What you need to know

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Castlevania-like gothic horror game.
  • The title was delayed for many months.
  • The game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X according to Digital Foundry.
  • It's available for $40 on Amazon and other retailers.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror game set in the ninth century. Unlike traditional side-scrolling adventures, the title features role-playing mechanics and takes a lot of inspirations from Castlevania. The story revolves around a mysterious paranormal force summoning a demon-infested castle.

Whenever a major game like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases, gamers want to know what resolution it runs at on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro). According to an analysis by Digital Foundry, the game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. Unfortunately, it only runs at a 1080p on PS4 Pro. It's using "Unreal Temporal Upscaling" to give the appearance that it's higher than 1080p.

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Unlike a lot of games that run at native 4K on Xbox One X, the resolution is 60 frames per second. This means that it's just and crisp and smooth as Forza Motorsport 7. It's great to see that the frame rate is also high because that's usually the compromise developers make when pushing out greater pixels.

Castlevania successor

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Enter a demon-infested castle

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror game set in the ninth century. Unlike traditional side-scrolling adventures, the game features role-playing mechanics and takes a lot of inspirations from Castlevania. Bloodstained has been in development for a while, and recently, a lot of gamers criticized the experience for its rough visuals. Now, the team has completely overhauled the graphics.

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