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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 getting a retail release via Limited Run Games

More a blessing than a curse

Limited Run Games has revealed their next physical Switch release, and it's Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. There will be both a standard and Classic Edition, with the Classic Edition packing in the game, a reversible poster, CD soundtrack, and retro dust sleeve in an NES-style box with art by Tom duBois. Pre-orders for both versions go live on Feb. 26th, 2021, and as always, they're going to go quickly.

Inti Creates says Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 took 5 and a half months to make, reveals cut character ideas

Behind the scenes of the sequel

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is the follow-up to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit spin-off to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The first Curse of the Moon was successful enough to pave the way for a sequel, and apparently it didn't take the team much time at all to put it together. In an interview with NintendoEverything, Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu discussed development time.

Once proceeds from CotM1 exceeded the cost of providing Kickstarter backers with codes for the game, ArtPlay began receiving proper royalty payments from sales of the game. This was what made the sequel possible. I can’t speak to the exact dates, but until that time came, we had been brainstorming ideas for CotM2. Once we were able to officially form the development team, it took about 5 and a half months from the start of development to release.

While Curse of the Moon 2 expands the original game in just about every area, not everything made the cut. Turns out the team had some other character ideas as well. Curse of the Moon series director Hiroki Miyazawa shared what those characters were.

A few designs we considered were a ninja, thief, and paladin. Some elements of their designs still exist in the game: Robert got the wall jump from the ninja and thief, and Hachi got the paladin’s defensive ability. There was also a weird design of a paladin with an enormous shield who was otherwise completely naked…

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2's director shares concept art, plus commentary on characters, game design and more

The cutting room floor

Want to take a look behind the scenes of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2? Interested in taking a peek at characters that didn't make the cut, concept art, and more? Well you're in luck, as director Hiroki Miyazawa put together a massive blog that runs down the game's entire development process! There's all sorts of new content shared, and it's well worth a look if you're a fan. Check out the blog here.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 'emergency patch' Version 1.3.1 already submitted, fixes auto-save issue

A patch for a patch

Even though Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 was just updated to Version 1.3.0 a few hours ago, there's already another patch in the pipeline. This is version 1.3.1, and is an emergency patch that fixes up an issue introduced in Version 1.3.0. Check out the notes for this update below.

An issue was discovered, and an emergency fix patch (Ver. 1.3.1) has been submitted to all platforms and is already live on PlayStation 4 and Steam, with other platforms to follow when they are ready to distribute. Here are the issues that Ver. 1.3.1 addresses:

● Ver. 1.3.1 (Updated July 30, 2020)※ As of July 30, 2020 this update is only live on PlayStation 4 and Steam

・ An issue that was causing the game to not auto-save after exiting BOSS RUSH Mode has been fixed.
・ An issue that was causing the game to sometimes not copy over difficulty settings when save data was copied on the FILE SELECT screen has been fixed

Until the Ver. 1.3.1 patch is live, users on platforms still playing on Ver 1.3.0 can implement a work-around to the first issue by starting BOSS RUSH mode once more from the Title Screen after exiting BOSS RUSH once. This will trigger the game to auto-save.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 updated to Version 1.3.0

A Legendary update

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has been updated to Version 1.3.0. You can see what the update offers in the video above, or read the quick patch notes below.

- “Legend” style added.
- Display bug fixed.
- Various minor bugs fixed.

Inti Creates hosting 13th 'Inti Creates Live' broadcast on July 21st, 2020

A look at two recent titles

Inti Creates has revealed yet another Inti Creates Live broadcast, and this one is set for July 21st, 2020. It will stream on YouTube and Niconico.

This time around, Inti Creates will share new info on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, as well as Dragon Marked for Death. MC Kenta Tanaka (actor) and Hiroki Miyazawa (Inti Creates) will be the hosts.

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 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.

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