Castlevania Developer Koji Igarashi Reveals New Project

Castlevania Developer Koji Igarashi Reveals New Project

If you wanted a brand new Igavania style game (that’s the term Koji Igarashi of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night fame uses to describe, well, his own games) then you are in luck. Koji Igarashi has just revealed a brand new project called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night . It will play almost exactly like his famed Castelvania games of the past, and will feature characters that use both swords and whips.

Igarashi has decided to take to Kickstarter in order to procure funding for his project. He is only asking for $500,000 as he has other investors that are willing to back him, should enough people be interested in his project. In only a few hours, Igarashi has already hit that goal. Over 7000 people have donated so far, and $28 is enough to get you a copy of the game.

The Kickstarter page describes the game as such:

The 18th century has come to a close. Rapid advancements in science cast a dark shroud of doubt on the magics of old. The world begins to focus on the tangible.

Alchemy appears a new hybrid of science and magic. The Alchemist Guild, fearing pressure from new scientific discoveries, begins spreading word of a plague of demons that threaten the world if too much faith is placed in Science. This, of course, is a ruse to protect their power and wealth.

However, scientific progress cannot be stopped, and its advancements darken the hearts of the upper Alchemist elite. They begin to gather the “pure children” as test subjects to fuse with dangerous dark magics, a process that turns the children into “demonic magnets” that call demons to earth.

The Alchemists wait for the world to beg for their help, for they know the demon plague, which they set into motion, can only be slowed by their hand. Or so they thought…

In an ironic turn of fate, the Alchemists Guild disappears. 10 years after that fateful day, a monstrous and twisted castle filled with demons appears in the dilapidated spot that the greedy Alchemists once called home.

Just swap out Dracula for Alchemists and Demons and you basically know what you are getting into.

Castlevania Developer Koji Igarashi Reveals New Project

In addition, Igarashi posted what might be the most awesome Kickstarter pitch video we have seen so far. It’s chock full of Castlevania references and an uncomfortable dose of S&M. Igarashi is weird.

Head on over to the official Kickstarter page to pledge your support.

Source: Kickstarter

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