Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Confirms Classic Mode In Upcoming Update

It has been officially confirmed by the developers that the next free update coming to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will include the long-awaited Classic Mode. The metroidvania type game was first funded through the Kickstarter platform, and fans were looking forward to it partly because Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night marked Koji Igarashi’s return to “Igavania.”

On the other hand, the team developing the 2019 title promised that fans would be able to enjoy post-launch content, and they didn’t disappoint. The months after the game’s launch saw the release of several updates, one of which introduced Bloodless as a playable character.

Other updates added a randomizer for those fans who enjoy replaying the game a couple of times, a Boss Revenge mode that introduced four boss characters that are playable, and a color wheel to assist players with character customization.


That being said, there are two more modes that are heading to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which will surely boost the game’s replayability. First up, we have the VS Mode, which doesn’t offer the typical 1v1 experience that players would expect from this kind of mode.

To spice things up and keep things interesting, players can match with others via local or online where they are placed in an environment where they have to survive. Participants will have to find a way to cause damage to the other players as they explore the massive castle.

On the other hand, there’s Bloodstained’s Chaos Mode. Don’t be fooled by its name though —  it is simple and straightforward. It’s essentially a boss rush type of game mode wherein players can obtain randomized pickups. There’s also a variety of subgoals in order for them to earn more items and equipment.

It has already been confirmed that these two modes will go live some time during the first half of 2021. In other news, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night also has a Classic Mode that’s expected to release soon, specifically during the first month of the new year.

The announcement was made on the game’s official Twitter account last week. Expected to launch in January 2021, Bloodstained’s Classic Mode takes both the player and the game itself back to the 1980s, where the franchise took inspiration from a popular 2D action game.


This format of gameplay will be familiar to most retro gamers. Classic Mode has players controlling the character called Miriam, charging through five different levels containing powerful demons and monsters. The gameplay follows a linear 2D path, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost.

Classic Mode offers players three difficulty levels, and if the mode lives up to its retro gaming inspirations, then fans will definitely need to consider adjusting its difficulty if needed.

That being said, this wouldn’t be the first time that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night returned to its Castlevania roots. Previously, Inti Creates made 2D sprite-based versions of Bloodstained that served as a companion to Metroidvania. That was definitely interesting and the spin-off series that was created out of it was commendable.

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