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Old 08-20-18, 10:40 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Delayed to 2019, unsurprisingly. No Vita.

Hi everyone, IGA here.

There are two important announcements we would like to make in this monthís update.

Our first announcement is that the game will now launch in 2019. The most important reason for this is to raise the quality level, especially after all the very valuable feedback from the Beta Backer Demo.

The second announcement is that the game will no longer launch on PlayStation Vita. This decision is largely due to Sonyís plans to discontinue the Vita console, ending production of physical copies and stopping certain online store support features.

It is extremely unfortunate, but as a result, we wonít be releasing the game on Vita. For the backers who have ordered the PS Vita version of the game, you will be able to choose another platform or request a refund.
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Old 08-20-18, 10:44 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Jesus with these constant delays.
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Old 02-14-19, 09:16 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)



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Old 02-14-19, 09:28 PM
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So that actually looks a lot better than the initial stuff. To me at least. Still, coming out a good 6 months+ sooner than I expected.
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

They announced collectors editions of the game...

505 Games and ArtPlay are proud to announce the 'Bloodstained: Bloodstained Edition’!

For only $999 (or $666 for Kickstarter backers) true Igavaniacs will receive the game on the platform of their choice, encased in 0.5 liters of blood drawn from famed game creator Koji Igarashi.



Each pouch will be one in an exclusive, limited-number collector’s series, featuring handcrafted, laser-printed details like collection date, blood type designation, and a barcode of authenticity that definitely can’t be scanned for any hidden messages.

Quantity will be limited to 10 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Although we are excited to offer this ultimate edition to fans everywhere, we do need to provide some disclaimers:

- 505 Games and ArtPlay accept no liability for any damages, injuries or loss of profit due to misuse of the Bloodstained: Bloodstained edition—including but not limited to transfusions, ingestion and attempting to use the game disc.
- Ships internationally with the following exceptions: North Korea, Transylvania, international waters, Antarctica, Pangea
- Our legal team commented on cloning: “What? No that won’t give them rights to the game. What are you even talking about? Who do you report to?”
- Blood processing services provided by Dr. David Chang.
- Blood type may or may not be accurate. The brand manager forgot to ask IGA what his blood type is.

Bloodstained: Bloodstained Edition will be available Summer 2019.

Spoiler:
April Fools, obviously, especially that release date of this summer...

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Old 04-01-19, 05:56 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

I pre-ordered this for Switch. Limited Run Games just closed pre-orders for Curse of the Moon too. Got that on both Vita and Switch.
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Old 05-03-19, 12:30 AM
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awesome trailer, looks good

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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I went for the $60 package as well - but March 2017... ugh.
Thought this was worth bringing back for a
The game is close now and that does look good.
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Old 05-20-19, 03:38 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Heads-up : Best Buy is including a free Metalcase with purchase of the Switch version only (for now, at least).
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/bloodst...?skuId=6346504

So you could get it with a slipcover by spending $60 in 2015, or with a Metalcase for spending $31.99 (with GCU) in 2019. Guess which I chose....


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Old 05-21-19, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by clappj View Post
You forgot the additional $5 charge to cover shipping. You paid $65, not $60. So did I.
On the upside, we get an "exclusive Kickstarter slipcase" and "exclusive backer-only content," whatever that's supposed to be.

It was only $60. They charged $5 for International shipping
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Old 05-21-19, 10:55 AM
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The metal case sounds kind of cool for the Switch version, but Iíll stick with the regular. All the Switch games look so nice and uniform thus far with their red spines and white text.
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Old 05-21-19, 10:58 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

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It was only $60. They charged $5 for International shipping
Oh yeah, that's right. Swordwhip for the win!
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Old 05-21-19, 12:18 PM
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So I wonder is this the last game releasing for the Wii U? Didnít realize it was coming to that as well.
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So I wonder is this the last game releasing for the Wii U? Didn’t realize it was coming to that as well.
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.

How this will work for Kickstarter and slacker backers: The Switch version is now available as an option in the backer survey for anyone who has a physical or digital version of Bloodstained coming, replacing the Wii U version. (Just use the same link you were sent to fill out your survey initially; if you have any problems with your survey, or don’t have your link any more, we can help: e-mail [email protected].)

If you selected the Wii U version in your backer survey and you want the Switch version, you’re all set! The Switch version has replaced the Wii U version in the survey, so no further action is necessary on your part.

If you selected the Wii U version and you want to move to a PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Vitaversion, you can go to your backer survey and make the change now. (Click the "Change Your Survey Answers" link.)

