Castlevania successor Bloodstained is close to unlocking every Kickstarter stretch goal

Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was completely funded within hours of going live on Kickstarter, and with 29 days still to go, nearly all of its stretch goals have been met.

Investors have committed to funding most of the game, but only if Igarashi can demonstrate fan support. That’s what the Kickstarter campaign is for, and it’s clearly succeeded in that regard.

Beyond the game’s central conceit–2D Metroidvania gameplay in the spirit of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and other genre classics–here’s what backers have unlocked:

  • Artbook reward upgraded to hardcover
  • 2nd playable character
  • Nightmare difficulty mode
  • David Hayter as the voice actor for villain Gebel
  • Cheat codes
  • Local co-op
  • An extra boss
  • Speed run mode

At $2 million, which Bloodstained is remarkably close to reaching, a Boss Rush mode will be added to the game. A “retro level” will be the final unlockable if the campaign reaches $2.25 million.

Igarashi and his development team of Castlevania veterans are running a particularly sophisticated Kickstarter campaign, with backer achievements and rewards spread across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, YouTube, and other mediums. From fan art to comics and cosplay photography, there’s a whole lot of ways to get involved.

Bloodstained, coming to PS4, casts players as Miriam, an alchemist suffering from a curse causing her skin to turn to crystal. She must explore a demonic castle to face off against Gebel, a disgraced alchemist who summoned the demonic castle after destroying the Alchemist guild. The game will feature exploration, loot, old-school mechanics, and crafting–you can read all about it in our original story.