Despite all the naysayers declaring the PlayStation Vita a dead console and Sony seemingly distancing itself from the "legacy" platform as if it has smallpox, the handheld is still getting new games. The latest title to be gracing the portable comes courtesy of Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
The Castlevania-inspired gothic adventure is currently being funded over on Kickstarter and it has recently surpassed the funding amount required to get a Vita port off the ground after hitting the $3.5 million stretch goal. The adaptation will be handled by Armature Studio, the same folks who made Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the system, as well as the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – it knows its way around the handheld. Armature also has some ideas for what it can bring to the Vita edition, some of which are pretty darn cool:
- Music Export – We thought it would be awesome to be able to export the game's music to the Vita's music library. So we're going to do that.
- PS4 Cross Save Support – Obviously, we'll need to work with the PS4 dev team on this, but we've done cross-save before and we'd love to do it again.
- Touch Screen Support – Remember how we mentioned drawing on the map on the Wii U version? Why not do that for Vita too? And scrub around the map with your finger as well.
- PlayStation TV - We'll also make sure that the game is fully playable on the PS TV.
For those not in the know, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night comes from the same chap who helped propel the Castlevania series to success with Konami before leaving to do his own thing. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will also be getting a limited physical release for those who pledge $60 or more to the campaign.
Are you looking forward to yet another 2D adventure on the go, or are you holding out against all reasonable hope for some big AAA games in the future? Optimistic comments down below, please.