An emergence of dark games that rely on the simple, yet stylistic use of pixelated graphics has been seen in the industry as of late. Team17 Digital and The Game Kitchen’s Blasphemous aims to capitalize on this trend with its powerful, brutal, disturbing, and violent story. A curse has befallen the people of Cvstodia that has been named The Miracle and as The Penitent One players must free the world from its anguish and find your own true fate in the process. The developers revealed some lengthy new gameplay today:
As The Penitent One, players are the only survivor of a terrible event, the “Silent Sorrow,” which has left you in a constant state of death and rebirth. Using the warrior’s combos and skills to destroy mutinous monsters, players need to unearth hidden secrets and what is behind a religion of nightmares that has taken over the land. The combat is bloody and will only become more so after certain relics, rosary beads, and prayers grant players powers to aid against the hordes.
The world of Blasphemous will be non-linear over the course of many diverse, gothic locations. It’s clear that these are the same developers as the previously praised horror series, The Last Door, which “was one of Spain’s most successful Kickstarter’s reaching over 666% of its funding target.” Though, the fast paced, 2D world of Blasphemous draws heavily on religious themes in a deep narrative. Just from seeing a short clip of gameplay alone, it’s clear that there will be no shortage of blood, guts, and scenes that will make players cautious of everything that may pop up in the next platform.
While there is no set release date for Blasphemous, The Game Kitchen say that it’s coming soon the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam store for PC.