Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an upcoming 2D gothic, exploration-focused action platformer and a spiritual successor to the 2D Castlevania games, now it seems the game has been delayed to 2019 and the Vita version for the game has been canceled, details below.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed
The game was one of the most anticipated games of this year, but it seems fans will have to wait a bit before they can it, from an official update on the Kickstarter page
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.
Further commenting on the Vita Version
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.]
So it seems it was due to Sony’s plans to discontinue support for the console rather than a decision made against the console by the developers, they further apologized by saying
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.
They also posted a video, where they discuss this
We hope the game becomes everything the fans want, even if it takes more time and comes out next year, but we’re sad to see it not coming to Vita.
In other news, Windjammers 2 has been announced for Nintendo Switch, check out the details about it here. We’re excited to see the Nintendo Switch library constantly growing, with ports of older games and new ones being announced on a daily basis.
What do you think about this delay and cancellation? Are you excited about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night? Let us know in the comments below