Just mere hours before its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter came to an end, already famous video game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had successfully secured over $5.5 million from 64,867 backers.
As previously reported, Bloodstained is a 2D exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer that features RPG and crafting elements. Inside the game players are playing as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse, which is slowly crystalizing her skin. She battles her way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, an old friend whose body have become more crystal than flesh.
Creator of the new game, Igarashi, who is known for his work on Castlevania and other video game projects, recently stated:
“Many years have passed, but it’s finally time we meet again. With your help, I hope to create a new game built on some of the classic gaming principles my works are known for.”
Bloodstained is being developed by Inti Creates, which is the studio behind other famous games including Mega Man and Mighty No. 9. Castlevania composer, Michiru Yamane has also jumped on the Bloodstained ship and will be creating the game’s soundtrack with Ippo Yamada, who is known for his work on Resident Evil.
During a recent update, the Bloodstained team declared:
“This project was a collaboration between dozens of people across a variety of companies, all of whom we’ll be thanking soon. However, right now we (and Miriam) would like to thank you. We’ll send surveys out later, but in the meantime don’t worry. We at Fangamer have Kickstarter campaigns down to a science, and we’ll take care of every detail: upgrades, regions, add-ons, shirt sizes, addresses, etc. You’ll have many opportunities and plenty of time to fill out your survey and make changes — we’ll even send you a heads up before your merchandise ships in case your address changes between now and March 2017, when we hope to ship everything.
“In the meantime we’ll be answering every support request. Before you send us a message, however, consider posting in the comments to ask for help; the Army of the Night is filled with friendly, knowledgeable folks who are happy to help.”
The game is set to be release in March 2017.
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