Home Games New Castlevania-esque Game Being Kickstarted From Koji Igarashi
New Castlevania-esque Game Being Kickstarted From Koji Igarashi

New Castlevania-esque Game Being Kickstarted From Koji Igarashi


Legendary Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, who first worked with the series on the seminal Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on the Playstation 1, has taken to Kickstarter in order to fund his latest gaming venture; Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Described as an “exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements“, the game is being made with Igarashi as lead producer,  Michiru Yamane composing the music and Inti Creates leading the development. Building upon the principles that create the ‘Igavania’ gameplay-style, Bloodstained looks to continue the legacy that’s been left behind by Castlevania in recent years.
The premise for Ritual of the Night is as follows: “The 18th century has come to a close. Rapid advancements in science cast a dark shroud of doubt on the magics of old. The world begins to focus on the tangible. Alchemy appears a new hybrid of science and magic. The Alchemist Guild, fearing pressure from new scientific discoveries, begins spreading word of a plague of demons that threaten the world if too much faith is placed in Science. This, of course, is a ruse to protect their power and wealth. However, scientific progress cannot be stopped, and its advancements darken the hearts of the upper Alchemist elite. They begin to gather the ‘pure children’ as test subjects to fuse with dangerous dark magics, a process that turns the children into “demonic magnets” that call demons to earth.
The Alchemists wait for the world to beg for their help, for they know the demon plague, which they set into motion, can only be slowed by their hand. Or so they thought… In an ironic turn of fate, the Alchemists Guild disappears. 10 years after that fateful day, a monstrous and twisted castle filled with demons appears in the dilapidated spot that the greedy Alchemists once called home.”
The Kickstarter goals include physical copies of the game as well as limited editions and, if you’re particularly flush with cash, a chance to hang out with Iga in Japan! Bloodstained is intended to be released on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4, with a release date of March 2017 if successful.