Castlevania’s spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has hit its Wii U Kickstarter goal of $3 mil. The Wii U version of Bloodstained like the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC versions will be available in both physical and digital versions.
The game will be ported over to the Wii U by Armature Studio, who previously worked on Borderlands: The Handsome collection. The Wii U version of Bloodstained will include some platform specific features like:
- Pro Controller Support
- The map on GamePad while playing on the TV
- The ability to draw on/annotate the map
- Play exclusively on the GamePad (off-screen play)
- Miiverse social integration
- Featuring your Mii in-game
Two new stretch goals were also announced, Asynchronous Multiplayer at $3.25 mil and a PS Vita port at $3.5 mil.
Asynchronous Online Multiplayer
- “Borrow” a friend’s character stats for a certain amount of time (your friend will get a bonus)
- Ghost Data (See friend’s saved character movements while fighting a boss)
- Friend’s playthroughs affect your game in some way (e.g. a gravestone and an offering might mark the spot where your friend died)
- Plus another surprise that we’ll unveil soon…
PS Vita Version
- Armature will be working with the development team on the PS4 version to see what it can do to make both platforms complement each other.
- Most of Armature’s games have been released on the PS Vita—that would be Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Injustice, and The Unfinished Swan.
- Armature knows the PS Vita platform inside and out, and it’ll do it justice as it brings you Bloodstained, running on UE4, to the PS Vita.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set for a March 2017 release on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Wii U.