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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - more gameplay


Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 now available

Whipping you into shape

Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action!

Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.

Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.

Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. All characters from the original Curse of the Moon game are playable, too! Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games' many stages.

Players can also create demon hunting duos in 2-player local co-op, available for the first time in the series! Work together with a friend, mix and match the strengths of two different characters, and conquer stages in tons of new and exciting ways.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 getting Version 1.2.0 on July 16th, 2020, includes Boss Rush mode and bug fixes

Feeling bossy

Inti Creates has announced that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, which launches for Switch today, is getting an update to Version 1.2.0 on July 16th, 2020. This update will include Boss Rush mode, which is activated once you complete certain in-game events. Along with the Boss Rush mode, this update will include various bug fixes.

Inti Creates changing up how Dragon Marked for Death is being sold on the Switch eShop

Two games crammed into one package

Inti Creates has announced that they're changing the way Dragon Marked for Death is sold on the Switch eShop. The change is coming on Aug. 8th, 2020, and instead of the two packs that are available right now, Inti Creates will be offering just one 'All in One Pack.' This package includes both the Advanced Attackers and Frontline Fighters packages, and the DLC as well. The package has been priced at 4,000 yen in Japan, instead of the 4,900 yen it would normally cost to get both.

Inti Creates shares new gameplay for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Inti Creates recently held another live-stream event, during which new gameplay for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 was shared. You can check out a full recap of the stream via the video above! You can catch the Bloodstained segment at the 14:30 mark.

Inti Creates hosting live-stream event on July 7th, 2020

Focus on upcoming games

Inti Creates has announced the 12th episode of its “Inti Creates Live” series, and it's set to air on July 7th, 2020 at 21:00 JST.
This stream will feature info on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 and Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, plus some news on Dragon Marked for Death. There will be appearances from MC Kenta Tanaka (actor), Hiroki Miyazawa (Inti Creates), and Yoshifumi Hashimoto (Hakama, video appearance).

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 dev team shares insight into the game's creation, vetoed ideas, and more

How the sequel came to be

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 director Hiroki Miyazawa, Inti Creates president Takuya Aizu, and producer Koji Igarashi recently sat down with Famitsu to share all-new details on the game and its development. Check out a summary of that info below.

- Aizu brought forth the idea for a sequel
- Aizu says that no matter what game it is, Inti Creates would be willing to develop a sequel if the first game does well
- the team was already saying this even when developing the first game
- Curse of the Moon 2 had a shorter development time compared to the first game
- this is because the first game spent more time in conceptual development
- the team were able to fit in everything they wanted to do in this game
- Igarashi oversaw the characterization of every character in the game, including the new ones
- there were some new character proposals which were vetoed by Igarashi
- the two completely new characters who are playable in this game had their designs changed
- IGA felt the early proposals didn’t have enough gothic flair
- Hachi is the character with the most Inti Creates flair and is especially powerful
- when Inti Creates tried to tone down Hachi, the team members ended up feeling bad for the dog each time
- the game is split into “Episodes,” which are an even more fleshed out version of Nightmare Mode in the first game
- the game is balanced for single-player, but includes local co-op
- you can enjoy the feeling of breaking the game in different ways by literally riding on the shoulders of allies
- Miyazawa says that he hopes he’ll see two-player speedruns of the game

Blaster Master Zero 2 'Kanna Raising Simulator' gameplay

In order to grow your Kanna, you earn points from collecting the mutants, bugs, and items scattered throughout each stage. Whatever source you collect from the most will affect your Kanna’s growth. All the Kannas you grow will be added to the collection in your gallery, so make sure you raise a variety of Kannas to complete your collection!

Inti Creates announces Curse of the Moon 2 release date, reveals Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 (official PR, trailers and assets)

Two big titles on the way from Inti Creates!

Inti Creates announced the newest title in their “Azure Striker GUNVOLT” series with the reveal of “Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3” at the online indie game event “BitSummut Gaiden”.

This game is a true blue sequel to “Azure Striker GUNVOLT” (2014, 3DS) and “Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2” (2016, 3DS), and sees the return of action supervisor Keiji Inafune (LEVEL5 comcept CCO), who worked together with director Yoshihisa Tsuda on the first two games, reprising his role for GUNVOLT 3. Together, they aim to bring the ultra-refined 2D action the series is known for to the next level.

Stay tuned for more information as development on the game continues.

