Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit style spinoff of Koji Igarashi’s upcoming not-Castlevania. It’s out on May 24 for PS4, Xbox One, Vita, Switch, and Steam. This “bonus game” has a very Castlevania III look to its design, allowing you to switch between characters like not-Simon, not-Alucard, et alia.

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I think Inti Creates just has a small team of developers that can only do 8-bit style games so they put them to work on this thing after wrapping up Mighty Gunvolt Burst.

That being said, I think I’d like to play this after the full game so as not to be spoiled. :)