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.
I thought you can ONLY get the physical release if paid $60 or more? Glad I pledged $28, Just have to decide between getting the PS4 version or the Vita version, I definitely want the game for both systems.
@Sonicfan11589 Yeah, you're right - have updated.
ugh. darn. Wish i was wrong.
This is great news so the only system left that it could possibly be released on is the 3DS.
AWESOME NEWS! Can't wait to play this on my Vita!
3DS lacks the horsepower unfortunately.
As far as the Vita, Bloodstained is a nice fit.....but if this game is released in late 2016 or early 2017, I reckon the Vita will be close to its dying breath.
I love more Armature Studio
My first ever backed Kickstarter. Been going back and forth on whether I want my physical copy on PS4 or Wii U.
This makes me happy indeed! More so than the fact Fallout 4 is on it's way......and I love Fallout!
@Sonicfan11589 gah, my bad! Reading glasses have been misplaced... or at least that's my excuse.
@sub12 I'll still being playing Vita in 2017.
@sub12 @tasuki the 3ds version is teased in one of the stretch goals, it was around 4 or 4.5 million I thought.
This is kind of off topic, but my regular vita's buttons stopped working, and I can't play games on it. Should I get the PS TV, to play the games on the TV. Or just get a Vita Slim, or should I get both? I'm really curious about it.
I pledged 60$ for the PS4 digital edition. I want to offer 28 more to get the Vita version also but I am not sure I can afford it now...
Backed for $60, getting physical on Wii U to set beside Mighty No 9. But I may just buy this digitally for the Vita as well
I am sooo getting this for Vita.
I don't like kickstarter. Been burnt once, never again. But happy to hear it's coming to vita. IF it turns out to be a good game, I'd definitely buy it one day.
The 3DS version will not be the Vita or console game, it will be a prequel tailored for that systems weaker hardware (if it gets green lighted).
There will still be critics who will bash anything that is out on the Vita because it is a Legacy Platform...
@sub12 It may be the vitas dying breath but with the back catalogue of ps1 and psp not to mention the vita games, it can live on forever. If it could some how strike a deal with some defunct and abandoned games from times gone by (Amiga, c64, master system, Atari jaguar) it would be awesome.
I will buy this for vita. Looks like a perfect fit there.
Bought the retail one for the PS4.
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