Developer ArtPlay is still working away at DLC for their Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The latest DLC has Aurora from Ubisoft’s Child of Light joining Bloodstained as a new playable character via a free update. Available today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the DLC for the Switch version will be coming at a later date.
The story for this crossover sees Aurora has losing her way and waking in the world of Bloodstained. Armed with the Sword of Matildis and accompanied by the loyal Igniculus, she must find a way to escape.
Unique to Aurora’s gameplay is Igniculus, who can temporarily slow down enemies or heal Aurora, and Aurora’s directional Light Ray skill, which she can use to damage enemies at the cost of MP. Simliar to Bloodstained‘s Miriam, Aurora gains power by defeating enemies and absorbing Shards. The Grade of each ability can be improved by collecting more shards of the same type and, with the help of Johannes, you can level up the Rank.
After defeating certain bosses, Aurora will grow stronger and gain additional abilities as she ages. Each stage of her progression will add to her movement abilities and unlock previously inaccessible parts of the castle. You can check out Aurora’s gameplay from the new trailer below.
Meanwhile, the sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently in development.