The Game Kitchen‘s 2D action-platformer Blasphemous is brimming with Gothic horror and gore.
Considering that the company did the subtle horror point-and-click adventure games The Last Door: Season 1 and The Last Door: Season 2, it’s surprising to see such an ample amount of violence and blood on screen with the newest title that also tackles a completely different genre. Playing as The Pentitent One, the sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’, one has to free the world from the Miracle curse that has the land of Cvstodia in its grips, resulting in lots of hacking, slashing, and platforming.
The world is what happens if religion is twisted so far that it’s not recognizable anymore, with many monstrosities roaming it that have to be killed with weapon combos. By equipping relics, rosary beads and prayers, one can receive divine help, too. The non-linear world can be explored in a metroidvania style, offering plenty of opportunities to help tormented souls that all have their own stories to tell and maybe even support the Penitent One in his quest. The way how the player rips enemies apart has to be seen to be believed, while the gigantic bosses are also artistic nightmares to behold, making it clear that despite a change in genres, the company still knows how to impress and do something a bit differently.
The game is out now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, having a 10% launch discount that will last until September 23rd, 11am UTC. There’s even a deluxe edition that includes a digital comic, the soundtrack, an ‘Alloy of Sin’ skin, and a digital artbook. These can also be purchased separately.
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