Last week, we found out that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, the spin-off for the similarly-named Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, is getting a sequel. Curse of the Moon 2 puts players back into the shoes of samurai demon hunter Zangetsu, alongside three new heroes. This time, Zangetsu is joined by spear-wielding healer Dominique, sniper Robert, and mech piloting Corgi Hachi.
A new trailer during this weekend's BitSummit Gaiden revealed more information about the upcoming title. First up, we finally have a release date: July 10, 2020. That's right, you only have to wait two weeks!
The second reveal is that Dominique, Robert, and Hachi aren't the only folks joining Zangetsu on his quest. His allies from the first game-Bloodstained heroine Miriam, mage and scholar Alfred, and the mysterious Gebel-are also returning. That trio were rough analogs of Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard from Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse on NES, a game that Curse of the Moon draws heavily from.
Finally, Curse of the Moon 2 will have two-player cooperative play. Players can hook up a second controller at any time to jump in on the demon-slaying action. There's a few additional features to pull co-op off. If one player dies, the other can immediately bring them back to life, and you can warp to your ally's position at the press of a button. Combined with the ability to jump on your co-op partner like a moving platform and this opens up a number of gameplay possibilities.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 was a bit of a surprise announcement last week, as many probably expected a sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Inti Creates is still handling development duties on this sequel in addition to Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, which was also teased this weekend. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 will cost you $14.99 and be released digitally on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.