No Man's Sky

Humble Bundle has just launched the Humble Indie Hits sale where you can find up to 96 per cent off a wide range of some of the very best independently developed games.

A good 100 or so new and classic titles are included, ranging from recent releases such as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the soon-to-be-updated No Man's Sky and time-twisty platformer Braid.

To cut through the mass, I've picked out a few highlights for you below. Some of these are more popular picks, whereas others are noteworthy simply because the amount of money you can save is quite substantial. Do have a look through the full Humble Indie Hits sale page to see if anything else takes your fancy, though!

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Question_505
Hey, everyone.
Our previously announced balance update is here.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed instances where Bloodless would not heal while using Blood Steal offscreen.
  • Fixed shards that had memory leaks
  • Fixed the physics bug on hair while using some accessories
  • Fixed the crash after interacting with a bookcase
  • Fixed items getting stuck on walls
  • Fixed repeating SFX during Beal encounter
  • Fixed instances where sliding into water would cause the player to get stuck

Familiar Changes:
  • Familiar upgrade via Grade was nerfed
  • Increased strength based on level
  • Dullhammerhead has been nerfed

Shard Adjustments (Decreased Power):
Riga Stroaema
OLD ATK 28
NEW ATK 24

Craftwork
OLD ATK 15
NEW ATK 10

Change Bunny
OLD ATK 30
NEW ATK 25

Flame Cannon
OLD ATK 18
NEW ATK 16

Straight Arrow
OLD ATK 18
NEW ATK 16

Chase Arrow
OLD ATK 16
NEW ATK 14

Heretical Grinder
OLD ATK 19
NEW ATK 15

Circle Ripper
OLD ATK 36
NEW ATK 32

Shooting Dagger
OLD ATK 24
NEW ATK 20

Riga Dohin
OLD ATK 40
NEW ATK 35

Welcome Company
OLD ATK 18 - Spawns 5
NEW ATK 12 - Spawns 3

Directed Shield
OLD MP 30/sec
NEW MP 50/sec

Weapon Adjustments (Decreased Power):
Flying Edge
OLD ATK 18
NEW ATK 16

Rhava Bural
OLD ATK 14
NEW ATK 12

Rhava Velar
OLD ATK 16
NEW ATK 14

Weapon Techniques (Increased Power):
  • Surprise Gift
  • Force Blast
  • Lasting Wound
  • Flashing Air Kick
  • Crimson Storm
  • Sansetsuzan

Crafting
  • Changed crafting materials for Flame Cannon

Enemy HP Increases
  • Dullahammer Head
  • Malediction

Boss Adjustments
  • Orobas
  • Valefor
  • Gremory

Drop Adjustments
  • Increased the drop rate of "Monster Fur" from Simians

Credits
  • Text corrections

Misc.
  • Valefor's max HP heal is capped at 9999
  • Adjusted quest jingle volume
  • Adjusted lighting on GDN013 well (difficult to see that players can go through).

Map
  • Map feature improvements

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alyse Stanley)

I ve put in dozens of hours into as many Metroidvania games at this point, and whenever I play them I get anxious. Mostly about getting hopelessly lost, failing to circle back for something important, or forgetting the extensive and mostly unspoken rules the genre has developed over its history. After playing Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, I think I m starting to properly get the appeal.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Green Man Gaming has launched a new promotion that allows you to save 20 per cent on a selection of new and upcoming game releases.

Probably the most exciting of the bunch is a chance to get Wolfenstein: Youngblood for 19.99. All you need to do is use the code 'NEW20' at the checkout.

The co-operative shooter takes place almost two decades after the rather brilliant New Colossus and follows BJ Blazckowicz's twin daughters as they attempt to take down the Nazi regime. It's scheduled for release on 25th July.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

The term 'spiritual successor' is bandied about a lot. It's a double-edged term, really, one that not only enables a new game to piggyback onto an already-established, popular franchise but also imbues it with palpable - and occasionally unobtainable - expectation.

That was my fear, at least initially, with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. A Castlevania game in all but name, it burst onto Kickstarter as one of crowdfunding's most notable and successful campaigns, but with every delay and every change, it felt as though the dream of creator Koji Igarashi was fading. Fans began to worry. Is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night just another Kickstarter failure?

