The <em>Castlevania<\/em> games are so full of history. They represent a different era of gaming; a simpler time when platformers ruled the industry. It has been so long since these games first debuted, which were produced by Koji Igarashi.\r\n\r\nThere are many admirers of this man's work, and rightfully so. His signature style is so noticeable in all of the <em>Castlevania<\/em> games. His loyal fans were ecstatic to hear that he signed on to lead the creation of <em>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night<\/em>.\r\n\r\nThe game is being developed by Inti Creates with Michiru Yamane composing the music.\u00a0This spiritual successor of the <em>Castlevania<\/em> series has been in the works for quite a while. A Kickstarter campaign started all the way back in 2015. Unfortunately, the game constantly faced nagging delays. Despite all of the obstacles this game and its developers have experienced, it looks like there is some light at the end of the tunnel.\r\n\r\nA trailer was recently put out for the game, which revealed a release date. <em>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night<\/em> will be available June 18 for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. That\u2019s roughly a month and a half away. From what we see in the trailer, it looks like the graphics are much improved from what was originally planned.\r\n\r\nThe color palette looks much sharper, bringing this retro-style game to the modern era.\u00a0The graphics feature both 2-D and 3-D textures. They interplay with each other quite nicely. This is truly how the <em>Castlevania<\/em> games were meant to be played. The combat also looks very promising.\r\n\r\nSure, they\u2019re not the most advanced moves you\u2019ll find in a platformer today. That\u2019s not the focus of this type of game, though. Instead, it\u2019s built around moving from area to area, discovering ways to complete each level.\u00a0From everything that was shown, <em>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night<\/em> looks like a winner and a must-own title for any fans of retro gaming.\r\n\r\nThe visual improvements are refreshing to see. It shows the developers took advantage of the time they had because of the unforeseen delays.\u00a0If you\u2019re looking to relive some fond memories of playing platformers, this <em>Bloodstained\u00a0<\/em>title is turning out to be worth your time.\r\n\r\nThe different stages all look extremely detailed and a bit of nostalgia will come over you as you play. The beautiful art will capture your attention during the first seconds of play as well. It truly is looking to be a masterpiece.