Igarashi's Bloodstained Game Cancels Wii U Version for Switch
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi stated in an update on Tuesday that he has cancelled the Wii U version of his Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night game in favor of the game's Nintendo Switch version.
Igarashi explained that the campaign was conducted during the height of the Wii U's popularity, but that the situation has changed after the Switch's release. The situation now makes it difficult to receive support from the hardware maker.
Backers who backed the Kickstarter campaign for a Wii U version in the backer survey have automatically been changed to the Switch version. Those who backed a Wii U version but were changed to the Switch version may change their desired version to any of the other platforms the game is releasing on, or may request a refund.
The creators are also planning to release the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and PS Vita.
The project met its initial goal of US$500,000 within four hours of launching in May 2015. 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) is helming 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 in 2014.