UPDATE: The Kickstarter isn’t even out of its first day and it’s already past $900,000 dollars in funding. That means David Hayter (former voice actor for Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid) will be doing the voice for Gebel, the game’s antagonist.
It only took a few hours for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to make its $500,000 Kickstarter goal. The now confirmed game, announced earlier today, is a spiritual successor to the PS1 era Castlevania titles that follows Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse.
What’s getting people so excited about this title is that Koji Igarashi, assistant director on Symphony of the Night and producer to nearly every Castlevania released since, and Michiru Yamane, composer for multiple Castlevania titles including Symphony of the Night, are attached to the project.
This is the first real title we’ve seen Koji Igarashi take part in after leaving Konami in 2014 due to the Castlevania series being taken away from him and given to Hideo Kojima and a brand new dev team. It seems almost poetic that his new title would get funded so shortly after Hideo Kojima himself would have his flagship series, Metal Gear Solid, taken away from him as he left Konami.
With rumors about Gulliermo Del Toro’s studio possibly taking over Fallout 4, it seems the people benefiting the most out of working for Konami are the people leaving Konami.