Igarashi Kickstarter Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Funded

So it turns out Igarashi was teasing a Kickstarter, and things are looking a’okay from here on out. Titled Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the game shattered its $500,000 goal in a matter of hours, securing well over $850,000 and blasting through all visible stretch goals as of day one.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic exploration-based platformer made in collaboration by Koji Igarashi, the ex-Castlevania producer, and Mighty No. 9 studio Inti-Creates. The game features a female lead known as Miriam, a young woman cursed by a dark alchemist. She’ll be running around a castle of B-movie monsters and other creatures of the night with a vampire-killing whip among a wide array of other weapons such as swords. Basically, it’s as Castlevania as it gets without actually being Castlevania, which is cool because Konami isn’t doing anything with the series (or any series sans MGS or Pro Evolution Soccer… *sigh*).

The game is currently slated for only PC/Mac/Linux, PS4, and Xbox One with no Wii U version currently in sight, but check out this FAQ listed on the Kickstarter page:


Our budget left us with two options: Build the biggest, most beautiful game we can, or make sure it runs everywhere from the start. As things stand today, we can’t afford to create the two separate versions of this game that would be necessary to make it run on every console. That said, we’ve heard legends about a remarkable treasure hidden in the castle basement…

Oh, Igarashi, you miserable little pile of secrets.

[Via: Kickstarter]


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