After being successfully funded in Kickstarter, there hasn’t been much news regarding “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night,” a game coming from the director of the acclaimed “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.” Well, a new update from Kickstarter has given fans a quick look at the game.
When the campaign for “Bloostained” was launched, the developer promised to give fans a behind the scenes look at the title. Now that the game has been successfully funded, it looks like the promise has been kept, with numerous test screenshots shown.
The site shows a number of screenshots of the game, along with portraits of the protagonist. Each screenshot has a different color filter to see which fits the tone of the game better and is an interesting look at the game’s production.
Game Informer stated that the goal for the visuals is to make a 3D world with a more 2D aesthetic. This has been done with numerous games before ”Bloodstained,” like the “Bionic Commando” remake for PS3 and the new digital “Strider” game from Capcom.
Still it seems like the developers succeeded in mixing the game’s 3D character models with 2D gameplay. This was probably done to keep the game in line as a spiritual successor to “Symphony of the Night” or any other classic “Castlevania” video game.
This isn’t the first spiritual successor of a franchise to come to Kickstarter of course. Comcept successfully funded “Mighty No. 9,” which is essentially a “Mega Man” game with a different protagonist and a few new features.
Kickstarter has also been used to fund several games from well-known creators like Tim Schaefer, who managed to fund his adventure game “Broken Age” through the online campaign. Schaefer and Double Fine studios have returned to crowd funding again to work on a sequel to “Psychonauts,” which many claim is an underrated hit.
“Bloodstained” is currently solicited for a release on March 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS Vita.