Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, is almost upon, arriving next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. And in the run-up to release, publisher 505 Games has outlined its extensive post-launch DLC plans.
There is, according to Bloodstained’s newly unveiled website, a lot of stuff on the way; 505 says that Speedrun and Boss Rush modes, plus something called the Pure Miriam outfit, will be added to the game for free on launch day. Additional freebies – Boss Revenge, Roguelike, Classic, and Chaos modes, as well as two more playable characters, plus co-op and versus play (both online and local) – will be added at a later date.
Alongside the free stuff, 505 is launching a special $9.99 USD offering called Iga’s Back Pack. This DLC update arrives on 18th June (25th June on Switch), and enables players to take on and defeat Koji Igarashi himself, earning the powerful Swordwhip weapon as a reward. This latter pack has proven somewhat controversial with those that funded Bloodstained on Kickstarter, given that both items were originally pitched as backer-exclusives.