Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming to Nintendo Switch, with creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi confirming the news in a Kickstarter update.
Within, he partly blamed Nintendo for being unable to provide the “necessary support” after the new console had launched worldwide, resulting in the shift in deciding which platform to continue to develop for.
“Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained,” IGA shared in a development update.
“During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.
“This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.
“We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don’t want any other version. We hope you will continue to support us.”
The Nintendo Switch version is now available as an option in the backer survey, for those that had chosen Wii U and now wish to change their selection. You will be able to choose Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PlayStation Vita, or, if preferred, you can request a refund if you meet these criteria:
- You filled out your backer survey and selected the Wii U version prior to this update.
- You backed at an unlimited tier ($28 to $500)
- You are able to receive a refund via PayPal
- You submit your refund request before the April 20, 2017 deadline.
Those that want to ask for a refund should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Bloodstained Wii U refund,” specifying the email address that is associated with your PayPal account.