Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Koji Igarashi announced that his spiritual successor to the Castlevania series would be coming to all major platforms. Now though, it seems like the team have switched development of one of those builds over from the Wii U, to the newly launched and hugely popular Nintendo Switch. A decision that will certainly offer more ways to play this highly anticipated Metroidvania title.
This under the radar announcement actually came by way of Nintendo of Europe, when they sent out an announcement detailing all of the great indie titles coming to Switch. An image that as you can see below, includes the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night logo. It should be noted though that none of this outright removes the possibility of a Wii U version, it does certainly make it unlikely now, especially given Bloodstained was recently delayed until 2018.
All in all this move isn’t surprising, with many indie developers adding Nintendo’s exciting new console to the list of platforms they’re currently developing for. In fact, for fans of of indie games, it does seem like the Nintendo Switch is becoming the place to be. Hopefully we get a proper confirmation of this from igarashi soon.
However, in the meantime, whether it’s the Switch, Wii U, or any other platform for that matter, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks set to be one of the most exciting retro titles in years. If Koji Igarashi’s latest release can get anywhere near the likes of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then it’ll have all been worth the wait. What’s more, if we now get have the opportunity to play, what many hope will be the true successor to the Castlevania series, on the go too, then all the better.