The 3DS version of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon was due to launch in Europe tomorrow, but has seen a last-minute delay. One of the handheld cousins to the multiplatform release from Inti Creates will now launch in the region on May 31st. In addition, the Xbox One version has seen an even steeper delay worldwide until June 6th. Inti Creates’ blog cites online store set-up as the reason for these version’s delays.

For us at Inti Creates, this is the first time we have ever done such a large-scale multiplatform, multi-region simultaneous release for a game, and we were unable to properly take into account how much time would be required to get each platform’s online store set-up in each region.

Announced just two weeks ago, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon hits a number of platforms on May 24th across PC, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation Vita. It was one of the top tier rewards on the KickStarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a Castlevania spirtual successor made of Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates. Ritual of the Night itself still has no release date, but is planned to launch in 2018.

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.