Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the new Koji Igarashi game, spiritual successor of castlevania: Symphony of the Night, was fully funded, in just 4 hours since the kickstarter was uploaded. The game will be really familiar to those that have played the old school Catlevania games.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will feature 2.5D graphics and the level progression of Castlevania. The protagonist of the game is called Miriam and this is said about her:
Picked up as an orphan by an Alchemist at a young age, she became a host for the dark Alchemists’ curse. Although the magi-crystals were fused with her body at a young age, for 10 years she lay sleeping while the curse matured to its full form. It was during this period that the demons arrived, meaning that she missed their appearance and awoke with a mild form of amnesia, not quite fully understanding what happened to her.
She is a woman of few words but strong of purpose. Her youth is deceiving, making her seem confrontational and quick to judge, though in reality she is constantly evaluating her next step. The pain she felt as an orphaned child fuels her compassionate desire to protect her loved ones and friends.
The other featured characters are Gebel:
Original host for the magi-crystal curse that summons demons to the planet. Gebel (JEE-bill) was the only one to survive its effects at such a high level. He destroyed the guild that created him, but in doing so realized he was no longer human and had no place on Earth. This in turn, lead him to summon the demon castle from hell to appear on the planet.
It is said that his real purpose in summoning the castle was to give Miriam a place of her own, but as his Magi-crystal disease progressed, he soon forgot his own reasoning. The more he surrounded himself with hell-spawn, the quicker the magi-crystals engulfed his body. He continues to plot the downfall of man, and how to best convince (or use) Miriam to achieve his dark ambition.
A member of the defunct Alchemist guild and Gebel’s best friend. Johannes (yo-HAH-nis) was the only Alchemist who dissented with the plan to call demons to the earth to cement Alchemy as the prevalent philosophy. His rejection of the other Alchemists’ scheme is what kept him from sharing their fate. He has a vague understanding that Miriam’s awakening and the demon castle’s appearance are no mere coincidence.
Now that the game is fully funded, further money will go to fund the other stretch goals of the game:
UPDATE: New Stretch Goals revealed:
You can check out this badass video here:
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is scheduled for a March 2017 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC/Mac/Linux.
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