Gothic side-scrolling action RPG Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has crossed over into the realm of Journey, the Grammy-nominated atmospheric hit from Sony Interactive Entertainment, thatgamecompany, and Annapurna Interactive.
In this update available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles, Stadia and Luna via streaming, as well as PC via Steam, GOG, EA Origin and Game Pass, discover The Tunnels, a new location inspired by the stunning, sombre environments that resonated with Journey fans worldwide. Rising tapestries, a rich desert background, and other iconic design motifs lend Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night a more contemplative, labyrinthine mood.
Despite this change of pace, Miriam’s dynamic, fast-paced combat remains as satisfying as ever. Overcome the Guardian Dragon boss, designed to resemble Journey’s awe-inspiring Guardians, and earn the Mystical Scarf. Resembling Journey’s beloved red scarf, this powerful armour improves Defense, Int, and Mind while providing additional resistance to the elements of Fire and Light.
Seeing these two games crossing over to create such a unique experience is fascinating. The aesthetics of Journey mixing with Bloodstained’s mechanics are intriguing, to say the least.