Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a successor to the incredibly popular Castlevania series produced by Koji Igarashi, has successfully surpassed its current stretch goal of $3.5 million in funding on Kickstarter. The Bloodstained team will now work with Armature Studio in developing a PlayStation Vita physical and digital copy of the game.
In an update on the Bloodstained Kickstarter page, Armature informed us of its plans for the PS Vita port:
“Once again, the Bloodstained backers have not failed us. We have hit the PS Vita stretch goal! Here are our thoughts on inclusions into the PS Vita version:
- Music Export – We thought it would be awesome to be able to export the game’s music to the Vita’s music library. So we’re going to do that.
- PS4 Cross Save Support – Obviously, we’ll need to work with the PS4 dev team on this, but we’ve done cross save before and we’d love to do it again.
- Touch Screen Support – Remember how we mentioned drawing on the map on the Wii U version? Why not do that for Vita too? And scrub around the map with your finger as well.
- PlayStation TV – We’ll also make sure that the game is fully playable on the PS TV.
We are truly honored to be part of this project, and to work with the other development teams to help bring another one of Igarashi-san’s masterpieces to a handheld.”
In case you are not familiar with Armature Studio and their work, they have previously welcomed the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and The Unfinished Swan to the Playstation Vita.
If for some odd reason you are not yet hyped to experience another title from Koji Igarashi, both the PS One classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and PSP title Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Vita ports can be purchased on the EU PS Store, and are perfect examples of why you should be hyped for another masterpiece by Iga.
Despite the fact that Bloodstained will be developed for the PlayStation 4, at this moment in time it is unclear whether the game will have Remote Play functionality, as well as a Cross-Buy option to satisfy your multi-system needs.
Bloodstained is set to be released in March 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U and the PlayStation Vita.