Publisher 505 GAMES announced on August 19 that it will collaborate on the current action game Bloodstated: Ritual of the Night with Thatgamecompany’s adventure game Journey. The free update 1.40 to be implemented with collaboration elements will be distributed on August 23 local time.
Bloodstated: Ritual of the Night is a metroidovanian horizontal scrolling action game designed by Koji Igarashi, a former Konami producer of the Akumajo Dracula series. In this work, a collaboration with the kingdom construction strategy game KINGDOM TWO CROWNS and CHILD OF LIGHT was held, and surprising combinations were noted (related article). And this time, a collaboration with Kaze no Tabi Bit has been announced. Once again, a mysterious combination collaboration was implemented.
The underpass area, which is a collaboration of Kaze no Tabi Vito, can be challenged from the hidden entrance. It seems that the entrance to the underpass will appear by reaching the giant beast district. On the other hand, the entrance is somewhere outside the giant beast district, and highlights are displayed on the map inside the castle. In the underpass, it will be advanced using the power of the shad. At the end of the underpass labyrinth, the Guardian is waiting, and this confrontation seems to be the last challenge. If you defeat it brilliantly, you can acquire special equipment related to Kaze no Tabi Bit. The collaboration hidden area does not affect the achievement rate or achievement of the map.
In addition, various defects will be revised in the update 1.40. If the options are not changed in the randomizer, the save room and warp room are randomized, and the defects that do not update the commands displayed in the custom controller settings will be corrected.
The developer released a 2022 roadmap in June, and the existence of the collaboration area in the update 1.40 was revealed. This time, the area was announced as a collaboration with Kaze no Tabi Bit.
As for future updates, there will be a chaos mode that can be played with local/online co-op in the fall, and VS mode that can be played with local/online PVP. New costumes that will be free DLC in winter, and new costumes and classic mode 2, which will be paid DLC, are expected to be distributed. The distribution time has not been confirmed for new costumes and classic mode 2, and it has been reported that it may be released simultaneously or separately. It may be distributed at the same time as the chaos mode/VS mode implemented in the fall.
Bloodstated: Ritual of the Night is on sale for PC (Steam/GoG.com)/PS4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch. The Update 1.40, which is implemented by the Kaze no Tabi Vito collaboration area, will be distributed on August 23 local time.