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Blasphemous 2's bleak Souls-like platform action gets August release date

On PS5, Series X/S, Switch, and PC.

Blasphemous 2, the sequel to developer The Game Kitchen's gorgeously grim 2019 action-platformer, finally has a release date and is heading to Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC on 24th August this year.

Like its enormously enjoyable predecessor, Blasphemous 2 is part Metroidvania, part Souls-like, marrying a lavishly presented world of dark religious iconography, monsters, and encroaching madness with some truly unsettling imagery.

Storywise, Blasphemous 2 sees the return of pointy hatted protagonist The Penitent One for a journey across a unfamiliar land - a labyrinthine new kingdom ravaged by a curse known as The Miracle and comprised of a "series of enchantingly grotesque landscapes".

Blasphermous 2 release date announcement trailer.Watch on YouTube

Based on what's been revealed so far, Blasphemous 2 perhaps won't be an especially radical departure from its predecessor (not necessarily a bad thing, given the quality of the original), but The Game Kitchen is at least promising new monsters, powerful new bosses, and a choice of three new weapons: the slow-but-powerful War Sensor, the fast and precise Rapier and Dagger, and the Praying Blade for vicious, versatile combos.

As a huge fan of the original, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what's next, and all will be revealed come Blasphemous 2's release on 24th August.

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