After the tragedy of Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko, Koji Igarashi has started the redemption process. A new gameplay video for Bloodstained Ritual of the Night has been posted on it’s Kickstarter page, along with an important announcement.
Igarashi, driving force behind Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, started a Kickstarter for it’s successor, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night. Bloodstained is estimated to be released in March 2017 and has met all of the stretch goals posted on it’s Kickstarter. If you haven’t backed this game yet and wish to do so last minute, your in luck! Pledges will be accepted until June 13. Additionally $60 supporters will be receiving a demo soon.
This new video introduces fans to Miriam, the main protagonist, who is aboard the Galleon Minerva. Floating adrift on stormy seas, Miriam explores the depths of this ship. Minerva is a pretty worn down vessel, holes in the hull give us a glance at the wind whipped water and you can hear the whistle of the storm through the loose boards. No enemies are in the video which has disappointed some backers. Some speculate the video is missing enemies because this ship is meant to carry Miriam safely to the castle, where most of the action will be.
The very same demo that the $60 tier backers are receiving will be shown this year at the Xbox booth at this year’s E3! According to the Kickstarter page, backers can expect their previews either during E3 or shortly after. Currently the demo is only playable on Windows and will be distributed via Steam.
Bloodstained Ritual of the Night’s presence at E3 is a good indicator that the game is progressing well. This video may not feature any foes, but many fans are itching to have it. General feedback is positive with mentions to the amount of detail. Most of the complaints, besides the lack of enemies, are expected in a game that isn’t quite finished.