Team17 rarely miss a beat and that was no more true when they combined with The Game Kitchen to drop the award-winning action platformer Blasphemous to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. Today though, as they confirm a sequel to 2019’s hit is in the works, comes confirmation that a free expansion will soon be hitting the original game, bringing with it new bosses, areas, items and more.
In early development, Team17 and The Game Kitchen have today confirmed development of a Blasphemous sequel, with a scheduled release at some point in 2023. A direct follow-up to Blasphemous and in the early stages of production, the announcement came alongside the reveal of Wounds of Eventide, a brand-new and free content update for the original Blasphemous that concludes The Penitent One’s first journey and unlocks the game’s true ending.
The free update will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on December 9th 2021, with Wounds of Eventide introducing new bosses, areas, and items, underlining the stark truth that penitence never ends… it only changes.
The Game Kitchen, said: “We’re so excited to finally announce that we’ve started work on a Blasphemous sequel, the community have shown so much love for the first game and we can’t wait to share more when we can! New beginnings also mean new endings, and Wounds of Eventide is exactly that, it’s the final instalment for the original Blasphemous and we hope people love playing the new content as much as we loved creating it.” “Finally, we wanted to share some behind the scenes from the production of the trailer you’ve just watched, it was important to us to stay true to the game’s roots, so we included a live orchestral track recorded by a selection of traditional and authentic procession musicians, with some of the orchestra having performed during the Holy Week in Seville, Spain. We want to extend our thanks to everyone involved in the process, especially the incredible musicians who bought our vision to life so vividly.”
If you’re up for breaking the cycle, and living the truth Blasphemous is currently available for €24.99/$24.99/£19.99 from the usual digital stores. Grab your Xbox copy from the Xbox Store right now.