Development Update - In-Game Fashion
Greetings, Army of the Night! Before we get started with this November development update, everybody on the Bloodstained team would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our American backers. (Not to mention a Black Friday that was no more hectic than you wanted it to be.)
As you might have guessed, we're thankful for all the support you've shown us during the development process. We're also thankful for more new video content from ArtPlay! Here's IGA to introduce it:
Hello everyone, this is IGA. For this update I'd like to share what we've been referring to as the "Miriam Fashion Show." In Bloodstained, weapons, accessories, and scarves all change the player character's appearance. Today we'd like to show you a few of those items.
All the weapons you see here are new additions. There's a fire sword, a two-handed axe, and a few other kinds of weapons. There's even a maid headband that's similar to the kind you might see in Akihabara.
We haven't shown this before today—we can actually change hairstyles and scarves, too. Miriam looks so different when her hairstyle changes. This new one looks very fierce!
In addition, we included a look at three Bunny items—a headband, a scarf, and some boots. I think it's a very stylish look, personally...
This system is another way to personalize the game, and I hope you have fun with it.
We also have a new enemy to share: the Giant Rat. When I imagine medieval Europe, I can't help but think of rats. That might be a stereotype, but we definitely had to have a rat enemy.
Currently, the development is in its crunch period—right now we're working on some important bosses. There is no holiday for us, but we will do our best! See you all soon!
After all the conventions and appearances chronicled in our last update, ArtPlay and 505 are planning to hit a slew of events over the next year. If you haven't had a chance to see the team yet, you can help them plan the next phase of their itinerary by offering feedback at the Bloodstained Forums.
For this month's Fanart Spotlight we're back with three new pieces from across the internet. Now that you've seen this month's fashion update you've got plenty of inspiration, so make some fanart and then tag it #IGAVANIA or #bloodstained so we can find it and include it in a future update!
For this month's last word we got 505's own Angel-Corlux on the line to say a little about what's coming up over the next month! Here he is:
“Most enthusiastic salutations everyone! Angel-Corlux is how most of you know me from our social platforms, my name is Roberto Piraino and I’m the Global Brand Manager at 505 Games responsible for publishing Bloodstained. Now for a full introduction, feel free to check out the Bloodstained Community Podcast here where XombieMike interviews me.
Almost all of November has been a relatively quiet month, but that’s all going to change in December! In this next month expect tons of announcements, reveals, teases and more than one enormous surprise that I think will have a good chance at blowing you away. So if you don’t already, be sure to follow and interact with us on Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and the Official Forums, so you don’t miss out on all the amazing stuff coming!
And what's more, by interacting with the above platforms you get direct access to me, where especially on Discord I’m often chatting with everyone and answering what questions I can. Remember to bring your passion, feedback (good or bad) and get ready to make lots of friends! Thanksgiving has passed, but I’m really so, so excited for the upcoming winter holiday season. I really wish I could just spoil everything right now (keeping secrets is hard) but I really like my job haha. So for now all I’ll say is keep your eyes and ears peeled. Thanks!”