Newswire: Castlevania director launches Kickstarter for new game that’s a lot like his old ones

Koji “IGA” Igarashi, the former figurehead of the Castlevania games starting with Symphony Of The Night, is the latest jilted developer turning to Kickstarter to help fund a new project in a time-tested style he helped pioneer. Smartly sticking with his old series’ title template—“Brand: Noun Of (sometimes The) Spooky-Noun”—Igarashi’s new game is called Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night. He will lead the development, which is being handled by Inti Creates, the Japanese studio that is also working on Keiji Inafune’s Mega Man quasi-revival, Mighty No. 9. Michiru Yamane, the former Konami composer who scored Symphony Of The Night, will be creating the soundtrack.

While Dracula and the Belmont clan will be left unresurrected for once, the rest of Castlevania‘s trappings are very much alive. The game stars an orphan named Miriam whose body is turning into stained glass thanks to an alchemist’s curse …

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