Updated Article – 2nd November 2023
Blasphemous 2 is now also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Original Article – 24th August 2023
“If you enjoyed the first Blasphemous, then getting hold of Blasphemous 2 is a given. Everything that was great about the first game has been built on in the second, with nearly all issues addressed.” This is how we concluded our 4.5/5 review of Blasphemous 2, available now. In short, if you are a fan of the original Blasphemous, get buying. If you require some revising on the subject, read on!
A Perilous New World
The Penitent One has awoken. You are in a strange new world. And you must fight through a number of terrifying enemies to break the cycle for good. Available now on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC, Blasphemous 2 continues the 2D action-adventure Metroidvania gameplay. It follows on from the story of the Wounds of Eventide DLC, that came to the original game.
With crunching combat set across a variety of unique weapons, the action on offer in Blasphemous 2 will have many coming back for more. In fact, they’ll probably come back time and time again. Blasphemous 2 also offers up many ways to customise your skillset, ensuring that all playstyles are catered for. Each of the three usable weapons will suit different situations, so make sure to get to know each of them.
- Discover a rich non-linear world: A series of enchantingly grotesque landscapes await, oozing gothic charm and littered with unforgiving traps; there is no wrong turn to take, only scores to settle
- Unleash savage combat: Brutal executions and expanded combos provide new and devastating ways to rain destruction on the abominations that await
- Play your way: Blasphemous 2 provides the ability to customise and improve the Penitent Ones’ base skillset, and introduces new unique weapons that expand player tactics
- Overcome intense boss battles: Twisted bosses with unique attack patterns and sundering abilities await in the darkest corners of this twisted new land
Blasphemous 2 is now available on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Switch and PC. You can pick yourself a copy of the game for £24.99, via the Xbox Store.
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The second scripture in the Blasphemous series portends the return of The Penitent One, with a story that continues from the free Wounds of Eventide DLC for the original game, where The Heart in the sky heralded the return of The Miracle and foretold the birth of a new miracle child.
Awakened in a strange new land, and displaced from his final resting place, The Penitent One is thrust back into the endless cycle of life, death, and resurrection, with no other option than to explore this perilous new world and uncover its long-forgotten secrets.
Hordes of grotesque enemies stand in your way, awaiting final judgement by the brutal hand of the Penitent One, with titanic twisted bosses also lurking in the darkness, waiting for their chance to return you to the grave from whence you came.
Taking them down won’t be easy, but with Blasphemous 2 offering more chances to customise and improve your skill set, along with several new unique weapons to wield with righteous zeal and unending fury, victory might just be within grasp.
Ultimately, only one thing is certain… Penance Never Ends