Blasphemous 2: A Brutal and Beautiful Sequel to the Gothic Platformer

Blasphemous 2 is the latest game from The Game Kitchen, the indie studio behind the acclaimed Blasphemous, a 2D platformer/adventure game that drew inspiration from classic titles like Castlevania, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne. Blasphemous 2 continues the story of The Penitent One, the last survivor of a religious order that seeks to end the curse of The Miracle, a mysterious and cruel force that shapes the world of Cvstodia and its inhabitants.

A new Gothic land

The sequel picks up after the events of the free Wounds of Eventide DLC, which introduced a new threat to Cvstodia: The Heart, a giant red orb in the sky that heralds the return of The Miracle and the birth of a new miracle child. The Penitent One awakens in a strange new land, where he must explore new regions, face new enemies, and uncover new secrets. Along the way, he will encounter familiar and new characters, some of whom will aid him in his quest, while others will hinder him or test his faith.

Unique Artstyle

Blasphemous 2 features a stunning pixel art style that blends Gothic horror with Spanish folklore, creating a rich and immersive world that is both beautiful and grotesque. The game is filled with gruesome details and animations that showcase the brutality and suffering of Cvstodia’s inhabitants. From enemies that explode into blood and guts, to bosses that are twisted and deformed by The Miracle, to NPCs that are tortured and mutilated by their own devotion, Blasphemous 2 does not shy away from showing the horrors of its world.


Familiar but Improved Gameplay

The gameplay of Blasphemous 2 is similar to that of its predecessor, but with some improvements and additions. The Penitent One still uses his trusty sword, the Mea Culpa, to slash his way through enemies and bosses, but he can also wield other weapons that have different movesets and abilities. For example, he can use a whip to reach faraway enemies or objects, or a hammer to smash through obstacles or stun foes. Each weapon can be upgraded by finding relics or completing quests, unlocking new combos and executions.

The Penitent One can also use prayers and rosary beads to enhance his combat skills. Prayers are spells that consume fervor, a resource that is replenished by attacking enemies or using items. Prayers can have various effects, such as healing, damaging, or buffing the Penitent One or his enemies. Rosary beads are passive items that can be equipped to modify different aspects of the Penitent One’s stats or abilities. For example, some rosary beads can increase his health or defense, while others can grant him immunity to certain effects or increase his damage against certain enemies.


The game also features more platforming and puzzle elements than before. The Penitent One will have to navigate through traps and hazards, such as spikes, pits, flames, or moving platforms. He will also have to solve puzzles that involve switches, levers, keys, or environmental clues. Some puzzles are optional and lead to hidden areas or secrets, while others are mandatory and progress the story.

Blasphemous 2 is a non-linear game that allows the player to explore its world at their own pace. There is no fixed order to complete the areas or bosses, although some may be easier or harder depending on the player’s level and equipment. The game also has multiple endings depending on the player’s choices and actions throughout the game.

Blasphemous 2 is a worthy sequel to Blasphemous that improves upon its formula while maintaining its identity. It is a challenging and rewarding game that offers a captivating story, a stunning world, and a satisfying combat system. Fans of metroidvania games or dark fantasy should not miss this game.

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