Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has received some fascinating updates and crossovers to freshen up the experience and keep the game on our radar. These have understandably slowed, but a “special character” collaboration was teased in October; now it is revealed.
It’s an intriguing crossover, if a bit of a headscratcher. Aurora from Ubisoft’s Child of Light is coming March 31st for PC, PlayStation and Xbox; It’s worth noting that the update will be coming to Switch “at a later date”.
Child of Light was a rather charming Ubisoft game that originally came out on the Wii U eShop (from a Nintendo perspective) and also had a port on Switch. It has a fairytale-like narrative, makes use of the then-very impressive UbiArt engine, and makes charming use of rhyme for its storytelling.
In terms of how the crossover works, players can start a new game with Aurora and play through some unique mechanics.
Aurora is lost and woke up in a strange, dangerous new land. Armed with the Sword of Matildis and accompanied by the faithful Igniculus, she must find a way to escape. Despite the dire situation, Aurora is not alone. Johannes helps her increase her power by converting items found in chests throughout the game.
In addition to her sword, Aurora begins her adventure with the help of her trusted friend Igniculus and the Beam of Light directed skill. Igniculus acts independently and can temporarily slow enemies or heal Aurora with a flash of light. The beam of light consumes MP and glows in front of Aurora. Enemies caught in the light barrier take damage.
During her journey, Aurora gains power by defeating enemies and absorbing shards. The level of each skill can be improved by collecting more shards of the same type, and with the help of Johannes you can increase the rank.
After defeating certain bosses, she becomes stronger and gains additional abilities as she ages. Each level of their progress will expand their movement abilities and unlock previously inaccessible parts of the castle.
It’s a surprising collaboration, but nonetheless one we’re very excited about. We’ll keep an eye on the release of the update on Switch.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night-is-getting-a-child-of-light-crossover-for-some-reason Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is getting a Child of Light crossover for some reason