Now reigning as the most heavily-funded video game on Kickstarter, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has blown past Obsidian’s $3.9 million campaign for Pillars of Eternity (formerly Project Eternity) with a grand total of $5,545,991. Bloodstained is a spiritual successor to the exploration-based Castlevania games, such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and is being developed by an all-star team famous for their work with the franchise. Leading the project is Koji Igarashi, who has been at the helm of the Castlevania franchise since the release of Symphony, but left Konami in 2014 to strike out on his own. Right now, it certainly looks like he made the right decision.
With its incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, Bloodstained is set to include all of its stretch goals. The game will release on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Vita, and will release on PC, Mac, and Linex through Steam and GOG.com. There will be both digital and physical retail copies of the game. It will include three playable characters, local co-op, asynchronous online multiplayer, cheat codes, the largest castle that Igarashi has crafted yet, a roguelike dungeon, boss revenge mode, and much more.
If you’re still interested in contributing to the development of Bloodstained, there is a slacker backer option on the Kickstarter page that you can use to receive backer rewards between the $28-5oo tiers. Here’s hoping that Igarashi doesn’t let all of funding go to his head and delivers a masterpiece his supporters can be proud of.