Kirin is a shrine maiden with a Septimal power that allows her to seal the abilities of others. In addition to her Septimal powers, she has a unique combat style that combines the use of enchanted talismans and a sword crafted from a pewter staff.

Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.

Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.

Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. All characters from the original Curse of the Moon game are playable, too! Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games' many stages.

Players can also create demon hunting duos in 2-player local co-op, available for the first time in the series! Work together with a friend, mix and match the strengths of two different characters, and conquer stages in tons of new and exciting ways.

Character Intro - Miriam

She is a young woman whose body was implanted with Shards by alchemists. The long reach of her whip, along with her dagger, rapier, axe, and sickle sub-weapons, is perfect for taking out weaker enemies. She has a high jump and her slide lets her access tight spaces.

Main Weapon: Whip
Though slow to attack, her whip boasts incredible reach. She is able to strike at enemies from outside of their attack ranges.

Special Ability: High Jump
Miriam is able to jump higher without any special command. It’s useful for evading, movement, and attacking.

Special Ability: Slide
Miriam can pass through barrow passages. However, it is not particularly fast.

Sub-weapon: Dagger
Throw a dagger straight forward. Their attack power is low, but daggers can be rapidly thrown without consuming many Weapon Points.

Sub-weapon: Rapier
Throw three rapiers diagonally upward. With proper aim, all three blades can connect for big damage.

Sub-weapon: Axe
While its range is short, it delivers a powerful blow to enemies at close-range.

Sub-weapon: Sickle
Throw a sickle that returns after a short time. It pierces enemies and projectiles, and will restore WP if caught on return.

Character Intro: Alfred

He is an alchemist who searches for the Liber Logaeth. Alfred uses powerful alchemical magic for his sub-weapons. Of his four different sub-weapons, his special lightning magic, Voltaic Ray, can take down bosses in one shot! His weak point is his especially small life bar.

Main Weapon: Rod
Alfred attacks with a rod weapon, but it is short and slow. You’d be better off finding other ways to fight.

Sub-weapons: Burning Sphere
Creates a temporary barrier of flame. Works well in situations with lots of enemy projectiles or low-health enemies.

Sub-weapon: Frostcalibur
Fire an immense sword of ice directly forward. All enemies it touches will be frozen and can be used as platforms. Enemies aren’t all it can freeze...

Sub-weapon: Voltaic Ray
This is the strongest alchemical spell. It attack enemies repeatedly, and but will be hard to find and equip.

Sub-weapon: Soul Vision
Produce a copy of Alfred to the front. Its position can be adjusted up and down. Perhaps it has some unexpected use...

Character Intro: Gebel

A young man who was also implanted with Shards like Miriam, he detests humans and alchemists alike. While Gebel does not have a sub-weapon, he uses his Weapon Points to activate his flight ability. Also, as his main attack is aimed upwards, he is naturally capable of extremely powerful anti-air combat! Along with his combat strength, he excels at acquiring items and travelling through shortcuts.

Main Weapon: Summon Darkness
Gebel attacks with bat-shaped dark energy in a spread pattern diagonally upward.

Sub-weapon: Immortal Metamorphosis
Gebel transforms his body into a stained-glass bat, allowing him to fly in any direction.

Special Ability: Siphon Blood
This is Gebel’s attack while transformed. It’s a horizontal tackle that deals damage to enemies and restores Gebel’s HP slightly.

Special Ability: Quick Ascend
Gebel can spend Weapon Points to quickly ascend while transformed Useful for evasion and movement.

Special Ability: Cancel Metamorphosis
Cancels the transformation and returns Gebel to normal.

Connect a second controller to have a friend join at any time during the action. There's lots of ways you cn work together to create unique, creative strategies and clear the stage. If one player falls in battle, the other can immediately bring them back into the action.

You can warp to your ally's location with the push of a button and turn your character into a mascot and let your friend control them.

Jump on top of your allies to open up a whole new range of attack possibilities.

Each character has a favorite food item that recovers even more health for that character.

There's infinite ways to conquer stages now! Explore all kinds of possibilities and destroy bosses in your own unique way!

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 in development for Switch

The series returns!

Inti Creates has just announced that Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is officially in development for the Switch. Keiji Inafune spoke about the game, and revealed that he's been involved with the series since the first installment. He will be continuing his role for the third game.

This new entry includes a brand-new character named Kirin. Kirin focuses on fighting with a katana, making her quite different from previous characters. Gunvolt will still be playable in this entry as well.

Inti Creates stated that they've only just started development, so it's going to take awhile for this one to wrap up.

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