Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has officially been delayed into 2019, and the PlayStation Vita version of the game is no longer being made. The news was shared via an update on the game’s Kickstarter page.
The reason given for this delay is that it allows the team to “raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.”
The reason for the cancellation of the PlayStation Vita version is down to “Sony’s plans to discontinue the Vita console, ending production of physical copies and stopping certain online store support features.” Any Kickstarter backers who ordered a PS Vita version can now choose a different version or request a refund.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is being created by ArtPlay and DICO. The game’s production is being led by the producer of the Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi. Its Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5.5 million back in 2015. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will now launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Speaking of Castlevania, Simon and Richter Belmont recently got announced for Super Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as fighters.
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