaimed action RPG (ARPG), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The game will launch globally by NetEase Games as a premium title on iOS and Android. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a polished side-scrolling metroidvania experience with ARPG-elements, produced by Koji Igarashi, a key member of the world-famous Castlevania series when he was working under Konami.

Labelled as a spiritual successor to the Castlevania series (specifically Symphony of the Night), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s core gameplay allows players to improve their character in unique ways by utilizing different shards in-game. Combining a strong ARPG heritage with proven fan-favourite gameplay and a gorgeous art style, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set to stand out from the crowd when it launches onto mobile platforms.

Additionally, NetEase Games and ArtPlay have taken the opportunity to implement new features and improvements unique to the mobile version. The UI and the 108 different shard icons have been fully redesigned to give players the best possible experience.  Weapons and combos have also been adapted to let players customize their fighting style to suit their play style, even without a controller. Finally, the mobile version includes all console DLC for no extra cost, which makes this release the definitive edition of the game.

Featuring over 120 unique mobs and bosses, all with special abilities for players to gain when vanquished to gain upon defeating them, await players in the vast Gothic castle with its countless challenges and surprises. The 107 weapons and 23 weapon skills have also been adapted to let players customize their fighting style, even without a controller. For more details about this collaboration, visit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Facebook.

Editor’s note: In case you missed the news, an official mobile version of Castlevania is now in development over in China. You can have a look at the game over here.