|Release Date||September 10, 2019|
|Developer||The Game Kitchen|
|Publisher||Team 17 Digital Ltd|
Blasphemous is a 2D action-adventure game that is published by Team 17 Digital and developed by The Game Kitchen. Blasphemous is an action-platformer, hack-n-slash game that combines a variety of features such as a fast-paced, skilled combat mechanic and deep narrative lore that is delivered through exploring a huge dark fantasy world of non-linear levels.
Dive deep into the world where countless secrets, enemies, and NPCs wait. And discover a wide variety of gear such as prayers, relics, hearts, and rosary beads that can aid The Penitent One in surviving and reaching the goal.
Blasphemous will be available on September 10, 2019 for the following platforms:
- Nintendo Switch
- Xbox One
- PC (Windows and Linux)
Game Story Overview
Set in the savage land of Cvstodia, a place where religion is of the utmost importance in the eyes of the populace, superstition runs amok, and churches outnumber people two to one. You will find yourself in this hellish territory in the wake of the Age of Corruption. A curse known as The Miracle fell upon the land of Cvstodia and its inhabitants that turned it into a nightmarish and twisted land where it has been thrown into a darkness that is filled with devastating foes and secrets that are waiting to be discovered
Players will take control of The Penitent One, a rogue nomad and the sole survivor of the massacre of the "Silent Sorrow" who is on an adventure to free the world from the tragedy and darkness it is in. And hopefully... discover and reach the origin of your anguish.
BLASPHEMOUS LORE & SETTING
The story of Blasphemous begins with the nightmarish event that claimed the lives of the members of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow, except for one. The Brotherhood is strongly opposed to the Last Son of The Miracle, Escribar, and has ordered their massacre. The Penitent One, and the last of his kind, awakens to find the now-lifeless bodies of his brothers. He finds his sword among the bodies and sets forth on a journey.
Blasphemous is a Metroidvania hardcore action game that takes place in a fictional land called Cvstodia. Players will take on the role of The Penitent One, a knight who has taken "the silent vow" and wields an ultimate sword known as Mea Culpa. The Penitent One goes on a journey to seek salvation or one that might lead him into damnation.
The game involves exploring the different landscapes in Cvstodia while platforming and fighting Enemies. You will face many twisted creatures that have been cursed by The Miracle and who have turned into bloodthirsty creatures. With his ultimate sword, the Penitent One will battle anyone that will attempt to block his way forward. The Penitent One will gain different Abilities and Stats that will aid him in his journey.
Each of the Enemies that he will be facing has a different attack pattern and challenges the players to dodge and, or parry their attacks. Timing is essential in surviving and players must do their best to avoid getting damaged as Health regeneration is very scarce, especially at the beginning. Many of these attacks, when parried at the right time, will leave the enemy to be vulnerable and will give The Penitent One a short window for a counter-attack that will deal fatal damage to enemies.
Blasphemous Gameplay Features
A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants - it is simply known as The Miracle. Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, all ready to rip you limb from limb. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads, and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.
- Explore a Non-Linear World: Overcome fearsome enemies and deadly traps as you venture through a variety of different landscapes, and search for redemption in the dark Gothic world of Cvstodia.
- Brutal Combat: Release the power of Mea Culpa, a sword born from guilt itself, to slaughter your foes. Acquire devastating new combos and special moves as you purge all in your path.
- Executions: Unleash your wrath and relish in the gory dismemberment of your adversaries - all in beautifully rendered, pixel-perfect execution animations.
- Customize Your Build: Discover and equip Relics, Rosary Beads, Prayers, and Sword Hearts to give you the new abilities and stat boosts you need to survive. Experiment with different combinations to suit your playstyle.
- Intense Boss Battles: Hordes of gigantic, twisted creatures stand between you and your goal. Learn how they move, survive their devastating attacks and emerge victorious.
- Unlock the Mysteries of Cvstodia: The world is full of tormented souls. Some offer you aid, and some may ask for something in return. Uncover the stories and fates of these tortured characters to gain rewards and a deeper understanding of the dark world you inhabit.
- Play as The Penitent One: Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
THE PENITENT ONE IN BLASPHEMOUS
About The Penitent One
The Penitent One is a rogue nomad and the last survivor of the massacre of the "Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow". The Penitent One is the main protagonist of the game and the one players will take control of. At the beginning of the game, he wakes up among the bodies of his now-lifeless brothers and is the sole survivor of the massacre that happened.
The Penitent One goes on to travel and is on a quest for salvation, or questions if he is still worthy of it. During his journey, The Penitent One wields a single ultimate weapon, a sword called the Mea Culpa, this sword is decorated with spikes similar to that of a rose, which is called Thorns. The Thorns will allow the sword to feed on the wielder's sins and this will have implications in the gameplay later on.
Left alone as the last survivor, The Penitent One sets forth on a journey into the land of Cvstodia where he will meet characters and various NPCs that will prove to be essential to progress in the game. You'll also be able to discover various Items and Abilities that can aid in battle and increase the odds of surviving as you discover the root of the destruction in order to free the land of Cvstodia from the twisted nightmare it has been thrown into.
Blasphemous System Requirements
|Windows 10||Windows 7 64-bit|
|Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Phenom II x4 945||Intel Core2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II x2 550|
|4 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 5770||2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7850|