Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night reaches Kickstarter funding goal in hours

bloodstained ritual of the night reaches kickstarter funding goal in hours

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has already more than #tripled the #funding goal, just mere hours after the Kickstarter campaign launched.

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The Kickstarter #campaign for Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, currently sits at an amazing
$1,507,132. What is all the hype about?

  • An exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements.
  • Koji Igarashi, the namesake of “Igavania”-style games, is leading the project, with Michiru Yamane composing the music and Inti Creates leading the development.
  • The game will be developed for Linux, Mac, Windows PC (via Steam), along with XBOX One and Playstation 4. For the first time on Kickstarter, backers will have the option to receive actual retail discs.

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Bloodstained promises to deliver everything that Castlevania fans loved about the games, including the spirit of exploration, leveling up characters and their weapons, and crafting new weapons using loot. The game will do something that Castlevania does not: use a 2.5D visual style. This is attributed to the choice of using Unreal Engine 4 as the backbone of the game as well as to balance development time and budget.

The campaign is just tearing through the stretch goals, passing things like an upgrade to the game’s artbook to hardcover, cheatcodes, local codes and now a new boss. Not to bad at all for a campaign that only launched yesterday and with 31 days to go. We are keen to see what other stretch goals will be added to the project.

One thing we want to mention, crowdfunding supporters should note that the Kickstarter campaign is not actually looking to get funds to publish the game. IGA admits that they have already found people willing to finance the game, they just need proof the game will sell, both figuratively and literally.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a 2.5D game that is a spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Currently standing at $1,507,132 with 19,594 backers.

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