The upcoming violent hack and slash game Blasphemous just got a new gameplay trailer from Team 17 showing off its brutal action, and many features that will be within the game.

Blasphemous is a new Metroidvania game developed by The Game Kitchen, who previously worked on the award-winning horror point-and-click, The Last Door. It was also announced that the game will be published by Team 17, an independent developer and label, with such games under their belt as Overcooked, The Escapists, Yooka-Laylee, and more.

Prepare for a descent into a dark and punishing Metroidvania world where fast-paced, skilled combat combines with a deep and evocative narrative core. You will play as The Penitent One, a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Exploring the nightmarish world of Cvstodia and unlocking the hellish secrets within, only you can free it from a twisted fate and reach the origin of your torment.

The new game trailer shows off the beautifully pixelated art style, as well as the nightmarish levels and gameplay. Combat in the game is violently animated and bloody, with the trailer previewing many of the Dark Souls-looking enemies and boss fights. Judging by the trailer, each boss fight looks unique, both in the crazy design of the bosses and the unique challenge that comes with each one. Other things the trailer shows off are a progression system and teases of mysteries within the world.


After the trailer was released, Team 17 did a live stream going through the first hour of the game. The live stream acted as a small Q&A session where some lore of the game was revealed, as well as questions many fans had about the game. Blasphemous is still actively being worked on but looks great despite being in the Alpha stage. Currently, there is no release date or price on the game, and they are currently looking at options for a physical edition, though it was stated a physical release is not definite. During the live stream, it was also asked how long the game would be, with the response being around 15-20 hours on average. The game was confirmed to have no multiplayer or co-op, with the team deciding to focus instead on a deep single-player experience. The hour of gameplay explores the punishing combat system, how traversing levels works, the perk system, skill branches, and more.

Blasphemous is coming out later this year on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.


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