Classic games like Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are still impacting developers today. The “Metroidvania” genre is as popular as it’s ever been, especially with indie developers. If you love these types of games as much as I do, you’ll want to take a look at Blasphemous. This dark, brutal take on the formula launches tomorrow on Switch. If you’re not quite sold on it, Nindie Spotlight may be able to help you make up your mind. They’ve uploaded nearly an hour of gameplay footage, showing off the game’s opening moments. You can check it out by clicking below!
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Blasphemous was developed by The Game Kitchen (The Last Door) and published by Team17. It boasts “fast-paced, skilled combat,” a highly customizable skill tree, and a vast, sprawling, non-linear world. The Game Kitchen has also provided a breakdown of its story, which you can read below.
A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants – it is simply known as The Miracle.
Play as The Penitent One – a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, all ready to rip you limb from limb. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads, and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.