Post by Masquerade on Jun 26, 2020 15:31:36 GMT -6
Not really aware since I can’t access the BS discord anymore (oops) if the up to date news has specified Iga is really close with the development or Inti is taking a lot of creative liberties. A good bit of this thread is grounded in a lot of speculation however there is something to it, as there were a lot of things from curse as Iga even himself stated that teased things that would be in ritual of the night.
Of course the bosses are the most obvious thing that were teased, but I do remember Gremory’s theme (Silent Howling?) being something we speculated a lot about along with a few areas very loosely imagined. But Bloodstained despite its somewhat shaky release has sold over a million copies which, I don’t care who you are, for an indie that picked up a publisher, that’s a lot of money and success. Assuming Iga wants to continue on with the franchise after the DLC is over and done with, what does Curse of the Moon mean?
And by that, I’m asking is Curse of the Moon just a nice spinoff that can lead to some cool media down the road like a manga series or modest adaptation of some sort, or will it be an evolution to a title with a considerable AAA backing, allowing a much larger team and access to more assets etc.? Down the road in the mid 2020s, do you believe we will see either a Curse of the Moon 3 (or a 3rd Curse of the Moon title with a name and not a numerical title) that’s a full on big budget metroidvania, or is Iga bound for other ventures?
Good to be back. Not nearly as much of an edgelord as I used to be. I’m even an admin and mod of 2 different discords! Hope this’ll spark some nice conversation.
Post by anonthemouse on Jun 26, 2020 18:36:28 GMT -6
I don't think we'll see a AAA Curse of the Moon, no, but more Bloodstained? Definitely. In my mind, CotM has been firmly established as its own retro-styled side series, and I think the publishers agree, since it was definitely a design choice to repeat the four playable characters and Normal/Veteran difficulty split for the sequel. Anything with the Curse of the Moon name on it, I think we can expect to continue in the style and loose continuity of the first two, while anything of a more modern design I think will end up under the umbrella of the main series, whatever that ultimately means. I do believe that there will be more of that main series, though. Ritual of the Night development isn't finished, but I don't think Iga founded Artplay just to produce one game. However, according to Giant Bomb, Bloodstained is their "main focus", and I think he's been pretty clear about seeing Bloodstained as part of a series. Plus, who wouldn't want to build off of success? If the point of Ritual of the Night was to show that there was still interest in the old style of 'vania games that Iga was producing when he was with Konami, well...it did that in spades.
gunlord500: LMFAO bloodless killed me in one hit
Jul 1, 2020 3:52:28 GMT -6
gunlord500: it'd take the entire forum and more to beat her like this
Jul 1, 2020 3:52:42 GMT -6
Brainiac: Sooooo...who watched LRG3's reveals and is currently quite pleased?
Jul 8, 2020 19:39:16 GMT -6
RichterB: My fan art I've been working on and off on is about 97% done. Just need to clean up a few things. Probably be out next week if all goes well. Prepare for some Goofball! (among other old friends).
Jul 9, 2020 21:27:22 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: I have to give credit to the music team involved with Bloodstained; I've beaten the game and moved on to other titles (I'll play it again later though), but the soundtrack draws me back time and again.
Jul 11, 2020 14:37:40 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: Also - I just read an article on Curse of the Moon 2 - when did this happen?
Jul 11, 2020 15:11:14 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: I'm just very glad to hear the franchise is doing so well. With 1 million copies sold and a surprise spin-off sequel, I hope to see more games set in this universe in future.
Jul 12, 2020 8:53:48 GMT -6
dareka: I'll rest easier once 505 Games proves it can put out updates 1) simultaneously on all platforms, 2) on schedule, and 3) without making the game less stable.
Jul 13, 2020 3:07:31 GMT -6
RichterB: ...shots fired across the bow!
Jul 13, 2020 15:13:51 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: The minimum we should expect are updates that don't make the game run markedly worse, yes
Jul 13, 2020 15:54:04 GMT -6
RichterB: All right, I'm expecting to try to post my fan art piece before the end of the day 7/15 (CST). Hopefully it'll add to the latest rush of Bloodstained good feelings coming off the mode timeline news and CotM2 launch.
Jul 15, 2020 0:53:16 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: So is there a thread where people are talking about the poster? Maybe I just didn't look hard enough, but I didn't see one other than the shipping update.
Jul 15, 2020 8:55:25 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I don't believe so. You can make one if you want
Jul 15, 2020 13:16:05 GMT -6
Busterific: The posters are pretty sweet. For whatever reason I was expecting them to come folded rather than rolled up.
Jul 15, 2020 14:23:53 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: At one point, you read that they would be rolled, but your brain told you "I'll believe that when I see it", so they became folded subconsciously.
Jul 15, 2020 14:36:29 GMT -6