We reported a few days ago that the metroidvania Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is confirmed for a release on Nintendo Switch, but it comes with a price. Studio Inti Creates (Mega Man Zero) and 505 Games just published a statement on the Kickstarter page of the project, to cancel the Wii U version.
The sad news comes directly from Producer Koji Igarashi, who says that they decided to shift development to the Switch because of a lack of necessary support from Nintendo. Since the “hardware maker” has discontinued their previous system, it was pretty obvious they would stop supporting developers. For backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you can ask directly to get the Switch one or even the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Vita version. If you don’t own one of those systems or just don’t want the game anymore, you can ask for a refund, under certain circumstances (cf. Kickstarter page).
Igarashi also has prepared introductions for three of the characters Miriam will meet during her adventures. We’ll have further informations on this later on.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set for a release on Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Hello, this is IGA.
Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained.
During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.
This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.
We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don’t want any other version.
We hope you will continue to support us.