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Castlevania's Igarashi Meets Kickstarter Goal for Bloodstained Game

posted on by Egan Loo
Hardcover artbook, 2nd playable character also unlocked within hours

The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the new game by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, has met its initial goal of US$500,000 within four hours of launching on Monday. It has also met its first two stretch goals to upgrade the included artbook to hardcover (US$600,000) and to add a second playable character (US$700,000).

The project has remaining stretch goals for a higher difficulty mode at US$800,000 and voice-acting by David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid's Snake) at US$850,000. The creators aim to release the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Igarashi stated that he has partners that will provide further funding if the demand is proven.

As of press time the project has earned US$738,886 with 32 days remaining.

Bloodstained -Ritual of the Night- will be an "action-adventure game in the gothic horror style." The game will offer single-player, collaborative, and versus modes. The Kickstarter describes the game:

You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.

Igarashi (Castlevania, Tokimeki Memorial) will helm the game, and MICHIRU Yamane (Skullgirls) and Ippō Yamada (Mega Man) will serve as sound producers and composers.

Igarashi left Konami to form his own development studio last year.

Thanks to Mr. Oshawott for the news tip

This article has a follow-up: 'Bloodstained' Game by Castlevania's IGA Casts David Hayter (2015-05-11 21:20)
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