Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night Delayed To 2019; Vita Version Cancelled

Bloodstained: Ritual Of Night has been delayed to next year. The reason behind the delay was made after receiving feedback from fans who experienced the backer demo build, which lead to the developers pushing the game back to focus on increasing the quality of the game.

The developer additionally announced the cancellation of the PlayStation Vita version. Those who backed the game on Vita will be receiving a refund, or the choice to switch to other platforms available.

Hi everyone, IGA here.

There are two important announcements we would like to make in this month’s update.

Our first announcement is that the game will now launch in 2019. The most important reason for this is to raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.

The second announcement is that the game will no longer launch on PlayStation Vita. This 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.

It is extremely unfortunate, but as a result, we won’t be releasing the game on Vita. For the backers who have ordered the PS Vita version of the game, you will be able to choose another platform or request a refund.

This process should be expected through an email that will be sent by Fangamer. It may be troublesome, but please be sure to respond and make the changes. [Note: Vita backers will be receiving an e-mail with additional instructions soon. Vita backers who would like to change platforms can do so now on their survey pages. Vita backers who backed at an unlimited tier and can receive a refund over PayPal can submit a request before 9/20/18 to initiate a manual refund of the affected games.]

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment, but rest assured we are working harder than ever to deliver the game we all made happen together, please bear with us for a little longer and I thank you for your continued support.

Last Word

Hey everyone, we’re sorry to make you wait a little longer for Bloodstained, but you can trust that this really is in the best interest of the game – and our players. We assure you we’re using the extra time to make Bloodstained even better, based on your input.

Being a huge PlayStation & Sony fan myself, I also know cancelling the Vita version of the game may be disappointing to some of you, but with Sony’s plans to discontinue the console and physical production of games, removing Vita titles from PS+ lineups etc., it was an unfortunate but necessary decision to make. We really hope you’ll continue to support us on one of the other platforms available.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of Night is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and GOG in 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Story Trailer; E3 2018 Demo Now Available for Backers

If you’re one of the $60+ backers, you’re in for a treatment with this beta demo. The demo is approximately around 1.5 hour and can only be accessed from Steam.

An overview of the Bloodstained demo via 505 Games.

Now available as a digital download on Steam for PC, players will be treated to refined content and features, while previewing new enemies and NPCs and taking a deeper look at game narrative and quests. First showcased at 2018 E3 earlier this month, the demo places players on a sailing ship upon stormy seas before progressing through a village and into a dark castle setting, introducing new characters, enemies and bosses along the way. For the first time, players will also be able to experience alchemy and crafting and visit shopkeeper/exorcist Dominique to stock up on various goods to aid them on their journey.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the night will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and PS Vita. No solid date has been revealed yet, but we will keep you informed here as soon as we receive new information.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delays Backer Demo Release to June 28th

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night announced on their Kickstarter that they are delaying the release for the backer beta demo from June 21st to June 28th.

The team is fixing the bugs they have found in the E3 2018 build and are making adjustments for a better experience.

Official statement from creator Koji Igarashi.

In regards to the Backer Beta Demo for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, our launch date has changed from June 21st to June 28th. We sincerely apologize for this delay.

We showcased the demo at E3, but after watching many people play the demo, we found a couple of bugs that we want to fix and several adjustments we wanted to make in order to deliver a better beta experience.

We were very busy supporting the demo for E3, and we have been working all the way up to today’s release date to try to avoid pushing it back, but we were not quite able to complete the work that needs to be done to make the beta experience a great one for backers. As a result, we are forced to delay from the promised date, and we are very sorry.   Please continue to look forward to the beta a little longer, and thank you for your patience. – IGA

Official statement from 505 Games’ Roberto Angel-Corlux

Hello everyone, Roberto (Angel-Corlux) here from 505 Games. As Iga just described, unfortunately we’re going to need to delay the Beta Backer Demo until June 28th, 2018 due to the above mentioned reasons. ArtPlay and 505 are a team and as such, we’d also like to apologize to you for this unexpected delay.

We know it sucks to not have your hands on the demo yet, but we hope you’ll lend us your understanding as we work to make sure the demo is the best experience for you all.

One advantage that will come of this is that the feedback you all will provide will not focus on some of the common issues we ran into with the E3 2018 build.

Again, we really regret not being able to deliver the Beta Backer Demo on time to you, and we are immensely appreciative of your patience and understanding.

A special ‘extra’ apology goes out to those among you who may have taken a day off to really dig into the demo. Please come talk to us in the usual places, Twitter, Discord, Forums, etc., and feel free to ask any questions you may have. As always, we want to be honest and straightforward with you, thanks again everyone for your patience.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is launching in 2018 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch and PC. The spin-off mini game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and PC.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Director on 2 Additional Playable Characters, 10 Game Modes & More!

Director Koji Igarashi had sat down with NVIDIA GeForce during E3 2018, giving them an update on the new features in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

In Bloodstained, the protagonist Miriam can be stabbed by a shard, granting her abilities. These shards were originally demons that was transformed into crystals when they died. The people called Shard Binders who are embedded with the crystals and cursed by them. They can absorb the abilities from the crystalized demons and use those abilities as their own.

There are 2 types of combat style. Players can use a variety of weapons to find a fighting style that suited the player. The second type is absorbing and using the shard abilities to attack and move. There are parts in the game where it is only accessible via shard ability mobility.

Igarashi mentioned that there will be 2 additional playable characters in Bloodstained. It was first promised in the Kickstarter campaign.

Bloodstained will feature 10 different game modes. Igarashi listed only a couple of the game modes in the interview:

  • Main game mode
  • Rogue-lite mode where the maps are procedurally generated
  • Local co-op mode
  • An online co-op mode
  • Boss rush mode that players can fight bosses one after another
  • Boss revenge mode where players play as the boss in a fight against Miriam

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is launching in 2018 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch and PC. The spin-off mini game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and PC.

E3 2018: 16 Minutes of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gameplay

Continuing where the demo left off last year, Koji Igarashi came on IGN Live at E3 2018 to discuss and show off new gameplay for Bloodstained Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Vita and PC. A release date is yet to be announced.

16 minutes of gameplay

IGN live at E3 2018 interview

Watch Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night showcase from E3 2018 tomorrow at IGN live stream

The successfully kickstarted game by the Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, will be showcased at IGN E3 live show tomorrow Thursday 10:30 AM PST. Developers will go live talking about the game and answer some questions while going through the E3 2018 build. For a reminder, backers of the $60+ tier will receive this demo on the 21st of June. You can take a look at the times on this picture of when the game will be live streamed on each platform DfluI1LUcAA589v.jpgNo solid release date has been announced for the full game yet, but we will keep you updated for more details.