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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: news and videos


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I'm not really feeling Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

It's hard to believe that the metroidvania genre nearly died a decade ago. With Konami and Nintendo basically moving on from the likes of Castlevania and Metroid, it fell on indie developers to continue the legacies that those series starte...

 
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WayForward tapped to assist with development on Bloodstained

I'm less and less sure what to expect of Bloodstained, but I continue to hope for the best next year. Today's news doesn't necessarily alleviate my uncertainty. In a message to Kickstarter backers, designer Koji Igarashi announced that Shan...

 
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Bloodstained Vita port has been cancelled

During this year's E3, there was something of a kerfuffle when I reported that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night would be a download only title for the PlayStation Vita. Apparently, some wires got crossed and the developers behind the game ...

 
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A fresh look at Bloodstained just in time for Halloween

It's all too fitting that we'd get a Bloodstained development update on Halloween. The team has shared a few tracks as well as a new video depicting a courtyard area and a clash with Zangetsu, a samurai who "resents anyone and anything tain...

 
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Bloodstained is still looking good, if a little slow

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 cam...

 
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Bloodstained kills its Wii U version, jumps over to Switch

In yet another death spasm for Nintendo's second-newest console, the Wii U version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been cancelled. Instead, developer Inti Creates is pivoting to a version for the Nintendo Switch. No other plat...

 
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is also coming to Switch

For months now we've been wondering what is to become of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Nintendo platforms. With nearly every other developer canceling their work on Wii U in favor of the Switch, most people just assumed that Blo...

 
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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...

 
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Will Bloodstained be the latest game to ditch Wii U?

With basically every indie/Kickstarter developer pulling a 180 on their Wii U plans, it stands to reason that Bloodstained would too -- though nothing has been officially announced yet. Some people want the team to just tell backers now, so...

 
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Publisher 505 Games picks up Bloodstained

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should be a good fit for 505 Games, and vice-versa. The publisher, known for repping titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, and Abzu, has secured worldwide publishing rights for Iga's metroidv...

 
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will now release in 2018

Another delay? Another delay. In a message to Kickstarter backers, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night creator Koji Igarashi confirmed the game will not release in 2017, being pushed back to the first half of 2018. In the video message, ...

 
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Bloodstained is getting a backer-only demo soon

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a playable demo available at E3, but you won't need to be in Los Angeles with us next week to try it out. During the show or sometime "shortly after," Inti Creates will send out the same preview ...

 
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It's still super early, but hey, it's Bloodstained in action

Taking a break from sharing shaders and the like, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Koji Igarashi has something else for this backer update: footage of the game for our prying eyes! It includes Miriam wielding a katana, kicking, and runn...

 
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Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...

 
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Bloodstained Kickstarter ends with over $5.7 million pledged

It doesn't feel like it has been a month since we were first asked "sword or whip?" or we first heard the term "Igavania," but here we are. Koji Igarashi and company launched the Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ho...

 
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Watch IGA play Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Well, here's something you don't see too often. Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates have let us peer into their world, sharing the first (albeit very early and off-screen) footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in action. What's...

 
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will get a PS Vita version

Back when Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night hit its Wii U stretch goal a week ago, it also revealed that for an additional half million dollars it would come to the PlayStation Vita. I was pretty sure it would hit that before the end o...

 
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Igarashi is the world's greatest vampire hunter

Mega64 has partnered with the father of Castlevania, Koji Igarashi, to craft a brutal tale of vampire murder to help promote Iga's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter. Currently Bloodstained is just shy of the $3.5 million s...

 
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Deep Silver is most likely publishing Bloodstained

[Update: Doug Wolf, the attorney of record, called us back and confirmed that he filed the trademark on behalf of Koch Media. It looks like this rumor pans out, although Deep Silver has yet to respond.] When Koji Igarashi announced a K...

 
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Bloodstained will now have a PC beta, similar to Mighty No. 9

If you backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you may want to take a look at your contribution level. IGA and his team have just added another bonus to the $60 tier, which includes access to a PC beta by way of Steam. While a lot of othe...

 
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IGA demonstrates Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night gameplay

Nearly 25,000 people have backed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi's Kickstarter project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. This, despite the fact that there's only mo...

 
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Castlevania successor tops $1 million in under 24 hours

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the newly announced project from Castlevania veteran Koji Igarashi, has pulled in more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter since its unveiling yesterday. In doing so, it's proved (contrary to what publishers ...

 

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