Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a brilliant revival of the Castlevania formula from Koji Igarashi and his team at ArtPlay. Delving through its expansive areas to find secrets, new weapons and treasures is a blast, but in keeping with its old-school DNA, there are some quirks that you need to get used to, including the fact that you can’t save at any time. If you’re worried about losing your progress, never fear, this guide will teach you how to save in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
How to save in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
To save the game in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night you need to reach a Save Room. This is a common mechanic in most Metroidvania titles, so if you’ve played many of them, you should be pretty comfortable with the idea. Save Rooms are dotted around the levels of Bloodstained, so you’ll need to explore and find each of them. Once you do discover one, you won’t even need to remember its location as Bloodstained helpfully marks all Save Rooms on your map in red, as shown above.
Visit a Save Room and you’ll be able to sit Miriam down in a stylish manner on the large and rather imposing seat in the center of the room (seriously, how big were the people who bought that thing?). This will refill both your Mana and your Health, making visiting these rooms a good idea whenever you’re near. All you need to do then is select save game, then choose whichever slot you want to keep your save stored in.
That’s all there is know about how to save in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, meaning you’re ready to get out there and explore safe in the knowledge that your progress has been stored. While you’re here, check out our other Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night guides including how to enable Japanese voices and how to get Mana!