Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Journey 1

For as cool as this crossover undoubtedly is, it feels a little odd in 2022. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Castlevania-inspired gothic adventure, is getting a Journey-themed crossover on 23rd August, 2022. To be clear, that’s the emotional indie game from thatgamecompany, and not the Don’t Stop Believin’ band. The latter really would be an unexpected collaboration!

A press release explains: “This new section of the castle, The Tunnels, is inspired by the imagery and level design of Journey, but with a Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night twist. Hidden behind a secret entrance, the Tunnels are large and will require exploration and shard abilities to navigate. Once you find (and fight) your way through the cavernous maze, the final challenge awaits: a battle with the level’s guardian. Your reward for survival is a special Journey-inspired equippable item!”

You’ll need to have progressed a little bit in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to access the content, and then the area will be marked on your map. The new content will be accompanied by some bug fixes and improvements, which is always welcome. And just to be clear, the update is free, so that’s nice!