Bloodstained Kickstarter Ends with US$5.5 Million, Reaches Final Stretch Goal
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The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the new game by former Castlevania producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi, ended on Saturday with a total of US$5,545,991. The campaign also updated on Saturday to note that Paypal contributions totaled an additional US$213,000.
The campaign's final stretch goal was a "Boss Revenge Mode" at US$5.5 million that will allow players to control several different bosses. Other recent stretch goals included an asynchronous online multiplayer mode (US$3.25 million), orchestrated tracks (US$3.75 million), an online challenge mode (US$4 million), a third playable character (U$4.25 million), a prequel mini-game for PC/consoles (US$4.5 million), a prequel mini-game for the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS (US$4.75 million), and a roguelike dungeon (US$5 million).
The campaign had additionally revealed on Friday that Inti Creates and Yacht Club Games' character Shovel Knight will appear in the game.
The game's official YouTube channel began streaming a development update video on Monday.
The creators are planning to release the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U, and PS Vita. Texas-based Armature Studio (Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate) will handle development of the Wii U version and the PS Vita version.
The project met its initial goal of US$500,000 within four hours of launching on May 11. The campaign's US$850,000 stetch goal was to add 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.