Getting Kickstarter updates for Bloodstained in 2023 is wild y’all

Update 112 involves IGA (Koji Igarashi) streams

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night launched its Kickstarter in 2015, and not all of its campaign promises have been delivered yet. Now that comes with the territory for some Kickstarters, but it’s absolutely wild to see that I’m still getting original project Bloodstained Kickstarter updates in 2023. This week, backers just got their 112th update.

It’s not info on anything coming up for the game update-wise, though. Rather, it’s a tease for a “promise from eight years ago,” where Bloodstained boss IGA will have dinner and stream with “IGAventure reward tier” backers.

Here’s the full context of the most recent update:

“The time to fulfill the promise from eight years ago has finally come! I will be having dinner and streaming with the backers who backed the IGAventure reward tier. The game streaming will take place on our YouTube channel at JPN time 13:00-14:00 on Friday, March 24. (That’s 4 AM UTC, or 9 PM Pacific on March 23.) We will be playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as we can start playing right away. It would be a short amount of time, but please come watch.”

What’s left for Bloodstained to deliver?

Well, beyond some folks who say they’re still waiting for physical copies, there’s also some more content on the way. Back in June of 2022 an update from the Bloodstained team noted that they were getting “closer to the completion of development,” which involves more free DLC. There’s a crossover for theĀ Journey franchise, as well as Chaos and VS modes (which includes online co-op and PVP), more outfits for main character Miriam, and Classic 2 (a “new premium mode”).

Here’s the latest info we have on everything beyond theĀ Journey crossover: “We have not finalized the release timeframes for the new outfits and Classic Mode 2. They may be released separately, together or grouped with Chaos and Vs Modes. We will make that decision later.”

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