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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Wii U Goal Confirmed

by Donald Theriault - May 26, 2015, 7:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Kickstarter

The social goals are done, just bring money.

As teased last week, Koji Igarashi's spiritual successor to the Game Boy Advance and DS Castlevania games Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will come to Wii U if the project reaches US$3m before June 13.

The project is currently funded to the tune of $2.75m between Kickstarter and PayPal pledges, and based on reaching this pledge level will be Igarashi's "biggest game ever". Jake "virt" Kaufmann will also contribute songs to the game's soundtrack as well as returning composers from the Castlevania series.

Should the $3m goal be reached, Armature Studios will be contracted to handle the Wii U version. The studio originally founded by former Retro Studios executives who worked on the Metroid Prime series, Armature's most recent releases for Nintendo systems were Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate for 3DS in 2013 and the Deluxe Edition of the game for Wii U in 2014.

Talkback

ShyGuyMay 26, 2015

Armature's resume will include Metroid and Vania.

broodwarsMay 26, 2015

For the low, LOW price of $3 million, you TOO can have a low-priority port of Iga's Castlevania knock-off done by a mediocre development team that's never made a notable game since they split away from Nintendo...due for release long after the Wii U's ceased to be even the blip on the gaming industry's radar it already is. I'd rather have a Vita port, thanks, if we're looking at porting games to devices no one owns.

ejamerMay 26, 2015

On the other hand... I'm actually excited by this news.  Not excited enough to put up money before the game is actually available, but certainly excited enough to buy on Wii U once it's released.


Only thing that could be better is if it got a retail release, a la Mighty No. 9!

EnnerMay 26, 2015

Pretty neat.
While there are problems and unresolved issues with all parties and products involved here, it would be good to see the game come out well and on Wii U.

NeoStar9XMay 26, 2015

There it is. Armature. That's not a positive name drop at all. Their track record hasn't been  good on Nintendo platforms. Sony platforms on the other hand sure. So not only will a Wii U version come if 3 million is hit and it's being done by a questionable at best or a straight up bad developer worse. Nope. That does not at all make want to put any money down towards this.

NeoStar9XMay 26, 2015

There it is. Armature. That's not a positive name drop at all. Their track record hasn't been good on Nintendo platforms. Sony platforms on the other hand sure. So not only will a Wii U version come if 3 million is hit, and that's a claim that might not actually be delivered on based on past kickstarters and it's being done by a questionable at best or a straight up bad developer worse. Nope. That does not at all make want to put any money down towards this.

tyto_albaMay 26, 2015

Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate is one of my favourite 3DS games. There were some technical problems with certain Boss fights, but the 3D looked great. If they add 3D to the Bloodstained version, it might just be the best version out there. If you like 3D that is.

tyto_albaMay 26, 2015

oops, just noticed they are only making a Wii U version. Well, let's hope they make it to 4 million $ then.

motangMay 27, 2015

Now that I can back!  ;D

Luigi DudeMay 27, 2015

On the complaints about Armature, Bloodstained is going to be a much easier game to port then their previous titles were.  All their other ports were of big budget retail games that were all 3D, which offered a lot more problems.  Bloodstained on the other hand is a 2D game being made on a low budget by IGA, so you know it's not exactly going to be pushing the PS4/One hardware, making the porting much easier as well.

So yeah, porting this game isn't exactly going to be rocket science.  If Armature can't handle this then they might as well just leave the industry and go back to school for something else because they clearly fail at their choosen profession.

AdrockMay 27, 2015

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially billed as 2.5D and built on Unreal Engine 4. Last I checked (which admittedly was a while ago), Unreal Engine 4 doesn't support Wii U, and Epic's official line is if a developer wants to use Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U, it can port the engine itself. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is also higher budget than pretty much all of IGA's sprite based Castlevania games since it's in HD and he can't reuse assets from previous games. That said, I don't think the port is going to be quite as easy as you're making it out to be, but I hope Armature Studio figures it out all the same.

ShyGuyMay 28, 2015

You know, I've been cleaning old pictures off my hard drive lately to make my backup files smaller, and I came across a picture of Jonny handling Iga's whip. Flashback Friday!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/shyguy70/36_zpsxybi4qa1.jpg

I don't know why I have this picture...

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