Who better to bring a Metroidvania to Nintendo’s console than ex-Metroid developers?
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual sequel to the classic Castlevania games by Koji Igarashi, was announced on Kickstarter a little while ago, and it very successfully met its funding goals. It is currently under development, but a new stretch goal for $3 million could see the game come to Wii U. And the people bringing the title over to Nintendo’s console? None other than the studio Armature, which is comprised of a lot of developers who previously worked on classic Nintendo games such as Metroid Prime.
“When we were approached with the opportunity to assist with Bloodstained on Wii U, we were ecstatic,” Armature said in a statement posted to Kickstarter. “This style of game is one we are intimately familiar with from our Metroid Prime days, and it’s exciting to once again put our familiarity with Nintendo hardware to good use. … We look forward to the challenge of making sure that the Wii U edition of Bloodstained stands proudly with its brethren on Unreal Engine 4.”
Will the game actually hit its funding? That remains to be seen, but we will keep you posted. Stay tuned.