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Blasphemous, Damsel, Retimed, and 64.0 releasing in Japan next week

The more regions the merrier

Previously released in other regions, four Switch games are making their way over to the Japanese eShop. Check out the details on these titles below!

Blasphemous:

- Published by Team17
- Releasing December 19th
- ¥2,750
- English and Japanese language support
- 3.82 GB

Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core.

Damsel:

- Published by Eastasiasoft
- Releasing December 19th
- ¥1,780 (25% off preload discount - ¥1,335)
- English and Japanese language support
- 1.1 GB

Bite Sized Gameplay Classic Arcade Vibe Comic Book Campaign

Cause distress in this fast-paced, challenging action platformer! Speed through dozens of missions as Special Agent Damsel, the first and last line of defense against the seedy world of corporate vampires. Rescue hostages, disarm bombs, hack servers and dispatch the undead with precision, speed, and style. Balance frenetic action with split-second choices, and pay attention, you never know where the next vamp will come from.

Retimed:

- Published by Stray Fawn
- Releasing December 19th
- ¥1,520
- English and Japanese language support
- 402 MB

Looking for the most action packed, slow-mo, couch shooter in the universe? Look no further!

- Published by Indienova
- Releasing December 19th
- ¥310
- English and Japanese language support
- 128 MB

A minimal fast-paced arcade game. Beware! This game is really hard! If you like challenges or you don't mind losing A LOT, this game is for you.

Blasphemous Original Soundtrack available to preorder via Limited Run Games

Sinful sounds

A triple-LP vinyl set for the Blasphemous soundtrack, featuring 27 songs composed by Carlos Viola. Region free. This is an open pre-order for a limited time!

This soundtrack is available to preorder through Limited Run Games for $45. Preorders close on Dec. 27th, 2019, so don't wait too long!

Blasphemous dev explains how the game's level design iterates on classic the Metroidvania approach

Going a step further

There's no doubt that Blasphemous falls into the Metroidvania genre, but the dev team behind the game wasn't satisfied with taking a paint-by-numbers approach to that tried-and-true layout. In an interview with Gamasutra, Enrique Colinet, the level designer on Blasphemous, explains how their team took things a bit future.

“I was pretty confident that people expected something similar to Castlevania. It looks like a Metroidvania game, so it had to feel like one. So, the problem was we were not really…comfortable or confident about the idea of opening areas with new abilities. Our intention was if you are the kind of player who likes to explore every corner of the map, then that’s fine, but we don’t want players to backtrack or explore areas if they don’t want to.”

Full interview here

Blasphemous getting a physical release courtesy of Limited Run Games

Our prayers have been answered

Team17 has announced that they're partnering with Limited Run Games to put out a physical version of Blasphemous. The game will see both standard and collector's releases, which the collector's edition including the game, the original soundtrack, a double-sided poster, metal pin, fine art print, artbook, and a 5-inch Mea Culpa statue. Preorders for both versions open on Nov. 15th, 2019.

Update announced for Switch version of 'Blasphemous', full patch notes released, adds Russian and Portuguese language support

While thie update is for Blasphemous, it's anything but blasphemous

Team17 has announced an update for the Nintendo Switch version of Blasphemous. The biggest inclusion in the update is the addition of Russian and Portuguese language support. Check out the full patch notes below!

Blasphemous Accolades Lie Within This Trailer

A religious experience

Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

Giant Bomb Quick Look - Blasphemous

Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, who are all ready to rip your limbs off. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.

IGN Video - 5 Tips for Surviving Blasphemous

Check out these tips for surviving the brutal, unforgiving world of Blasphemous.

GameSpot Video - Blasphemous gameplay

Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.

The Miracle Arrives as Blasphemous Launches Today

Praise be!

Tuesday, 10th September 2019 – The brutal action-adventure, Blasphemous, has launched on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC today, Team17 has announced. Developed by Seville-based studio, The Game Kitchen, Blasphemous features pixel-perfect, hack ‘n’ slash action married to a deep narrative, historical references and Metroidvania gameplay, which takes players on a punishing journey through the cursed world of Cvstodia.

Blighted by a foul curse known as ‘The Miracle’ and inhabited by twisted monsters and unforgiving bosses, Cvstodia’s only hope for redemption rests with ‘The Penitent One’, the sole survivor of the ‘Silent Sorrow’ massacre. As ‘The Penitent One’ players will enter a nightmarish cycle of death and rebirth where suffering and failure are only temporary obstacles. ‘The Penitent One’s sword, the Mea Culpa, will become a true force to be reckoned with; cutting its way through a seemingly never-ending horde of enemies and increasingly tougher bosses with brutal force.

Mauricio García, CEO, The Game Kitchen, said:

“Today’s launch of Blasphemous is a real milestone for The Game Kitchen, it’s a game that has been a labour of love for everybody involved in its development. The journey of ‘The Penitent One’ through Cvstodia is a hardcore, unforgiving experience, and we hope that players will really immerse themselves in the game’s twisted and nightmarish world. We believe Blasphemous delivers a new and exciting experience for fans of the Metroidvania genre. We’re excited to bring the history and folklore of southern Spain to players and we can’t wait to see how the community reacts to the dark, gothic world the studio has created out of that inspiration.”

Throughout the adventure, players will interact with tortured souls looking for an end to their torment, uncover their stories, gain rewards, and unlock buffs, special attacks, and other customisation to help steady the unrelenting resolve of ‘The Penitent One’.

Blasphemous is now available digitally on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99.

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