Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Producer Announces Bloodstained

Well this is certainly good news. Famed video game producer Koji Igarashi has announced via Kickstarter his new project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Very much in the vein of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (one of our top 10 games of all time), this new 2.5D action/platformer should definitely be on your radar.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night places you in the shoes of Miriam, an orphan who carries a terrible affliction that is turning her skin to crystal. To do so, you must involve the Alchemist’s Guild, an ancient order who is sure to be hiding more secrets than they are letting on.  Despite dropping the Castlevania moniker (Igarashi recently left Konami, seems to be a theme with them…), this looks very much like a spiritual successor to SOTN, and if early concept art is anything to go on, it will be a visual treat as well as a technical one.

Igarashi is being assisted in development by Inti Creates (Mega Man 9, Mighty No 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt), and is currently trying to reach it’s Kickstarter goal of $500,000. Stretch goals include a second playable character, a  Nightmare difficulty and David Hayter…no, seriously. The game is estimated to have a release date of early 2017, so we will keep you updated as we hear more.

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