Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Game Delayed on Xbox One Worldwide, 3DS in Europe

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Inti Creates announced on Wednesday that the Xbox One version of Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon video game, the 8-bit style game that Igarashi originally promised as a stretch goal for the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter campaign, has been delayed worldwide from its May 24 release date to June 6. The Nintendo 3DS version, which launched on Thursday in North America and Japan as planned, has been delayed in Europe.

Inti Creates explained that it did not "properly take into account how much time would be required to get each platform's online store set-up in each region." The company apologized for the delay.

The game launched on Thursday for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam).

Nintendo began streaming a trailer for the Nintendo Switch version on Thursday. The video showcases the different playable characters.

Inti Creates describes the game:

Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates!

Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters.

Switching to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending!

The main Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night game will be an "action-adventure game in the gothic horror style." Igarashi used Kickstarter to help fund the game. The project met its initial goal of US$500,000 within four hours of launching in May 2015, and the campaign ended with more than US$5.5 million. The campaign and its stretch goals funded the release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. The campaign also funded a Wii U version, but the version was cancelled in favor of a Nintendo Switch version.

The game will offer single-player, collaborative, and versus modes. Igarashi (Castlevania, Tokimeki Memorial) is helming the game, and Michiru Yamane (Skullgirls) and Ippo Yamada (Mega Man) are sound producers and composers. David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid's Snake) is a cast member. The voice cast also includes Ray Chase, Kari Wahlgren, Christopher Swindle, Jamie Mortellaro, Rena Strober, Fred Tatasciore, Erica Lindbeck, Ben Diskin, Fryda Wolff, and Robert Belgrade.

Sources: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Website via Gematsu, Nintendo's YouTube

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