Q&A: Castlevania's Koji Igarashi returns with new game, Bloodstained

As we'd guessed from the Sword or Whip teaser site and other hints, Castlevania maestro Koji "IGA" Igarashi has indeed returned with a new game in the vein of the series that produced for most of the 2000s -- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained, unsurprisingly, marks Igarashi's return to his signature style of game, the "metroidvania" -- so named for 1997's Symphony of the Night, which adopted a style reminiscent of Nintendo's Super Metroid and so codified a genre.

It's a clear attempt to give fans what they want: it's a side-scrolling adventure game with a gothic vibe, starring a new heroine, Miriam. Cursed by magic, she explores a demonic castle.

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Kyosuke_Sanada1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

I love the art style so far which reminds of Ayami Kojima's work (which is a shame that she cannot help in the project this time) and the return of Michiru Yamane means a god-tier soundtrack is inbound. I will gladly take part.

Also great words by Iga on his view of the mobile gaming industry.

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Ristul1257d ago

I'm happy for Iga-san, also good to see that we can make these games a reality trough Kickstarter without the help of Publishers like Konami who clearly don't support these kind of games anymore.