Bloodstained: RotN Earns Over $2 Million
Hey Konami, just think: If you had backed a true Castlevania: Symphony of the Night sequel, you would've received a similar outpouring of love from the fans.
As it stands, it's SotN producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi who is reaping the love.
His Kickstarter project for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - which many consider to be a spiritual successor to SotN - has now raised well over $2 million. That is four times the originally projected goal of $500,000.
Thanks to the extra money, we will now receive local co-op, Boss Rush mode, cheat codes, and a voiceover performance from Metal Gear Solid veteran David Hayter. And IGA and Co. have until June 12 to add to the total; at $2.25 million, we get a special retro level; at $2.5 million, we earn Classic Mode. In this mode, pieces of the game will be worked into a linear experience that "reward[s] timing and survival instead of backtracking and exploration."
As an update on the project's Kickstarter page reads:
"IGA and company are still too early in the planning process to promise anything, but right now he's envisioning six punishing stages. In grand classic platformer fashion, you'll be weaker and the enemies will be stronger, and forget about saving yourself by grinding--no RPG elements here.
If you've always preferred your castles punishingly difficult, straightforward, and scrolling from left to right, this is the stretch goal for you."
Eh, not for me. But I'm sure others will be happy. I'm just happy this game is going to end up on store shelves.
Related Game(s): Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
5/15/2015 9:42:34 PM Ben Dutka