Castlevania spiritual successor “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” kicks off fundraising compaign

Koji Igarashi, best known for his work on iconic games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, has kicked off his Kickstarter campaign for BloodStained: Ritual of the Night. The game adopts Igarashi’s signature approach to Castlevania: 2D exploration based platforming adventure with RPG elements. Igarashi will be coordinating with Mighty No. 9 developer Inti Creates to develop the game for the PC, PlayStation 4, and XBox One. Long time Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane and Ippo Yamada will compose the soundtrack.

Bloodstain’s main protagonist is Miriam, who was raised by by an alchemist after being orphaned at a young age. She fell into a deep sleep after being cursed by a dark alchemist and wakes up 10 years later to discover that demons have invaded the world. Miriam has to battle her way through a demonic castle from hell to confront Gebel, the dark alchemist behind her curse and the demonic invasion.

The campaign’s 500k goal will be used to increase the game’s budget, as well as cover manufacturing costs for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One physical copies for Kickstarter backers. Stretch goals include bonuses such as additional playable characters and voice acting from David Hayter, best known as the voice of Solid Snake.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be released in 2017. Bloodstained is Igarashi’s first project since he left Konami last spring. The Kickstarter campaign can be found here.