Castlevania's Koji Igarashi Launches Kickstarter for New Gothic Horror Game
posted on by Karen Ressler
Game director Koji Igarashi launched a Kickstarter on Monday for a new game titled Bloodstained -Ritual of the Night-. The campaign seeks to raise US$500,000 to produce the game for 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$334,059 with 32 days remaining.
Backers who donate US$60 or more will receive hard-copy retail discs with a hidden boss. The project has several stretch goals for an artbook, second playable character, higher difficulty mode, and voice-acting by David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid's Snake).
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 Ippo Yamada (Mega Man) will serve as sound producers and composers.
Igarashi left Konami to form his own development studio last year.
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