Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter update - WayForward involvement, Cyhyreath enemy detailed

Two big tidbits of info in today's Bloodstained Kickstarter update. Check out the full post below!

For this month's update, we have an incredible support who will be joining the Bloodstained team. Can you guess who? It's WayForward!

That's right, WayForward, the makers of Shantae! As you may already know, they are top-tier when it comes to side-scrolling action games. There is even a staff member who previously worked on one of my projects, which is incredibly encouraging.

In consideration of their past achievements, WayForward will be helping the development team realize my vision for this game. Maybe I am even more excited than everyone else - with their help Bloodstained will become an even better game.

We also have some new enemy concept art to show you. This is Cyhyreath.

Cyhyreath first appears to be crouching on the floor. Once the player approaches her, she will fly around and make a death shriek to attack the player.

It's a traditional gothic horror design, and I think it's lovely.

I was talking with the team just before writing this comment and, with WayForward's help, they have been busy helping to improve the game and fix any bugs that pop up.

Speaking of which, there's a really tough one that’s making the game crash that needs to be fixed before the game reaches everyone, so we are scything through them all.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support!


Thu Nov 29 18 04:09pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

This further confirms how amazing this game would have looked Vanillaware-style.

Maybe Castlevania will do it one day.

Thu Nov 29 18 06:27pm
Rating: 1

Or maybe the next Bloodstained game. They've certainly gotten enough feedback in this regard, as the graphical style is probably the top complaint. It's too late to go back and change that now but if RotN does well enough, maybe they can get to work on another... maybe even with Wayforward as the primary developer from the start.

Thu Nov 29 18 06:25pm
Rating: 1

Hmmm. Probably both good and bad news here. Bad because development of the title is clearly not going so hot with it taking this long, going through multiple teams, and it's still such a mess without a release window... but good because, c'mon, Wayforward! That's a talented team that can certainly help whip things into shape.

At the end of the day, I just want this to be a good Iga Metroidvania. I'm not expecting it to surpass Symphony or Aria, but hopefully it is at least as good as something like Harmony of Dissonance. It's nice that Iga obviously cares enough to make sure he doesn't release a disaster unlike Inafune. The series is off to a good start with Curse of the Moon, and I'd love for this title to be good enough to ensure that Iga gets to keep working on more.

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