Blasphemous: Wounds of Eventide is the final DLC
Over a million people have stepped into the beautifully tormented world of Blasphemous, and they’ll be called back to atone in Cvstodia this December with one last trial.
Announced at Gamescom (via IGN), The Game Kitchen has a final free DLC chapter — Blasphemous: Wounds of Eventide — coming to PC and consoles on December 9, as well as a sequel in the works for 2023. Yep, they’re making a Blasphemous 2, and I’m stoked.
Instead of showing gameplay yet, the Gamescom trailer for Wounds of Eventide sets the scene with a surprisingly cool anime sequence. The visuals do all the heavy lifting. Blasphemous 2, meanwhile, is simply a bit of text at the end of the footage.
Not that I expected The Game Kitchen to walk away from Blasphemous after its critical and commercial success, and the studio’s continual post-launch support, but still. Even if a sequel seems like it’s in the cards, you never know when it might materialize. The timeline here, especially with another generous DLC, feels ideal. It’s already been two years.
Blasphemous was a great first entry in the crowded metroidvania scene fueled by an intriguing yet extreme world of intense religious devotion. There’s still so much more room in the lore to say more without ever running the risk of over-explaining.
Mechanically, as a 2D action-platformer, Blasphemous wasn’t perfect — it could be finicky. Imagine where the (hopefully a little tighter-feeling) next game might go.