Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the new Metroidvania action game from Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi, has been delayed to 2019. Oh, and the PlayStation Vita version of Bloodstained is dead. RIP.
Bloodstained is the upcoming crowdfunded game from former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi and was originally scheduled to come out sometime in 2018 after a previous delay. The team announced the new delay today on a Kickstarter news post and cited the need to "raise the quality level" of the title before launch.
More importantly, the previously planned Vita version of Bloodstained is no longer coming. The news post explains that, "The decision is largely due to Sony's plans to discontinue the Vita console, ending production of physical copies and stopping certain online store support features."
Backers who chose the Vita version of Bloodstained will be asked to choose another platform or can request a refund. Bloodstained is still scheduled to come out on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
This is sad news for Vita fans, but the writing is on the walls for the console. Sony revealed the production of Vita cartridges are scheduled to end, and PS Vita games will no longer be offered for free as part of PS Plus starting next year. If you're interested in Bloodstained though, you can check out our Bloodstained preview.