Blasphemous Is Basically A 2D Dark Souls

There's a Kickstarter campaign for Blasphemous, a game which looks very cool for a number of reasons, but mostly because it looked like some guys went "hey we should make a side-scrolling Dark Souls" then actually went and did it.

Here's the pitch:

Blasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

But perhaps of more interest to you, as someone who can't actually play the game (yet), is pixel art like this:

and this:

and this:

The development team — the same studio behind The Last Door — are looking at bringing Blasphemous to PC, with stretch goals present to try and get it to console as well.

Blasphemous is asking for $US50,000 ($66,867). You can back it here if you want.


    that is a haunting first gif.
    very cool idea, not my sort of game, but i still find it impressive.

    The Last Door is one of my favourite experiences from the last few years, the story and pacing were a great fit for the genre, and Carlos Viola's compositions were an unexpected and entirely captivating treat. His inclusion alone clinches this as a game worth watching.

    Seriously considering breaking my no KS rule.

    What, no mention of Salt & Sanctuary already successfully being a faithful port of Dark Souls to 2D?

    Still. Whether they be half-baked and slightly doughey in the centre like Lords of the Fallen, cheap take-out like Let it Die, delightfully reinterpreted in alien ways like Nioh, or simply the little guy punching above his weight with a refreshingly different setting and surprising success like The Surge, I will never shy away from a Soulslike.

    If anyone is wanting to scratch that 2D Dark Souls itch before this game comes out in the near future. You should have a look at Bannerman on steam, it will be releasing soon and is defiantly worth checking out.

    Salt and sanctuary exists last time I checked.

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