Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Delayed Until 2018

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night

In a recent update for Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, Koji Igarashi and his team have stated that the game will be delayed until the first half of 2018 in order to meet their quality standards. In an effort to meet these standards, a new development team has been added to assist the current team, in order to keep the game true to their original vision.

Koji Igarashi had this to say about the delay:

The last thing I want to do is keep our backers waiting, but after receiving such incredible support, I feel responsible for delivering the best product I possibly can. Again, I offer my sincerest apologies. 


Here is an update video detailing the delay

Fans can expect to hear some songs and commentary from composer Michiru Yamane in the next update for the game.

Are you disappointed by this delay? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Jonah Rosen

    Delays are okay and all and sometimes even necessary, but I seriously hope this doesn’t end up being the next Mighty No. 9…..

    • Panpopo

      Unless it deters significantly from their demo, it should be fine. The delays may have to do with large castle per the kickstarter stretch goal, along with the multiple platforms being developed for.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Oh, I have high hopes for it and IGA’s team seems to be more organized than Inafune’s from what I’ve seen, (then again I’ve only been lightly following both projects) but I still can’t help but feel weary after what happened with MN9.

    • ProfessorFluffy

      We’d probably get some warning signs ahead of time if that could happen. Like if they launch another kickstarter tomorrow because their budget can’t cover the increase in salary expenses the delay and increase in staff will cause.

  • Mr0303

    I doubt that anyone is surprised by these news. Delays for these big name Kickstarter projects are the rule rather than the exception.

  • chinangel

    Hey i’m okay with that. He’s being transparent about the game and i’d rather have a game released later and be more complete then released early while missing features and being of poorer quality.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    2018 just sounds very excessive to me.