Did you ever play any of the Castlevania titles? The spiritual successor to Castlevania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming to Xbox One, brought to you by former Castlevania Series Producer, Koji Igarashi and his company ArtPlay Inc. who have teamed up with 505 Games to publish the title.
Following a a more than successful Kickstarter in 2015, which raised more than $5.5m, Koji decided that they couldn’t bring Bloodstained to all platforms under their own steam. Enter the publishing might of 505 Games.
Like Castlevania before it, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night follows the ‘Metroidvania’ style of gameplay for which Igarashi has become renowned. It will also replicate the 2.5D art style that has worked so well in past. Bloodstained is in development full swing for multiple platforms, including Xbox One and 505 Games will publish it for all except mobile platforms.
505 & ArtPlay have compiled the video below, discussing the partnership and to showcase some of the gameplay and the development process involved. I have to say, from what has been shown in this short clip, it is looking very polished already.
The only massively disappointing thing about this announcement is that it’s suggested we’ll need to wait until 2018 to get our eager gaming fingers on it.