Koji Igarashi’s return to Metroidvania games has proven rather popular, with the Kickstarter nearly hitting $1,500,000 in one day.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night opened up on Kickstarter yesterday, seeking $500,000. At the time of writing it’s sitting on $1,427,274, which – if I can do some basic multiplication correctly – is nearly triple what was initially asked for.
Bloodstained‘s request for $500,000 wasn’t just to fund the game; it was to prove to an unnamed partner that there was a genuine desire for this game, at which point said partner would kick in more funding. With the game having already broken every stretch goal revealed (including two new ones – cheat codes, and local co-op) I’d say it’s probably managed that quite admirably.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.