Bloodstained confirmed for Wii U release, new PS Vita stretch goal


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 CollectionBatman: Arkham Origins BlackgateInjustice, 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.