Bloodstained Being Published By 505 Games

Bloodstained Being Published By 505 Games

Castlevania's spiritual successor finds a new publisher.

In a Kickstarter backer update, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night creator Koji Igarashi has announced that the game has a new publisher. 505 Games will be handling the title, mostly from a marketing standpoint.

"Although we have started this project through Kickstarter, we wanted more people to play now that we are in full production," said Igarashi in the video announcement. "However, we believe this isn't possible with our power alone. We are grateful that a publisher with a vast marketing power such as 505 Games will be working with our small production team."

Igarashi also showed off a new build of the game, talking about his feelings on the the game's current graphics and pointing out areas where he feels the team can improve.

A month ago, Iragashi and company announced that Bloodstained was being pushed back from its original March 2017 release date to the first half of 2018. The reason behind the delay was to make sure that the title was developed properly.

"I've decided to add a new development team to the main production and improve our approach so that we can keep the game fully on track for how I envision it. We're in the process of securing these new developers," Igarashi said at the time. "While the release date is not yet set in stone, we're aiming for the first half of 2018. I apologize for the wait. However, I'd like to emphasize that I made this decision to absolutely guarantee the game is done right the first time."

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is planned for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita. Inti Creates is handling most of the game, while Armature Studio is tackling the Wii U and Vita versions.

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