After a long wait due to several delays, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has finally released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (with its Nintendo Switch version dropping on June 25). If you’re planning to grab the Metroidvania-style game on PC, here’s a deal to put on your radar (or send to any friends who haven’t bought the game yet). Bloodstained is $40 at full price, but Fanatical is currently offering the game for 21% off, which drops the price to $31.59. Plus, new Fanatical customers can save even more with GameSpot-exclusive promo code GAMESPOT25, which slashes an additional 5% off the price. If you’ve never shopped at Fanatical before, that means you’ll get Bloodstained for $29.98–not bad for a new and highly anticipated game.
To claim the deal, just add Bloodstained to your cart, and during checkout, you’ll see a place to “redeem a coupon code” in the righthand sidebar. Enter GAMESPOT25, and you’ll see the price drop to $29.98. But even if you’re a Fanatical regular, it’s worth noting $31.59 is still a great price (Steam is currently offering the game for $36). After completing checkout, you’ll receive an officially licensed Steam key for Bloodstained that you can redeem right away.
Both the on-site deal and promo code discount will be valid until June 27 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET (and 1 AM BST on June 28).
Created by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been marketed as a spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in terms of gameplay. The 2.5D, side-scrolling RPG follows the story of Miriam, an orphan who must fight her way out of a demon-filled castle using powers derived from cursed crystals on her body. Aside from Miriam, you’ll also be able to play as Zangetsu from Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon at launch. A recent launch trailer also revealed Bloodstained will receive 13 free DLC updates post-launch, adding features such as local and online multiplayer, three new playable characters (including Shovel Knight), “nightmare” difficulty, speed run mode, character customizations, and more.