Bloodstained is still looking good, if a little slow


They still have plenty of time to tweak it

Let's do a quick recap on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's development process.

Back in 2015, former Konami developer Koji Igarashi managed to scrape up $5.5 million in funding, Inafune style, with a "stick it to the man" Kickstarter campaign. Originally it was set to debut on every platform under the sun with every DLC stretch goal at once, but the Wii U version was scrapped in favor of the Switch, and the team shifted to a "we'll get the extra content out later" approach.

That wasn't so bad, even amidst multiple delays, but when IGA and crew stated that they were "only 20 to 30 percent done" after two years and they're still set for an early 2018 date, people got a little worried. Now some are getting even more concerned as more footage is shown, including is semi-floaty gameplay that was unveiled today, complete with some odd particle effects (the bell crashing down at :025 is rough looking).

Still, it doesn't look like a disaster, and if they need to delay it even more, so be it.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night   (139)   From our database:

  • Contest: Round out your GOTY list with a copy of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Wes Tacos
  • (Update) New Bloodstained patch finally fixes the washed out HDR on Xbox One - Chris Carter
  • Bloodstained just got a Switch performance update - Jordan Devore
  • Bloodstained Switch update detailed, team apologizes again for delay - Chris Carter
  • IGA still has plans to make Bloodstained a series, WayForward helping to smooth out Switch port woes - Chris Carter
  • There's still no ETA on the Bloodstained Switch fixes, DLC is a long way out - Chris Carter
  • Bloodstained team changes plans to fix Switch version: will now deliver one big patch - Chris Carter
  • The first big Bloodstained Switch patch has been submitted, a ton of ability nerfs incoming - Chris Carter
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night survey wants to know your thoughts on paid cosmetic DLC - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Kickstarter #Nintendo Switch #PC #Platform games #PS4 #video #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!