We are thrilled to announce that the next playable (and free!) character for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is Aurora, from the blockbuster platformer RPG Child of Light!
Aurora has lost her way and awoken in a strange, dangerous new land. Armed with the Sword of Matildis and accompanied by the loyal Igniculus, she must find a way to escape. Despite the dire situation, Aurora is not alone. Johannes is on hand to help her increase her power by transmuting items found in chests throughout the game.
In addition to her sword, Aurora begins her adventure with the help of her trusted friend Igniculus and the directional Light Ray skill. Igniculus acts on his own and can temporarily slow down enemies or heal Aurora with a flash of light. The Light Ray uses MP and shines in front of Aurora. Enemies caught in the light lock on will suffer damage.
Throughout her journey, Aurora gains power by defeating enemies and absorbing Shards. The Grade of each ability can be improved by collecting more shards of the same type and, with the help of Johannes, you can level up the Rank.
After defeating certain bosses, she will grow stronger and gain additional abilities as she ages. wEach stage of her progression will add to her movement abilities and unlock previously inaccessible parts of the castle.
Starting a game as Aurora is simple. From the Main Menu, find an open save slot and start a new game. After choosing the save file name, you’ll be able to choose your starting character: Miriam, Zangetsu or Aurora. (Bloodless is chosen by naming a new save BLOODLESS in all caps).
The Child of Light crossover will launch on March 31st (US Time) on PC (Steam, GOG, MS Gamepass, EA Origin), PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon Luna and Stadia. Switch will launch at a later date, stay tuned for news.
For KickStarter Backers, Aurora is officially the "3rd Playable Character" from the Kickstarter stretch goals. While Bloodless was the third to be released, she is considered a "Bonus Character".
The update is labeled as 1.30 for most platforms. You can learn more by checking out the game’s Current Status Page.
We hope you enjoy playing as Aurora! Thank you for playing Bloodstained!
The Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Team
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2022 9:43:42 GMT -6 by Question
ShroudedTraveler: I wouldn't want them in it (I have no love for them, whatsoever), they were just the first 'have a friend' with them character I thought of. Probably because of Smash Ultimate.
Mar 16, 2022 14:26:59 GMT -6
Ryngar Acia: I unironically hope they're Asha and Pepelogoo.
Mar 18, 2022 20:14:03 GMT -6
Enkeria: Would hope for O.D. for the 3rd playable character. But would be fine as the main character in the sequel too.
Mar 19, 2022 21:12:36 GMT -6
XombieMike: It's confirmed to be a cross over character, so not OD
Mar 21, 2022 7:16:23 GMT -6
Redogan: Sheesh. Old habits die hard. I jumped on here to read up about the 3rd playable character and instinctively looked around and clicked on a wall mac.
Mar 30, 2022 12:39:11 GMT -6
XombieMike: Gotta find all the secrets!
Mar 30, 2022 17:36:34 GMT -6
XombieMike: There are a few secrets here
Mar 30, 2022 17:37:05 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: I really like this forum... I just wish it was a bit more active. Perhaps we need a Ritual of the Night 2 to liven things up?
Jun 7, 2022 18:04:30 GMT -6
XombieMike: Thanks. I think this place still serves a good purpose for keeping organized linkable info. Most discussions happen on Discord these days.
Jun 16, 2022 8:32:09 GMT -6
Enkeria: Ritual of the Night 2 is a thing that will happen. Yes.
Jun 22, 2022 17:19:11 GMT -6
ShroudedTraveler: This is still the primary place I look at for info/updates. Occasionally, I lurk. The discord has too many discussions for me and seems super tight knit, so I typically just leave it muted since I won't check it enough to really break in.
Aug 23, 2022 12:58:34 GMT -6
ShroudedTraveler: And by that I mean, there seem to be regulars and most people are aware of each other, so the conversations move too quickly for me to reasonably keep up with how rarely I check in
Aug 23, 2022 13:18:00 GMT -6
XombieMike: The announcements channel is good on Discord. We will post updates here too, though.
Aug 29, 2022 14:34:02 GMT -6
XombieMike: The recent Journey update has been neglected here.
Aug 29, 2022 14:34:41 GMT -6