After infusing some inspiration from the Metroid games in 1997’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Konami’s gothic action franchise became known for giving players massive castles in which to explore and battle the minions of Dracula. Though Castlevania’s future might be in limbo, the man who led the franchise through its golden years, Koji Igarashi, is hard at work at the spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and it might just be his biggest game yet.
Igarashi has said that his new game will feature over 1,600 rooms, a number that easily trumps all previous Castlevania games and outdoes the universally acclaimed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night by a factor of 1.5. Even the developer is surprised by how big the world has become, stating that the team now plans to create more enemy types to fill out the space and might even add to the story and cast of characters to keep the larger environment compelling.
The developers will have plenty of time to add to their game seeing how Bloodstained isn’t expected to see the light of day on Wii U until early 2017. We’ll have to wait until then to see what can be done with a $5.5 million Kickstarter campaign.