Horrifying Action Platformer Blasphemous Coming To The Nintendo Switch

There hasn’t been a whole lot of M-rated games released on the Nintendo Switch so far, so Blasphemous should help to ease the drought. As its name suggests, everything about Blasphemous is bound to offend someone somewhere. Set in the dark medieval fantasy world of Orthodoxia, you play as a warrior known as the The Penitent One who sets out on a quest to ride the world of evil, one slash of his sword at at time.

As cool as the monsters and mountains of gore in the trailer were, I have to admit that the most disturbing thing about the trailer for Blasphemous was seeing a giant baby tear a knight in half with its bare hands. I need to reiterate that this is not a game for the faint of heart or the easily offended.

Developed by The Game Kitchen, who previously bought us the mystery horror title The Last Door, Blasphemous has already reached more than 400% of its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter, but there’s still a few days left to donate if you feel like its worth your cash. Backer bonuses include T-shirts, art books, a hand-painted statue, and a comic book.

In addition to the Switch, Blasphemous will also be coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Blasphemous: Dark and brutal 2D non linear platformer
Vanquish bloodthirsty creatures, the devotees of a twisted religion. Hand-crafted pixel art action game by the makers of The Last Door.

Set in the savage land of Orthodoxia, a place where religion is of the utmost importance in the eyes of the populace, superstition runs amok, and churches outnumber people two to one. You will find yourself in this hellish territory in the wake of the Age of Corruption.

…Riddled with frustration at their insufficient devotion, The High Pontiff heaved his golden throne with and turned the entire throne back. Years passed and all of a sudden it appeared something was beginning to change in the state of the High Pontiff. Dried out, dying branches began to emerge from the ends of his fingers and slowly started growing out from all over his pallid, immobile body. The High Pontiff was transformed into a great, withered and barren tree and began to burn for ninety days and ninety nights…

…Once the tree had been entirely consumed by the flames, a huge mountain of ash stood in its place, topped by the infamous turned throne, unoccupied and unguarded. The remaining church leadership scrambled upwards to reach the top and assume the throne. But the mountain begin to shift beneath their feet and before long the mountain of ash had swallowed up each and every soul who had been present in the Cathedral. From the ashes rose those poor unfortunate souls who had been swallowed up, transformed into horrible, deformed and bloodthirsty beasts, wildly aggressive and violent in nature, but with their faith intact…

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