Details regarding Koji Igarashi's side-scrolling action adventure RPG video game, "Bloodstained: #Ritual of the #Night," is expected to be announced at the upcoming 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event, which is happening in just a few more days. However, the game's publisher 505 Games has now dropped a brand new video trailer ahead of the E3 event.

First look

The video game itself has been described as a spiritual successor to "#Castlevania: Symphony of the Night," which means that its gameplay, stages, and overall theme will be quite familiar to "Castlevania" fans. The recently released trailer also clearly shows this as the game's protagonist, Miriam, goes through some very familiar corridors inside a demon-filled castle.

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The trailer also shows off several of Miriam's weapons and skills, which oddly enough includes a whip. Additionally, the trailer also shows off one of the bosses within the castle. The particular boss, called Bloodless, is a red dress-wearing woman that utilizes her red umbrella to conjure up waves of blood. Players will be tasked to study her moves and evade them, while also properly timing their attacks. The type of gameplay is of course very reminiscent of games within the "Castlevania" franchise.

Same but different

"Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" does not share any storyline elements with the games in the "Castlevania" series. Instead, the game sports an original storyline involving a cursed orphan who must battle her way inside an infested castle to find the summoner that gave her the curse.

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However, similar to "Castlevania" games, there will be complex puzzles and boss battles scattered around the large stage. Players will have to maneuver their way into secret areas or unlock new skills in order to proceed to specific stages.

Return to glory

After Koji Igarashi had left Konami in 2014, the fate of the "Castlevania" series was left uncertain. However, fans continued to request for Igarashi to continue his work, which eventually led to a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a brand new Metroidvania-type game. The campaign, which was originally set for a $500,000 target, managed to raise $5.5 million from backers worldwide.

"Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, OS X, and Linux. Additional details regarding the game are set to be unveiled this week at the 2017 E3 event.