Gruesome Pixel-Art Action Game Blasphemous Release Date Revealed

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As Gamescom kicked off earlier this week, a handful of indie games got official release dates. This includes Creature in the Well, Skellboy, and the action-platformer Blasphemous, which launches on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 10.

Publisher Team17, responsible for games like The Escapists and Yoku’s Island Express, announced the game’s release date in a blog post. According to the post, you play as The Penitent One who must free the gothic underworld of Cvstodia from “a twisted fate and reach the origin of your torment.” Blasphemous will retail for $25 USD / $37 AUD / £21 GBP when it launches in September.

A press release describes Blasphemous as “an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core.” The press release also bills the game as a Metroidvania with a plethora of genre staples, like character progression, non-linear level design, and backtracking with newer abilities.

Developer The Game Kitchen has created one game prior to Blasphemous–2013’s psychological point-and-click horror game The Last Door. In our The Last Door review, we said, “[It] is all the more engrossing for the ways in which its visuals encourage your own imagination to play a part in creating its horrors.”

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