If you selected the Wii U version and don't want any of the Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Vita versions, you're eligible for a cancellation and refund if you meet all the following criteria:
  • You filled out your backer survey and selected the Wii U version prior to this update.
  • You backed at an unlimited tier ($28 to $500)
  • You are able to receive a refund via PayPal
  • You submit your refund request before the April 20, 2017 deadline.
If you're eligible for a refund and backed at a tier that included two copies of the game, including the Wii U version, we can also help you adjust your tier to its single-copy equivalent. Refund requests will be processed via PayPal at a later date.

All requests should be e-mailed to [email protected] with the subject “Bloodstained Wii U refund.” (Please include the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account.)

Your regularly scheduled update is coming very soon! IGA has prepared introductions for three of the characters Miriam will meet as Bloodstained gets underway…
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Old 05-21-19, 12:57 PM
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The Vita version got cancelled as well.
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Old 05-23-19, 09:06 AM
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A reminder not to bother backing things on kickstarter, especially if they're going to get funded:

This was the description for the physical tier:

Pledge $60 or more

SPECIAL BACKER EDITION
PHYSICAL COPYA physical copy of the game for XBOX ONE, PS4, or STEAM (PC/Mac/Linux). Includes exclusive backer-only content and a special Kickstarter-exclusive slipcase!+$5 for international shipping
Estimated delivery Mar 2017Ships to Anywhere in the world


The physical game can be preordered for 40 bucks (cheaper with GCU). At many retailers, it comes with a special steel case (if you're a backer and you want the case, you can give them an extra 15 bucks and maybe you'll get one of the 800 they allocated for backers). The "exclusive" DLC will be available to everyone for 10 bucks.

Let's see if they ship it early so backers can at least get it on time, or if this is another Ouya situation.
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Old 05-23-19, 10:00 AM
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I don't mind them making the exclusive stuff available for purchase to non-backers, but I do have a HUGE problem with them gimping the physical release to backers, who will get less and payed more. They really should upgrade ALL backer copies to steel cases. Total bullshit.
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Old 05-23-19, 10:09 AM
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This may seem like a weird question, but is one of you guys Ernest at another forum? Getting a sense of deja vu, but I'm wondering if it's like some kind of bot that cut and paste my post above or just someone that frequents both boards (which is fine, the post isn't anything special, I'm more curious than anything).
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Old 06-13-19, 08:17 PM
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It seems impossible but I guess this game is coming out. Got a shipping notification today.
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Got my copy today. Insult added to injury: the Backer-exclusive slipcover is made of the thinnest paper stock possible and feels really, really cheap. Nothing like Borderlands Handsome Collection, The Witcher 3, Far Cry 5 or any other video game slipcover I've gotten this generation. Fuck them for screwing us over once again. Doesn't look anything like the design. You know what it looks like? You know those things kids get that are black on top and when they scratch off the black there's color underneath? It looks like that. With a minimal design scratched in.

Anyway there was a sizable Day 1 patch. I only had a little time to play and it was the same area as the demo on the boat, but with more weapons. It does look very nice and stylized and the music is great. I need to play a lot more for a fair impression. There are no reviews up yet because they didn't send out any pre-release review copies. They claimed it was because of the need for the Day 1 patch but Kotaku says it's BS and they could have sent a PC version in advance. Take that for what it's worth.
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Got it in the mail today, and was able to play a little - up to the first boss.

It was fun, felt enough like SOTN to keep me engaged. You get gear pretty quickly, so that's cool

I do wish there was more sprite work, as the models, both characters and backgrounds, look too CGI-ish - too shiny! And there was one load time that took fucking FOREVER. Hope they fix that shit.
The dialog is just terrible. But yeah, game felt good, and fun to play overall. So far.
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That's funny, I like the CGi pseudo-sprite look. It's different and sharp.
I do like the multiple gear you get right away. Swords, guns, combat shoes and whips, and they all feel different in combat.
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Old 06-18-19, 07:38 AM
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I loved Curse of the Moon but I just can’t get excited for this. I’d rather have a sequel to Curse.
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Good early review from Destructoid
https://www.destructoid.com/so-far-b...a-557794.phtml

Also the PS4 physical version of the game is $32.84 at
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right now. You know, if you didn't want to pay nearly double that price for a paper-thin slipcover with your copy.
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

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Good early review from Destructoid
https://www.destructoid.com/so-far-b...a-557794.phtml

Also the PS4 physical version of the game is $32.84 at Amazon right now. You know, if you didn't want to pay nearly double that price for a paper-thin slipcover with your copy.
Well, to be fair, the idea of crowd-funding is mostly just to back/fund something.
Getting something for your contribution is always considered a bonus.
Essentially, you're supposed to see it as a charity, and the game as a thank you, not as payment for a game.
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