As promised, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is receiving a couple of welcome updates today on Nintendo Switch, introducing a Boss Revenge mode and some new customisation options. The best part? They're both free!
The updates were first mentioned last month when the team unveiled a 2020 development roadmap, detailing a number of content additions that are in the works and planned to launch this year. Let's take a closer look at what you'll be able to enjoy today:
Boss Revenge Mode
It’s time for the bosses of Bloodstained to get their revenge on the heroes! Boss Revenge mode puts you in control of one of Bloodstained’s notorious villains: Andrealphus, Bathin, Bloodless or Gremory.
Each boss comes equipped with their own roster of abilities, and their own unique play styles. Once you’ve chosen your character, you’ll challenge a series of heroes: Zangetsu, Dominique and finally, Miriam. The battles are set in their own dedicated spaces. Once you win your fight, you’ll be sent to a transition room to prepare for the next challenge.
Ready for a new look? Todd the Killer Barber has really improved his abilities and is ready to update your style! Previously you were limited to just a few color options when customizing your look. Now you will have an entire range of colors to choose from.
The variable options can be applied to Hair, Sub Hair Color (A new option!), Outfit, Sub Outfit Color, Skin and Eyes. Currently lip color isn’t an option, but it will be added in the next update. When you’re ready to try out the new options, head to Todd and help him reach 666 hairstyles so he can have his curse lifted!
That's not all, though, because this new update is also patching in some other changes. In a bid to let fans access content as quickly as possible, some in-game features will now be unlocked right from the start:
Unlocked from the start, including new profiles and existing profiles that have not beaten the game:
- Speedrun Mode – Unlocked
- Randomizer Mode – Unlocked
- Boss Revenge Mode – Unlocked
- Zangetsu – Unlocked
Requires game progression to access:
- Boss Rush
- Hard Difficulty
- Nightmare Difficulty