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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 updated to Version 1.2.0

Boss Rush mode and more

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has been updated to Version 1.2.0. Check out the full patch notes for this update below.

- The new “Boss Rush” mode has been added. (Once certain in-game conditions are met, this mode will be added to the Title Screen)
- An issue that was causing the game to crash in Stage 7 after passing through a warp gate has been fixed.
- An issue that was causing one of Alfred’s sub-weapons to not pierce enemy shields when it was supposed to has been fixed.
- An issue that was causing Alfred’s Voltaic Ray to not behave properly against a certain boss has been fixed.
- An issue that was causing a certain enemy to not behave properly has been fixed.
- An issue that was causing a certain boss to not behave properly has been fixed.
- Various display issues have been fixed.

GoNintendo Video Review - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

The Moon rises once more

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, the retro spin-off to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, has gotten a sequel! Is this a quick cash-in on the first game's success, or a worthy follow-up?

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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!