Yamane and Yamada score Kickstarter Castlevania successor

Less than 24 hours since its launch, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from former Castlevania producer has raised some 1.2M USD on Kickstarter and smashed its main goal. Described as “a gothic, exploration-focused action platformer”, the game is a spiritual successor to the Castlevania series. Inti Creates, currently wrapping up their work on crowdfunded Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9, is developing the 2.5D game under the lead of Igarashi.

The game’s score will also feature two legendary composers. Michiru Yamane, the much-loved composer behind two decades of Castlevania titles, is serving as a sound producer and composer for the project. “Theme of Bloodstained”, a gothic-inspired orchestral epic, can be previewed on the Kickstarter. She is joined by Inti Creates co-founder and Mega Man composer Ippo Yamada, who will serve as sound director, a sound producer, and composer on the project. Listeners can stream a catchy gothic-rock track he wrote for Bloodstained on the main page.

Those who pledge 28 USD or more are eligible to receive a copy of the game. However, backers will have to pay much more to receive the soundtrack: 100 USD or more for a digital soundtrack, 300 USD or more for a physical soundtrack signed by Yamane. There is now word yet whether a soundtrack will also be commercially-available at a later date. Now the game has met its Kickstarter goal, backers can expect to receive the game in early 2017.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 12, 2015.

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