505 Games and Koji “IGA” Igarashi have announced that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been delayed into 2019, to allow time to “raise the quality level” in response to feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.
The Kickstarter-backed gothic, exploration-focused action platformer was initially estimated to release in March 2017, a project that went on to attract 64,867 backers who pledged more than $5.5 million to support the Castlevania spiritual successor.
“Our first announcement is that the game will now launch in 2019,” Koji “IGA” Igarashi explained in an update. “The most important reason for this is to raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.”
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019.