One of the biggest video game kickstarter successes came from the mind some of the best Castlevania games in recent memory, and now it looks like Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is getting a well deserved sequel!
According to publisher 505 Games during their fiscal year 2020/ 2021 Q3 results presentation, they are currently developing a second version of the game — which could translate to a new sequel or possibly an enhanced version for next-gen consoles!
Latest creation of Koji Igarashi, the former series producer of the Castelvania franchise.
Worldwide publishing rights on PC and all console formats.
High Metacritic score (average 81).
€30.2 million life-to-date revenues—more than one million copies sold.
Expected lifetime revenues of at least €30 million.
Second version in development.
Bloodstained first came to mind as the brainchild of Igarashi — who considers it a spiritual successor to his Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night and launched a successful kickstarter campaign in 2015 to crowdfund the game following his departure from Konami the previous year. The Metroidvania styled game was first released for consoles and PC nearly two years ago — and has enjoyed praise and positive reviews from gamers and critics alike. Two 8-bit style games in Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 1 and 2 were also released as companion pieces to Ritual of the Night — and they have equally garnered praise from fans as well.
If you love the Castlevania games and haven’t played Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night yet — check out our review of this wonderful game here.
We’ll have more news about the Bloodstained sequel/ follow-up when more information is released by ArtPlay and 505 Games.
Source: Digital Bros fiscal year report