Solid Snake Voice Actor Joins Symphony of the Night Producer's New Game

More than one million dollars pledged to Koji Igarashi's 2.5D action platformer.


The Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a 2.5D action platformer from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night mastermind Koji Igariashi, has reached $1,229,031 at the time of writing. The milestone unlocks the stretch goal allowing its developer to hire Metal Gear Solid voice actor David Hayter for the project.

Hayter is known for portraying Solid Snake across Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, as well as Big Boss in multiple prequel titles.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was funded in under four hours and is in development for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game has been described as a "Igavania"-style title, which genre aficionados have more commonly call a Metroidvania, a portmanteau of Nintendo's Metroid and Castlevania.

The crowdfunding campaign was launched with a $500,000 goal, with Igarashi explaining that he had already raised some funds for development. The Kickstarter campaign was to increase the overall budget, secure funding for bonus features, and release physical Xbox One and PS4 discs as backer rewards.

Igarashi will be serving as the game's director and producer, with Michiru Yamane-- another Castlevania veteran-- composing the music. Development will be handled by Inti Creates, the studio behind Mega Man 9 and Keiji Inafune's upcoming Mighty No. 9.

For more on the game and its creator, read GameSpot's interview with Koji Igarashi on life after Konami.

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