It has been announced that the future title, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, will be published by 505 Games. Koji Igarashi announced the news via the project’s Kickstarter page yesterday.
The Bloodstained series is the spiritual successor of the Castlevania series, and was Igarashi’s project following his departure from Konami. The original idea of the Kickstarter was to prove that the title had strong demand to investors, and in turn has secured $5,545,991 in funding from backers, exceeding the original target of $500,000 to cover the final 10% of the game’s development costs.
Here’s the announcement, including footage, below:
“We’ve got news! And we wanted to get this to you as soon as possible, so we’re breaking into our usual update schedule to report that:
A publisher has signed onto the Bloodstained project: We’ll be working with 505 Games. They put together a video with IGA to make the announcement (and also show off some new footage of the game). Take a look:
The title will be released in 2018. A development update in September on the project gave details of why this has moved from 2017, advising that this is to ensure the game meets IGA’s quality standards.