Random: Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Gets The Game Boy Treatment

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The act of ‘demaking’ games has become a rather popular endeavour in recent memory, with Game Boy Demakes on Twitter showcasing numerous impressive attempts to authentically recreate popular games with the handheld console’s visual aesthetics.

The latest game to receive the ‘demake’ treatment is Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania-inspired adventure Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which released on the Switch in 2019. The game itself – rather contentiously – opted for a 2.5D approach to its visuals, which disappointment many fans at the time due to the obvious nods towards Konami’s seminal masterpiece, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Although the demake showcases a few key mechanics from Ritual of the Night, including the map feature and damage indicators, the overal visual aesthetic is undoubtedly more in line with classic Castlevania titles on Game Boy, including Castlevania The Adventure, and Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge.

We’ve included similar images from the game itself below for the sake of comparison (note that these are not necessarily from the Switch version of the game) – enjoy!

Just recently, Game Boy Demakes also contributed to a rather special visual adaptation of the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul. It included several key characters and scenes from the series that fans will absolutely love!

What do you think of this ‘demake’ for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night? What other games would you like to see get the same treatment? Let us know!

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