Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed From March 2017 to 2018

September 9, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

In development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates has been delayed to the first half of 2018, Igarashi revealed in a new Kickstarter update. Previously, Bloodstained was planned for a March 2017 release.

As Igarashi explains in the video, “Things have been progressing with development for Bloodstained, but between our current production set-up and release deadline, I’ve realized that at this rate the game may not end up meeting my quality standards.” Additionally, Igarashi says he’s made the decision to add a new development team to the main production “and improve our approach so that we can keep the game fully on track for how I envision it.” Currently, they’re looking to hire those developers.

Igarashi added, “While the release date is not yet set in stone, we’re aiming for the first half of 2018. I apologize for the wait. However, I’d like to emphasize that I made this decision to absolutely guarantee the game is done right the first time.”

[Source: Kickstarter via Gematsu]