As one of the founder fathers of the Metroidvania genre, Koji Igarashi, split from his long-time position at Konami, the legendary developer took to Kickstarter to amass the small fortune needed to carry on his legacy.
Though relying on Kickstarter used to indicate the desire to break free of publisher restrictions, Igarashi and his team yesterday announced a partnership with Payday 2 publisher 505 Games to help bring Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to the masses.
After 65,000 people pledged a total of $5.5 million toward his new project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was expected to be in the hands of players by March 2017. But shortly after demo builds were released, the team over at ArtPlay decided to push the game back to a distant 2018 window.
Likely affected by the outcome of a similar development story like Mighty No. 9, fans are obviously a little concerned by the news but ultimately accepting of a delay hopefully meaning a better game overall.
The best source of information for the game is still the dedicated Kickstarter page.