Blasphemous 2 release date leaks on PlayStation Store

Blasphemous 2
(Image credit: The Game Kitchen)

The grisly Metroidvania sequel Blasphemous 2 is set to launch on August 24, according to a new trailer posted on the PlayStation Store.

It's easy to guess that this trailer was meant to be revealed at Summer Game Fest later today, but as of this writing it's available for viewing on the PS5 store. If you've seen the previous trailer, you already know what to expect from the action - this is another grimdark Metroidvania with gorgeous pixel art, tight controls, and challenging combat. This video sets up much more of the world and setting for the sequel, including a temple held in the air by three giant statues, and a massive heart beating above it in the sky. Yes, this game is still looking metal AF.

The trailer concludes with an August 24 release date (as spotted by a Gematsu reader), which makes good on developer The Game Kitchen's promise of a late summer release date. Another major Metroidvania, Hollow Knight: Silksong, is also due out in the second half of this year, and the Blasphemous 2 devs have had some public fears that they might be launching alongside that behemoth.

Here's hoping that both games launch soon, are awesome, and find their audiences. The E3 2023 schedule is pointing us to a packed year ahead, with Summer Game Fest, Xbox Games Showcase, Starfield Direct, Ubisoft Forward, and Capcom Showcase all bringing us news on the biggest new games for 2023 over the course of the next week.

Follow our Summer Game Fest liveblog for all the news from today's show. 

Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.