SURPRISE: it was funded in less than twelve hours
Guys, remember swordorwhip.com? We talked about it on last week’s podcast, come on guys. Earlier today, the heavy implications set forth by that website were realized in the form of yet another Kick Starter by a famous, but now rogue video game designer.
Koji Igarashi and his team got the masses to fund Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which they are calling “An exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements.” Better known to everyone else as a “straight-up Castlevania game.” Which I am not saying is a bad thing. Quite the opposite. I love the newer Castlevania games and the way they blend platforming and 2D action with item collecting, leveling up, platforming, exploration, and boss slaying. If this game is half the game Symphony of the Night is, it’s already worth the million bucks.
Looking at the reward tiers, they want $28 for a digital copy of the game. That SEEMS steep at first glance, but for a full release of a brand new game developed by a talented team of industry veterans, even if it appears to be “indie” and dubbed “worthless” because of its “shitty graphics” by the “generation of gamers who’s first game was Halo and now they just play Minecraft,” it’s not that bad. Makes me wonder exactly how much this game is going to retail for, or if they’re going to actually sell the physical copies that they’re offering as rewards.
Either way, three important take-aways: the concept art makes it seem like you’re going to get a chance to wield a sword AND a whip, this game is most likely going to be awesome, and we aren’t going to see this shit until like Q1 2017.
P.S. Did I mention one of the stretch goals they reached is voice acting by David Hayter, the voice of motherfucking SOLID SNAKE? Who, apparently, looks like this:
Huh. Not what I imagined, really…