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​Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Blows Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

Without a doubt, the Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a resounding success. The spiritual successor to the Castlevania series still has cash rolling in, basically guaranteeing that this will be the gothic Metroidvania that fans have been pining for. As of this writing, there are only four days left for crowd-funding, and if you take a gander at the Kickstarter page, you’ll see that Koji Igarashi still has one stretch goal left to reveal. 

The funding is currently hovering around $3.6 million, absolutely destroying its initial goal of $500,00. The following are the remaining revealed goals:

  • $3.75 million – Orchestrated music will make it onto the official soundtrack, composed by Castlevania veteran Michiru Yamane.
  • $4 million – Real time online multiplayer challenge mode added.
  • $4.25 million – A third playable character will be added to the roster. The game has a new cast, so who this character will be is entirely unknown.
  • $4.5 million – A retro-styled, bite-sized prequel game will be released on consoles a little bit in advance to set up the story for the main game.
  • $4.75 million – The prequel game will be released on the 3DS and Vita.

While it’s kind of tough to believe that the loftiest of these goals will be reached in four days, who really knows? After all, major Kickstarter projects historically have had massive spikes at the very beginning and end of funding. So, if you haven’t backed it yet, do these new stretch goals persuade?

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      1. lmfao Now this comment of yours has definitely exposed you as either a dumb ape, a sheep, or a troll. Either way, carry on. Here’s a banana, little entertainer! Continue entertaining us, little one!

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    1. That depends on the type of Castlevania you’re looking for. There are 2 types: 1st is the Classic Castlevania where the game is divided into levels. 2nd is the Metroidvania-type introduced by Symphony of the Night, where you roam one big giant castle.

      If you want a very good classic Castlevania game, go for Super Castlevania IV (SNES). For the Metroidvania style, go for either Symphony of the Night (PS and available on Xbox Live & PSN), Aria of Sorrow (GBA) or Order of Ecclesia (NDS).

      There’s also the more recent Lords of Shadow games, but many people have mixed feelings about these games.

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      1. Sure, I guess you among other people enjoyed the game. It was satisfying at most. But I was completely disappointed. Combining gameplay elements from LoS and previous Metroidvania titles was a hit and miss.
        Plus, I found the game very shallow. I finished it in a day and unlocked the secret ending right on my first playthrough! Thankfully, I managed to sell it back at a good price.

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    1. Ah, crap. It’s only 4 more days left though. I don’t really think it will make it. Aw. :( But maybe I should try pledging $60 anyways. Just to support it and get a copy…

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  1. $4.25 million sounds like a lot just to add another playable character. If they were planning on more characters to add to the story then they should be focusing on that first before ambitiously expanding the game. All in for that prequel game

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  2. I have to be honest, with how much these ppl don’t follow through with their word on these kickstarters I’m surprised anybody donates. Only way I’m donating is if the game comes out on the platform they said it was going to and I have it. That’s when they get my money. I’ll be damned if I give money and they rob me. Poor ppl that donated for project cars for the wii u.

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    1. The descriptions(well,at least their images) have been updated accordingly.

      Plus,in the FAQ it says:”All eligible backers will receive a survey sometime AFTER the Kickstarter has ended. You’ll be able to select which version (or versions) of the game you would like to receive”
      Select the Wii U version of the game in after the kickstarter ends in 3 days(atm of writing),if you choose to pledge

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      1. Simply put,the Wii U version is technically available
        But IMO,I’d just wait till the game is made available on the eShop

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      2. Why pay good money to have bootleg castlevania download you can have Emulator and thousnds of games for free…

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  3. This boot leg Castle vania aint bout shyt the last good Castlevaina was Castlevania Bloodlines for Genesis before the series turned into Metroidvania and this game is modern bootleg garbage

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  4. The Prequel game probably will not be funded in time but that shouldn’t discourage them from relaunching it as a new game. All these extra stretch goals feel like they are asking for more money then what is actually needed. A sequel project would fare better

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  5. I only want the prequel game if the handheld versions are actually released physical, but “bite-sized” makes me guess they will take the lazy route out with it. If it does get made all sense should indicate that it should be included with the main game either bundled or as an unlockable.

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