Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 for Nintendo Switch

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Jul 10, 2020
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Developer: Inti Creates
Content Rating: Teen


Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action! Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself. Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.

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Kurt KalataJul 10, 2020
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 could've easily fallen into the Mega Man 10 trap – that is, another retro-styled follow-up that fails to make much of an impression since the gimmick has lost its lustre. Indeed, it does feel like the game could've been a little more ambitious, either in changing-up its design or upgrading its aesthetics to 16-bit level.
Zachary MillerJul 10, 2020
Overall, though? Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is a great game that pays loving homage to the classic old-school Castlevania games. Here’s hoping this does well enough so Inti Creates can go even bigger with a third entry.
Tyler ChanceyJul 09, 2020
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is the best kind of sequel, improving upon the original in every way. Levels are more complex, the gameplay is tighter, and there is a more complex story going on with its multiple episodes. While the original Curse of the Moon felt more like a retro prologue to its bigger budget Kickstarter success story, this sequel is a more comprehensive experience.