When is Bloodstained getting Zangetsu and Randomizer on Nintendo Switch?

And what does it mean “content parity”?

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Despite having just reached the so-called content parity, that theoretically would allow the game to get updates on the same date for every version, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night players will have to wait a little longer for the next patch on Nintendo Switch.

In March, publisher 505 Games had mentioned that the Bloodstained – one of the best Metroidvania games available on PC and consoles – had just reached the content parity state, “which is a fancy way to say that they all have the same stuff.”

The update 1.04 put “all the platforms are at the same place,” and the publisher was quite clear in defining that “it makes future updates easier to manage.”

However, it’s worth noting that this doesn’t mean that all the platforms would get the same content at the same time, as “the production teams can all work on the same content and release updates on a schedule with shorter gaps between them.”

So, the reason why Nintendo Switch Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night players are getting the new content at a later stage is that “future updates” will still have “gaps” between different platforms, although those will be “shorter” than it was in the past.

With that in mind, when is the next milestone of the game – update 1.07 – releasing for Nintendo Switch?

Bloodstained update 1.07 Nintendo Switch release date

Update 1.07 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night versions on May 7, but Nintendo Switch players will get their new content at a later stage.

The game already had troubled performances on the hybrid system, which were fixed after almost one full year from its original release.

Publisher 505 Games already has a timeline in place as for when that content is coming to Switch, but Nintendo users might not be particularly happy about that.

According to the latest development, the patch is coming to Nintendo Switch, not before the end of May and the beginning of June.

That means that the update 1.07 will be reaching the Switch up to one month later than the other platforms, and that feels particularly disappointing considering the content we’re talking about.

This update is the next major milestone in the development process of Bloodstained, introducing Zangetsu and Randomizer.

Zangetsu allows users to play through the game another time using all of Zangetsu’s movement and combat abilities, with a focus on fast-paced combat – without cutscenes, consumables, crafting, equipment, treasure chests, and quests – which should make it feel like a brand new title.

Randomizer allows instead to tweak eight different game parameters, changing game design elements such as the location of save and warp rooms, shops, key items, and enemy drops.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, while the update 1.07 will be releasing starting May 7.