Witness the sickness
The Game Kitchen's Blasphemous opens with its central protagonist, the metal-masked Penitent One, last survivor of the Silent Sorrow Massacre, staggering to his feet atop a mass grave of bodies, each one an exact replica of himself. Here is a hero caught in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, charged with lifting a great...
Find these buried treasures on the Switch eShop
The term ‘hidden gem’ gets bandied around a lot, and often erroneously; an occasionally overlooked entry in a long-running, celebrated franchise isn't a hidden gem. Of course, sometimes the game in question truly went unnoticed and unloved by the masses and is worth digging up, but more often than...
Every confirmed Switch game from the July Developer Showcase
Following the unfortunate cancellation of E3 this year, Summer 2020 has been jam-packed with online digital events showcasing video games to look forward to over the coming months. Most recently, we've had the second Day of the Devs presentation of the year and we've collected together all...
Every game from the 19th August 2019 presentation
Did you miss Nintendo's Indie World Showcase earlier today? No sweat - we've collected all of the trailers and announcements together for you in one handy place (with the entire presentation at the end). Whether you want to watch the whole thing or pick through for the stuff that looks interesting,...
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Gotta go play
The weekend is here once again, so it's time to find out what games we're all planning on diving into over the next couple of days. Before we do so, however, let's take a look back at what's been going on this week... First up, Toby Fox shared another tantalising update on the status of Deltarune, which continues to intrigue. We also...
Wa-hooing into the weekend
The weekend and a new edition of What Are You Playing, name a more iconic duo. This week, we asked you what's your favourite version of Super Mario Bros. 3 in honour of its 35th anniversary, a group of us NL writers had a good old natter about Super Mario Bros. Wonder
The weekend has once again rolled around and that means that it is time for another edition of What Are You Playing! Before we dive into our plans, though, let's first take a look at some of the highlights from Nintendo Life this week. Kicking things off with the Nintendo big boys, we learnt from Eiji Aonuma that there are no plans for...
Pre-orders now open
Blasphemous 2, the highly anticipated sequel to developer The Game Kitchen's popular indie Metroidvania, is inching ever closer to its Switch launch on August 24th, 2023. To celebrate, publisher Team17 has opened pre-orders for the game and released a brand new gameplay trailer, showcasing heaps of gory combat and stunning pixel...
Our not-so-final fantasies
Who would have thought that in the run-up to the release of Tears of the Kingdom, we would have so much Switch news to talk about in the space of a week? Nintendo was really firing on all cylinders this time around, as we got an official release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3's final DLC, four new games added to the
During today's Indie World Showcase, developer The Game Kitchen announced that Blasphemous II will be heading to the Nintendo Switch in Summer, 2023. The sequel to the 2019 Metroidvania will "introduce new design ideas as well as new artistic and narrative paths". The original Blasphemous was well received by fans of the genre, and we gave...
What could have been
While Switch owners unfortunately never saw a release for FromSoftware's critically acclaimed Dark Souls III, we've seen plenty from the franchise and wider 'Souls' genre with the launch of Dark Souls: Remastered and the pixel art homage Blasphemous. Well, it now appears that Thomas Feichtmeir, an artist who worked on...
Not for the faint of heart
Are you a fan of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow? Are you a fan of Blasphemous? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions (heck, even just one), then you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for The Last Faith, a Souls-like Metroidvania (or 'soulsvania', according to the publisher) making its way to Switch later in...
Best Late Arrival! Best Non-2021 Game! Best Game That Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else!
Ah yes, that idle final week in December where some people head back to work, and others relax until new year filling their days with what they love — video games, for example. Good choice! We've already totted up our personal scores and bestowed our staff Game of...
New bosses, levels and secrets
Blasphemous is certainly among the top group of tough metroidvania titles on Switch, serving up a stunning visual style, a grim but intriguing world and satisfying controls. It's had plenty of post-launch support from developer The Game Kitchen and publisher Team17, too, with updates that have served up new content and...
A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants - it is simply known as The Miracle.
Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.
Explore a Non-Linear World: Overcome fearsome enemies and deadly traps as you venture through a variety of different landscapes, and search for redemption in the dark gothic world of Cvstodia.
Brutal Combat: Release the power of Mea Culpa, a sword born from guilt itself, to slaughter your foes. Acquire devastating new combos and special moves as you purge all in your path.
Customise Your Build: Discover and equip Relics, Rosary Beads, Prayers and Sword Hearts to give you the new abilities and stat boosts you need to survive. Experiment with different combinations to suit your playstyle.
Epic Boss Battles: Hordes of gigantic, twisted creatures stand between you and your goal. Learn how they move, survive their devastating attacks and emerge victorious.
Unlock the Mysteries of Cvstodia: The world is full of tormented souls. Some offer you aid, some may ask for something in return. Uncover the stories and fates of these tortured characters to gain rewards and a deeper understanding of the dark world you inhabit.