Backers of Koji Igarashi’s upcoming Metroidvania game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, will want to check their backer kit for the game if they were anticipating the game for Wii U.
Today, Iga announced that the Wii U version will be canceled and will instead focus on a Nintendo Switch version. If you don’t own any of the other platforms to receive the game on, a full refund will be issued. Otherwise, you can change your preferred platform in the initial survey email that was sent out.
Hello, this is IGA.
Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained.
During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.
This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.
We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don’t want any other version.
We hope you will continue to support us.
This is sad news for users looking to enjoy the title on Wii U, but it is a very understandable point of view. Since the Switch has released, not many people or thinking about the Wii U. Nintendo Switch actually makes much more sense for the game, the portability and home functionality will work beautifully for this title.
If you want to back the game, you can click here.
Bloodstained: The Ritual of the Night is scheduled to release in 2018.