505 Games has announced the release date, price and more about “Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night,” but not everyone is happy about it.

“Bloodstained,” an “Igavania” title produced by Koji Igarashi, the same man who produced the popular PlayStation classic “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night,” is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch next month.

According to a press release, “Bloodstained” will be released on June 18 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC and June 25 for the Switch. The game will be followed with a lot of content right after launch.

Day One updates for the game include a “Pure Miriam” outfit for the main protagonist, as well as the Boss Rush and Speedrun game modes. Later, “Bloodstained” will be updated to get two more playable characters, local and online multiplayer for certain game modes, and a few more game modes:

  • Roguelike mode
  • Chaos mode
  • Classic mode
  • Boss Revenge mode

A representative for 505 Games said that some content, previously promised to be for backers only, will become available to everyone who wants to get the game. The content, dubbed “Iga’s Back Pack,” will allow players to fight against Igarashi as the “Iga Boss” and receive the Swordwhip weapon as a reward. It can be purchased for $9.99.

Not happy

While the release marks the end of a long period of waiting that began with a Kickstarter campaign in 2015, not everyone is happy about it. Some backers, or those who funded the game in Kickstarter, are actually annoyed at 505 Games’ announcement about it.

While some backers aren’t actully affected by the fact that “Iga’s Back Pack” will be made available for non-backers, many backers are irritated at another thing: a steel case.

According to 505 Games, the “Bloodstained” FuturePak steel case will be available for those who preorder the game for free. Backers, on the other hand, will be able to get it for $14.99.

Here’s what made many backers angry: Preordering the game from retailers like Best Buy will cost players $39.99. Those who preorder might be able to receive the steel case for free, and will be able to get “Iga’s Back Pack” for an additional $9.99. They only need to spend less than $50 to get all of that.

Backers, on the other hand, gave $60 to get the game along with the previously promised exclusive content that’s now available to the public. In addition, they will need to pay $14.99 for the case, which means they will spend a total of $75 to get everything non-backers can get for less.

Nevertheless, the game is coming next month. Interested parties can preorder here.

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