It’s got to be better than Mighty No. 9, right? To be fair, Koji Igarashi’s anticipated Castlevania-inspired spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night may have been conceived during the ill-fated Kickstarter boom, but it’s looking like it’s going to deliver on what fans expected. While we’re not overly keen on the 2.5D artstyle, there are some cool moments in this trailer – particularly when it temporarily switches to full 3D visuals.

With a map twice the size of legendary PSone title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, various modes, and a plethora of gameplay systems layered on top of the traditional side-scrolling gameplay, we reckon this could turn out to be one of the more successful crowd funded success stories. Maybe?

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