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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dev team shares specifics on what Switch aspects are being worked on first, localizations being tweaked as well

There's a lot to do

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's dev team revealed that they're working on fixes for the Switch version, and they are the number 1 priority right now. In a further update on the game's Kickstarter, the dev team shared some specifics on what's being tackled first. Check out the full update below.

Regarding localization, we’ve been alerted that several of the languages available for Bloodstained have not been translated to the high quality bar we set for ourselves. However, I’m happy to report that our Production teams are on top of this situation and are in the process of doing a full localization pass on all languages. You can also help in this process by visiting this forum thread and providing specific examples of problem areas encountered with any languages you play the game in.

Regarding the Switch version of the game; the amazing teams at WayForward and ArtPlay are already hard at work on improvements. Below is a list of what we’re working to fix ASAP via multiple updates over the next few weeks:

HD Rumble fix (completed!)
Crash stability
Optimizing Miriam's jump

The teams are also at work on a variety of updates to the game and engine, including:

Optimizing animation for certain enemies (WayForward is testing some techniques to accomplish big things here, but it may be risky and require lots of testing, may need to be pushed to a later update)
Addressing input delay wherever it occurs

Switch-specific loading optimizations (this requires a bit more work, and will probably be in the last "ASAP" patches)
Obviously the above plan will adapt as we identify priorities and new tasks and as we add development resources, but we’ll keep you updated as we go.

We’ll also have more to announce soon as we do more to improve the Switch version of Bloodstained. We are committed long-term to making sure the Switch version is just as great and enjoyable as the other platforms, and this is just a window into our immediate action plans.

We apologize again for the inconvenience of the Switch launch not going according to plan, but we really appreciate your understanding and support as we work to make things right.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available on Switch right now, and complaints are popping up online about issues with visuals, controls, and more. Is there any merit to these complaints? I offer up Switch gameplay footage and impressions from my time so far.

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Check out Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's input lag on Switch compared to the PC version

No, you're not imagining things


No, you are not crazy. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has some serious input lag on the Switch version. If you've been feeling like you're a bit off, you now have an actual excuse. The video above is a perfect example of just how severe the input lag is on Switch.

We know that multiple patches are in the works for Switch right now, so hopefully this is one of the first things addressed.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dev team already working on Switch updates to improve performance

No rest for the weary

Those who have been playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch have noticed some issues along the way. Complaints have rolled in about framerate in certain areas, game crashes, input lag, and more. The official Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has already issued a statement on the matter, and they say that fixes are on the way.

We have been listening to the feedback regarding Switch performance. Our goal is for everyone, regardless of platform, to be able to enjoy the game and have it run smoothly. We want to live up to your, and our, expectations.

Throughout the QA process we have been addressing performance issues in the game. Update 1.01 was published to Switch prior to launch to add content and improve performance. It did not accomplish as much as we had hoped and we need to do more.

To address the concerns brought up by the community we are immediately shifting resources to improve performance and stability for the Switch. You can expect a number of small updates that will improve different areas of the game rather than waiting longer for one big update. We will have more details as we dive into the work.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks to EyezofNight for the heads up!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - more Switch footage

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 18th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Switch Vs. PS4 comparison

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night originally started life as a Wii U release before it was moved over to the Switch. That change happened years ago, but was it enough time to get the Switch version up to snuff with the other versions? Check out the above PS4 versus Switch comparison to see how things worked out.

Another important note about updating Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch

Version check

A few days back, we spread the word on an update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night that was hitting PS4/XB1 players. The bug was causing progression issues, and forced players to restart their game. It was announced that players should make sure they update to Version 1.02 before starting a game.

Before you begin your playthrough, please make sure you are connected to the internet so you can download patch 1.02. Doing this will ensure you are not affected by the known issue with progress being blocked by opened chests in new areas. 505 Games highly recommends you do not play the game at all before downloading and installing the 1.02 patch.

Here's the thing, though. When it comes to Bloodstained on Switch, Version 1.02 doesn't even exist. The Switch version can be updated to Version 1.01, which is the same thing as the Version 1.02 update on other platforms. As of right now, we have no explanation as to why the version numbers are different.

Long story short, don't worry when you can't find a version 1.02 update for the Switch version on launch day. As long as you're at Version 1.01, you're good to go.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - more Switch gameplay

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 18th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Switch footage

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night doesn't hit Switch until June 25th, 2019, but some people have managed to snag retail copies one way or another. Today we get a good amount of footage from the Switch version. Just how well does it stack up to the PS4/XB1 outings? Check out the clip above and see for yourself!

Make sure to update Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to Version 1.02 before playing

A bloody nightmare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available now on PS4/XB1, but Switch owners have to wait one more week to get their time with the game. While that's certainly no fun, it gives us a chance to avoid a nasty bug plaguing players of the other versions. This is a game-killing bug, as it can block you from accessing treasure chests that have items needed to progress in the game. Check out full details below.

We have been investigating a PS4/Xbox One issue that is blocking player progress in the game. We apologize for this bug and thank you for your patience while we investigated.

The issue occurs when a new game is started before downloading the 1.02 update. After the update, treasure chests will appear in the incorrect open/closed state.

Without the items from these chests, progress is blocked.

Players affected by this bug will be required to restart the game with a new save in order to properly progress.

We investigated a number of options to address this issue and each fix requires a new game to be started. Despite our efforts to provide a fix that preserves pre-1.02 progress, this is the best solution to avoid future issues.

Xbox One players will also be affected by this when the update (1.00x on Xbox) is delivered next week. Switch players who will receive a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.

It seems that the real issue is the Version 1.02 fix causes problems for those who started a game with Version 1.00. Other bugs will be there if you choose not to update, so the best solution is to make sure you update to Version 1.02 before you start playing. With the digital release, you should be good-to-go from the start, but double-check the version number before you start. With the retail version, absolutely make sure the auto-update to Version 1.02 completes before you fire the game up.

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