Koji Igarshi, the mastermind behind such classics as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, has a new project on Kickstarter. Entitled Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the project was funded within hours and is well on its way to reaching several stretch goals. If you like “Metroid-vania” type games, you’ll definitely want to check this out!
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer that features RPG and crafting elements. Players assume the role of Miriam, a young woman who suffers from an alchemist’s curse that slowly crystallizes her skin. She must fight her way through a demon-filled castle summoned by her friend Gebel, whose body has also become crystallized.
In addition to Koji Igarshi (or IGA, as fans call him) being the project lead for Bloodstained, there are other familiar names on the team. Sound production will be headed by Michiru Yamane, who composed the unforgettable music of several Castlevania titles over the years. She also scored the soundtrack for Skullgirls and arranged several tracks for Super Smash Bros.
Also on the music team is Ippo Yamada, who has worked on various Mega Man soundtracks as well as other Capcom titles. AND….this is big…. none other than David Hayter (the voice of Solid Snake) has signed on to be the voice of Gebel!
With all this talent on board, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is shaping up to be quite an epic adventure. And for the first time on Kickstarter, backers who pledge at least $60 will have the option to receive a physical copy of the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC!