Bloodstained Cancelled For Wii U, Coming to Switch Instead

Bloodstained Cancelled For Wii U, Coming to Switch Instead

The Castlevania spiritual successor has made a shift in platforms.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the planned spiritual successor to the 2D Castlevania games of old, isn't coming until 2018, but there's been a shift in development. When the game was originally Kickstarted, one of the available platforms was the Wii U. In a development update today, the team behind the game announced that the Wii U version has been cancelled, to be replaced by a version for the Nintendo Switch.

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"During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch," wrote project leader Koji Igarashi in a statement on Kickstarter. "This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch."

"We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don't want any other version."

As such, the Nintendo Switch version of the game is now available as an option in the game's backer survey. Backers who have already chosen the Wii U version have automatically had that choice replaced with the Switch version, or they can move to the PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Vita versions. Alternatively, they can ask for a refund for the game by submitting a request prior to April 20, 2017.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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