The Bloodstained Classic Mode has finally been locked in for next week, launching five new side-scrolling levels of content for fans of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night made its debut a year-and-a-half ago, but ArtPlay is still quite busy with releasing post-launch content. We've seen releases of new playable characters such as Bloodless, although some of the game's original plans have since been canceled. There have also been delays for some of the more recent upcoming content, although that's not all that unusual considering the dumpster fire that was 2020.
Now, one of these delayed pieces of content will be releasing next week. Bloodstained Classic Mode lets players experience gameplay similar to the original Castlevania games with a 2.5D perspective and a changed interface.
Today's tweet also reveals the game mode's map. One of these maps shows 16 white rooms, 5 red rooms, and a red room with a demon icon on it; it's unclear if this is the area for one just one of the update's bosses or if it's the entire playable area for the whole update.
When is the Bloodstained Classic Mode Release Date?
The Bloodstained Classic Mode release date is Thursday, January 14, 2020 — that's next week! Best of all, this update is going to be completely free for all current and future owners, so you don't have to pay a penny for any of this extra content.
If you'd like to experience this classic game mode for yourself, you can buy Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Steam for $39.99 or your regional equivalent. There's plenty of other bonus content to enjoy right now, nevermind whatever cool future updates ArtPlay will cook up throughout 2021.
What do you think of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Classic Mode? What would you like to see added to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!