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Bloodstained Announces Surprising Crossover With Journey

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night adds a new crossover to… um… Journey?

The award-winning 2012 adventure game inspired Bloodstained’s new boss area coming in update 1.4 on August 23, 2022.

It reads, “This new section of the castle, Tunnels, is inspired by Journey’s imagery and level design, but with a bloody twist.” official announcement“The tunnels hidden behind the secret entrance are large and require exploration and shard abilities to navigate.”

Bloodstained x Journey Crossover Screenshots

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was released in 2019. This Metroidvania tells the story of Miriam, a shardbinder, who was forced to fuse with her demonic-powered crystals, attuned her to her demonic powers.

And this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Bloodstained crossover with other popular games.

Child of Light’s Aurora debuted as a playable character in Bloodstained earlier this year, and now it looks like Journey’s epic, sprawling adventure has arrived in a side-scrolling RPG.

After finding a new area and battling it out, you’ll face a Guardian of that level. If you do your best, you’ll get a special Journey-inspired piece of gear…but what exactly that is is currently unknown.

Whatever it is, it’s clearly a must-have for Journey fans.

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Free Gebel and unlock Den of Behemoths to reveal a new boss area. According to the Bloodstained team, rooms with doorways leading to The Tunnels will be marked on the castle map. Head to the highlighted area to begin your journey.

Of course, update 1.4 also has some bug fixes. find them all here.

Want to read more about Bloodstained? See where you rank in the top 10 Metroidvanias and find out how to unlock the hidden 1986 mode.

Ryan Leston is IGN’s entertainment journalist and film can follow him twitter.

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