Bloodstained Gets New Video Update

A brief look at how a Metroidvania game is built.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 04/05/2016 17:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

When celebrated Castlevania developer Koji Igarashi announced he would be making a spiritual successor to the legendary franchise, fans of the Metroidvania genre flocked to Kickstarter to make it one of the most successful video game campaigns at the time. Of course, crowdfunding can be a somewhat risky endeavor for consumers if the end product can’t come to fruition, but Igarashi has been quite good about keeping the fans up to date, as can be seen in this most recent video update.

Rather than showing off a seemingly completed product, Igarashi gives a behind-the-scenes look at how stages are put together, and what an area looks like before being filled in with the promised Gothic-styled visuals and populated with horrible monsters of the night. Of course, it might not seem like a lot to look at now, but keep in mind the game still isn’t expected to launch until March 2017 on numerous systems including Wii U. So, I think it’s safe to assume we’ll see plenty more of the game between now and then.

Source: Siliconera

One Response to “Bloodstained Gets New Video Update”

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    ejamer says...

    I’m not a fan of using KickStarter for video games. They are such large, long-term projects that it seems very risky… and more often than not the final results have seemed underwhelming, failing to capture the (usually) good ideas laid out in the campaigns.

    There are exceptions of course. Shovel Knight turned out great, as did FTL and a handful of other games.

    Bloodstained continues to be one of those rare KickStarter gems that looks extremely promising. In fact, it’s probably my most wanted game on Wii U at this point – and one of very few points of excitement still ahead for the console.

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