New Project From Castlevania Designer Now Most Funded Kickstarter Game Ever

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has the highest total ever on Kickstarter for a video game.


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Last month, game designer Koji Igarashi launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new project called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The game has now become the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter, passing the $4,280,000 mark by the time of this writing. Bloodstained blew through the second highest-funded project, an RPG called Torment: Tides of Numenera which collected a little more than $4,188,000.

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Bloodstained is a game in the same style as original PlayStation Castlevania titles. A side-scrolling RPG with explorative elements, it is meant to be a spiritual successor to the games that Igarashi helped develop. He is most famous for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which came out in 1997 for the PlayStation.

The campaign began with a relatively modest goal of $500,000, but it quickly gained momentum and exceeded that mark in a single day. Since then, the campaign total has met several stretch goals, allowing the game to include local co-op, a speed run mode, and Vita and Wii U ports, among other features.

There are still 35 hours left in the Kickstarter campaign. The next stretch goal, at $4,500,000, would allow Igarashi and his studio to develop a prequel mini-game.

Bloodstained is planned to launch in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Wii U.

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