How long to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Our best estimates for how long it'll take to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual successor to Castlevania.

Over four years on from its funding Kickstarter, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has finally reached release. Developed by Koji Igarashi and his team at Artplay, many see Bloodstained as the true successor to the Castlevania series, meaning plenty have been keeping an eye on its development. Now that the game has been out for several days, a decent number of players have had time to blast through the main story and give us an idea of just how long it takes to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

How long to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

How long to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
We're still waiting on proper records for how long it'll take to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. © Artplay

Early in development, Igarashi said that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have over 1,600 rooms, making it larger than any of the Castlevania titles, and roughly 1.5x the size of Symphony of the Night. However, sheer volume doesn't equate to playtime. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has an average playtime of 11.5 hours for the main game and extras on howlongtobeat.com, and things look very similar for Bloodstained.

As it stands, the average playtime for most players to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is around 12-13 hours. That's if you want to beat the main game along with a few other extras. It's worth noting that Bloodstained includes a method of ending the game particularly early if you beat the "main" boss without completing certain tasks. If you choose that route then expect the playtime to reduce significantly. To get the good ending you'll need to play through a great deal more of the game.

If you're looking to complete absolutely everything Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has to offer, you can expect that playtime to push up to around 35 hours thanks to the huge number of hidden items in the game. It's worth noting that there's plenty of bonus content on its way to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night that will give more replayability, including new characters, coop, challenge modes, a roguelike mode and more.

Now that you know how long it takes to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, will you be picking up the game? Let us know in the comments below! We're playing through the game right now, so if you are too, feel free to check out some of our guides! We have a list of all weapons in Bloodstained, and can also teach you how to save, how to get mana, and how to enable Japanese voices for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

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