Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Koji Igarashi’s highly anticipated platformer, has been delayed to 2019.
The reason why the game was delayed is to make use of the extra time to increase the game’s quality, especially after receiving feedback from those who’ve played the Beta Backer demo.
In addition, Bloodstained has been cancelled for PlayStation Vita as Sony plans to discontinue the console. The cancellation does not affect the Nintendo Switch version.
See the full explanation for the delay below.
Hi everyone, IGA here.
There are two important announcements we would like to make in this month’s update.
Our first announcement is that the game will now launch in 2019. The most important reason for this is to raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.
The second announcement is that the game will no longer launch on PlayStation Vita. This decision is largely due to Sony’s plans to discontinue the Vita console, ending production of physical copies and stopping certain online store support features.
It is extremely unfortunate, but as a result, we won’t be releasing the game on Vita. For the backers who have ordered the PS Vita version of the game, you will be able to choose another platform or request a refund.
This process should be expected through an email that will be sent by Fangamer. It may be troublesome, but please be sure to respond and make the changes. [Note: Vita backers will be receiving an e-mail with additional instructions soon. Vita backers who would like to change platforms can do so now on their survey pages. Vita backers who backed at an unlimited tier and can receive a refund over PayPal can submit a request before 9/20/18 to initiate a manual refund of the affected games.]
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment, but rest assured we are working harder than ever to deliver the game we all made happen together, please bear with us for a little longer and I thank you for your continued support.