Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Is Now A Nintendo Switch Game

The Wii U version is no more. It's been canned! Instead, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

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"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," states Bloodstained designer Koji Igarashi on the game's Kickstarter page. "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." 

The game is still slated to come to the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Vita.

Backers can, forgive the pun, switch their support to the Switch version or ask for a refund. Here are more details from the game's Kickstarter page:

How this will work for Kickstarter and slacker backers: The Switch version is now available as an option in the backer survey for anyone who has a physical or digital version of Bloodstained coming, replacing the Wii U version. (Just use the same link you were sent to fill out your survey initially; if you have any problems with your survey, or don't have your link any more, we can help: email [email protected])

If you selected the Wii U version in your backer survey and you want the Switch version, you're all set! The Switch version has replaced the Wii U version in the survey, so no further action is necessary on your part.

If you selected the Wii U version and you want to move to a PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Vita version, you can go to your backer survey and make the change now. (Click the "Change Your Survey Answers" link.)

If you selected the Wii U version and don't want any of the Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Vita versions, you're eligible for a cancellation and refund if you meet all the following 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.

If you're eligible for a refund and backed at a tier that included two copies of the game, including the Wii U version, we can also help you adjust your tier to its single-copy equivalent. Refund requests will be processed via PayPal at a later date.

All requests should be e-mailed to [email protected] with the subject "Bloodstained Wii U refund." (Please include the email address associated with your PayPal account.)

Bloodstained was originally slated to hit this month, but has been delayed to 2018.


    I love me some castlevania, but this game is taking soooo long to come out.

      Its been like two years, hasn't it? That is not that long.

        2015 kickstarter for a 2018 release feels like an age.

          Star Citizen...

          I love it and undestand why it has taken so long to develop, but feature creep keeps pushing development back.

            Chris Roberts, with noone to keep him in check, is why star citizen will never really be finished. I love the dedication though!

            But this is hardly on that scale. Bloodstained is a game Konami/iga produced annually for like a decade. I want it to be a return to form, but I also want it now.

    I wish this article gave me even the briefest understanding of what this game is.

      Castlevania-like kickstarter title. I would be pissed if I preordered for the WiiU version, but would probably also slap myself for buying in for that platform anywhere.

        I'm more surprised that it took this long for them to announce it. Been waiting for them to say so pretty much since the Switch was announced. Even moreso after Yooka-Laylee canned their Wii U version.

    Not coming to the WiiU, but going to the Vita.

    Should have sold my WiiU months ago and just bought VR for the PS4

      Its probably the lower res Vita screen making the game run smoother considering there isn't much difference in performance.

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