Days after it was announced, we already have a release date. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is set to release on July 10th on Nintendo Switch. The Spiritual Successor to the Castlevania series is directed by Koji Igarashi (who also worked on the Castlevania games) and developed by Inti Creates. The game will be bringing more 8-bit goodness with new characters and even a multiplayer mode.
Ahead of its impending release, even more details have been shared for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. The press release below details the new characters and their abilities, multiplayer mode and announces that the game is now available to pre-purchase.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Release Date & Price announced
Pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop goes live
New info on characters & multiplayer
Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates team up once again to bring you a direct sequel to the 8-bit installment in the Bloodstained series, Curse of the Moon! More classic-style Bloodstained action is coming!
Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.
Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the Far East who bears a deep grudge against demonkind. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn’t have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.
Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games’ many stages.
Release Date & Price revealed! Pre-purchase now available on Switch!
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on July 10, 2020 and will be available for $14.99 USD!
Furthermore, as of today (June 27th local time in Japan), the game will be available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop! The Steam page is now open as well, so players have 2 weeks to get those pre-purchases and wishlists in before the game’s release!
Characters from the last game are playable!
In addition to Zangetsu, Dominique, Robert, and Hachi, the other characters from the original Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Miriam, Alfred, Gebel) are playable as well!
Character Intro – Miriam
She is a young woman whose body was implanted with Shards by alchemists. The long reach of her whip, along with her dagger, rapier, axe, and sickle sub-weapons, is perfect for taking out weaker enemies. She has a high jump and her slide lets her access tight spaces.
Main Weapon: Whip
Though slow to attack, her whip boasts incredible reach. She is able to strike at enemies from outside of their attack ranges.
Special Ability: High Jump
Miriam is able to jump higher without any special command. It’s useful for evading, movement, and attacking.
Special Ability: Slide
Miriam can pass through barrow passages. However, it is not particularly fast.
Throw a dagger straight forward. Their attack power is low, but daggers can be rapidly thrown without consuming many Weapon Points.
Throw three rapiers diagonally upward. With proper aim, all three blades can connect for big damage.
While its range is short, it delivers a powerful blow to enemies at close-range.
Throw a sickle that returns after a short time. It pierces enemies and projectiles, and will restore WP if caught on return.
Character Intro: Alfred
He is an alchemist who searches for the Liber Logaeth. Alfred uses powerful alchemical magic for his sub-weapons. Of his four different sub-weapons, his special lightning magic, Voltaic Ray, can take down bosses in one shot! His weak point is his especially small life bar.
Main Weapon: Rod
Alfred attacks with a rod weapon, but it is short and slow. You’d be better off finding other ways to fight.
Sub-weapons: Burning Sphere
Creates a temporary barrier of flame. Works well in situations with lots of enemy projectiles or low-health enemies.
Fire an immense sword of ice directly forward. All enemies it touches will be frozen and can be used as platforms. Enemies aren’t all it can freeze…
Sub-weapon: Voltaic Ray
This is the strongest alchemical spell. It attack enemies repeatedly, and but will be hard to find and equip.
Sub-weapon: Soul Vision
Produce a copy of Alfred to the front. Its position can be adjusted up and down. Perhaps it has some unexpected use…
Character Intro: Gebel
A young man who was also implanted with Shards like Miriam, he detests humans and alchemists alike. While Gebel does not have a sub-weapon, he uses his Weapon Points to activate his flight ability. Also, as his main attack is aimed upwards, he is naturally capable of extremely powerful anti-air combat! Along with his combat strength, he excels at acquiring items and travelling through shortcuts.
Main Weapon: Summon Darkness
Gebel attacks with bat-shaped dark energy in a spread pattern diagonally upward.
Sub-weapon: Immortal Metamorphosis
Gebel transforms his body into a stained-glass bat, allowing him to fly in any direction.
Special Ability: Siphon Blood
This is Gebel’s attack while transformed. It’s a horizontal tackle that deals damage to enemies and restores Gebel’s HP slightly.
Special Ability: Quick Ascend
Gebel can spend Weapon Points to quickly ascend while transformed Useful for evasion and movement.
Special Ability: Cancel Metamorphosis
Cancels the transformation and returns Gebel to normal.
Two player co-op
Connect a second controller to have a friend join at any time during the action. There’s lots of ways you can work together to create unique, creative strategies and clear the stages.
If one player falls in battle, the other can immediately bring them back into the action.
You can warp to your ally’s location with the push of a button and turn your character into a mascot and let your friend control them.
Jump on top of your allies to open up a whole new range of attack possibilities.
Each character has a favorite food item that recovers even more health for that character.
There’s infinite ways to conquer stages now! Explore all kinds of possibilities and destroy bosses in your own unique way!
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 – Product Information
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam (PC), Xbox One
Genre: 2D Action
Rating: T – Teen
Publisher/Developer: INTI CREATES
Pre-purchase on Nintendo Switch:
Source: INTI CREATES PR