Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained Kickstarter Adds Stretch Goal for Wii U Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the new game by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, added a new stretch goal of US$3,000,000 on Tuesday for a Wii U port. The creators were already aiming to release the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Texas-based Armature Studio (Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate) will handle development of the Wii U version.
The project met its initial goal of US$500,000 within four hours of launching on May 11. It has since surpassed several other stretch goals, including its US$850,000 goal to add voice-acting by David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid's Snake). 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$2,782,464 with 16 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 Ippo Yamada (Mega Man) will serve as sound producers and composers.
Igarashi left Konami to form his own development studio last year.
Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Mewzard
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