Whilst, admittedly, it lacks a last-minute coat of perfecting polish, Bloodstained is a delightful traditional 2D platformer stuffed with charm, humour, and astonishing attention to detail. Offering a meaty campaign, multiple endings and numerous side quests and collectables, Bloodstained is a perfect blend of contemporary design with old-school mechanics.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Question_505
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available now on the Steam store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850/Bloodstained_Ritual_of_the_Night/

https://youtu.be/xi7Wzl3YHjU

It’s been a long road, but we are now live. Igavania is back!

It's Iga's biggest game ever, roughly twice as big as his previous games. There's crafting, cooking, upgrading and hundreds of weapons, spells, gear and cosmetics to power up and look the way you want while you fight the demons of hell.

We have a celebrity cast to do all the voice acting, including David Hayter(!) from the Metal Gear franchise, and a full orchestra soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, composer of Castlevania: Symphony of the night.

Bloodstained's getting 13 FREE DLCs after launch. That's right - THIRTEEN. FREE. DLCs.

At launch we're including:

- New Game Plus
- 8bit Level
- Nightmare Difficulty
- Pure Miriam Set
- Boss Rush Mode
- Speed Run Mode

After launch you're getting:

- Co-op & Vs.
- Local and online multiplayer
- Roguelike dungeon
- 2 extra playable characters
- Chaos Mode
- Classic Mode
- Boss Revenge Mode

Oh yeah and the game has alternate endings!

TL;dr We’re very excited to bring Iga’s latest game to you. It’s live today!

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Valve
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!*

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG by Koji Igarashi. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse that slowly crystallizes her body. Battle through a demon-infested castle and defeat its master to save yourself, and all of humanity!

*Offer ends June 28 at 10AM Pacific Time
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Question_505


KILL
EVERY
LAST
DEMON

Zangetsu's vengeance against the demons of hell is a raging inferno that knows no peace. Play as the demon hunter samurai in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, FREE after launch!

https://youtu.be/irMPqha2YtQ

Zangetsu is brought to life by the awesome voice talents of David Hayter, (Snake - Metal Gear series) and brings new ways to play, explore and experience the story of Bloodstained.

Equip the deadly Zangetsuto katana and ravage your enemies with devastating elemental talisman magic. Traverse the impossible with his chain hook and discover all the secrets that await in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night; launching June 18, 2019 on PC, PS4, XB1 and June 25, 2019 on Switch!

Pre-order now: https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Koji Igarashi's Castlevania spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, is almost upon us, arriving next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. And in the run-up to release, publisher 505 Games has outlined its extensive post-launch DLC plans.

There is, according to Bloodstained's newly unveiled website, a lot of stuff on the way; 505 says that Speedrun and Boss Rush modes, plus something called the Pure Miriam outfit, will be added to the game for free on launch day. Additional freebies - Boss Revenge, Roguelike, Classic, and Chaos modes, as well as two more playable characters, plus co-op and versus play (both online and local) - will be added at a later date.

Alongside the free stuff, 505 is launching a special $9.99 USD offering called Iga's Back Pack. This DLC update arrives on 18th June (25th June on Switch), and enables players to take on and defeat Koji Igarashi himself, earning the powerful Swordwhip weapon as a reward. This latter pack has proven somewhat controversial with those that funded Bloodstained on Kickstarter, given that both items were originally pitched as backer-exclusives.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Question_505
It’s official. Digital and retail preorders for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night go live today for PC (Steam and GOG), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

https://youtu.be/B7587f5IATc

Bloodstained launches (digital and physical retail) on PC, PS4 and Xbox One June 18, 2019, and Nintendo Switch on June 25.. Global launch dates may vary by region.

Visit the Steam Store to preorder now: https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850

Pre-order Bonuses:
* Steam: 10% pre-order discount
* PlayStation: Exclusive Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dynamic theme. Current PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a 10% discount
* BestBuy - Option to add an exclusive collector Novobox futurepak for physical pre-orders for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

There's a ton of FREE DLC coming after launch! Online and local multiplayer, and almost a dozen extra game modes including roguelike mode, boss rush, speedrun, and nightmare difficulty to name just a few...

From today’s Kickstarter Update: Stretch goals (aka, extra game modes, etc) will be coming after the game launches and will be free content updates for everyone who owns the game, not just backers. We are currently on track to update the game on day one with Boss Rush and Speedrun mode, as well as the Pure Miriam outfit.

Here’s a list of all the extra content coming post-launch

  • Two additional playable characters
  • Local and online multiplayer for certain co-op and vs. modes
  • Roguelike Mode
  • Chaos Mode
  • Classic Mode
  • Boss Revenge Mode


Thank you to all of the Backers and fans for supporting Bloodstained and Iga!

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