Dealing with criticism – particularly from random people on the internet – can be difficult for anyone, but the developers of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night seem to have responded to some scathing comments in a pretty spectacular way: by mocking their own game, of course.
Following the first delay and negative feedback during the beta backer demo, designer Koji Igarashi delayed Bloodstained’s planned release a second time, stating additional time was required “to raise the quality level”. It seems like that extra time has paid off, as the game is looking much nicer in its final version, with clear outlines, improved lighting and a more vibrant colour palette.
Bloodstained is now due to arrive on 18th June for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Switch version lands a little later, on 25th June.