Castlevania producer announces Bloodstained

Kickstarter seeking $500,000 in funding.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Koji Igarashi, producer of several Castlevania games including Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, has announced and launched a Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a new 2.5D action game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer will feature RPG and crafting elements. Koji Igarashi is leading the game himself, with Michiru Yamane composing the music and Inti Creates leading development.

The Kickstarter is seeking $500,000 in funding. In addition to digital copies, backers will also have the option to receive “Special Backer Edition” physical copies including a swordwhip, hidden boss, and Kickstarter-edition slipcase across all platforms.

The following stretch goals are also posted:

  • $600,000 – Artbook upgraded to hardcover
  • $700,000 – Second playable character unlocked
  • $800,000 – Nightmare difficulty mode
  • $850,000 – Voice acting by David Hayter

Read up more about the game’s characters at the Kickstarter page.

Watch the pitch video below. View some images at the gallery.

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