Former Konami developer and game producer Koji Igarashi celebrates its 2 million game copies sold worldwide for Bloodstained:Ritual of the Night. Developed by Artplay and published by 505 Games, Bloodstained was launched as a Kickstarter campaign by Igarashi a year following his departure from Konami in 2015.
"...We are honored to announce that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has sold two million copies since its launch in June 2019!
This is due to all the to the support we have received from everyone. We would like to sincerely thank you so much. This entire project has been a labor of love for everyone involved.
We appreciate all of the support you have given us since the initial Kickstarter announcement.
We have much more to do and we look forward to sharing it all with you!
Thank you very much!
The Bloodstained Ritual of the night Team"
Following the vein of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night-style of explorative action games affectionately known as "IGAvania" games by some in the community), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's kickstarter campaign broke records at the time, raising $1.5 million dollars in its first day, exceeding its $500,000 initial stretch goal. It followed the success of Keiji Inafune's Mighty no.9 campaign, though it's clear the two massive crowdfunded projects saw completely different outcomes and receptions.
Since its release, Bloodstained has seen a spin-off series, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 1 and 2, following events that take place before Miriam's journey, and a crossover with Child of Light, released last year.
Amidst delays, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night will receive new DLC, introducing Chaos and Vs Modes. More details will be revealed on how they function on September 14th, so information to follow.