Koji Igarashi

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Announces New Playable Character

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Announces New Playable Character

Announced on the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter page, Zangetsu will be the second playable character when the game launches. Zangetsu’s main weapons are the Zangetsuto katana and his primal elemental talisman magics. He can explore the castle with his hook chain, to deal with the various platformer mechanics of the game. Developer Koji Igarashi and publisher […]


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Reveals Switch Gameplay

Koji Igarashi‘s successfully Kickstarted spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night released some gameplay footage for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Developed by ArtPlay, DICO, and WayForward Technologies, the game is an obvious callback to the Castlevania series made with modern technology. So the game utilizes heavily stylized 3D grahpics, the controls […]

8-Bit Spinoff ‘Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon’ Announced at Bitsummit

During a panel at Bitsummit in Kyoto, Inti Creates and Artplay announced the 8-bit game Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. This will be a spin-off of Koji Igarashi‘s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. In fact, the 8-bit title is part of the Bloodstained Kickstarter campaign’s stretch goals. Curse of the Moon is a nostalgic 8-bit game designed to evoke […]


Koji Igarashi Discusses Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, Konami, And 505 Games

Game producer Koji Igarashi has had a few interviews in recent weeks touching on his current project Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The game is a throwback to classic Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night, which also seems to include the game’s title. Now that the Kickstarter campaign is finished, Igarashi has been doing the usual press circuit, and […]

Castlevania Successor Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Has Been Pushed To 2018

There was a lot of excitement when Catlevania: Symphony of the Night developer Koji Igarashi kickstarted Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night last year. Understandably so too, as the original inspiration is a loft many ‘best game of all time’ lists. However, we got some bad news today about the game. During a new developer update, it was announced […]

Get A Peek Into How Bloodstained Is Shaping Up Right Here

Koji Igarashi‘s successfully Kickstarted, spiritual successor to his Castlevania games, Bloodstained is slowly making progress. The development has been quite open, with updates about what is happening coming often enough. In this new update on development, you’ll even get a look at the game in motion…albeit, not with much in it. It’s just the skeleton of […]

Castlevania Designer Creates A Mad Level In Mario Maker

Koji Igarashi is a man who was once synonymous with Castlevania. He was one of the guiding hands on Symphony of the Night and before leaving Konami, it very much felt like his series. Right now he is off on Kickstarter adventures with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which did pretty well for itself. So what […]

Bloodstained Finished Its KickStarter Campaign Reaching Over $5.5 Million

Yesterday I brought you news that Koji Igarashi, Catslevania: Symphony of the Night creator’s new game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had become the most successful video game Kickstarter in history. It’s a huge achievement and shows that the desire for 2D Castlevania type games is very much alive. Well, the Kickstarter’s campaign has now ended and […]

Bloodstained Has Become The Most Successful Video Game Ever On Kickstarter

Bloodstained:  Ritual of the Night is Koji Igarashi‘s spiritual successor to the PlayStation 1 classic, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The game hit Kickstarter last month, and has proven to be astronomically successful.  In fact, it has just become the most successful single video game ever on KickStarter with four hours still to run. It is […]

Watch Symphony Of The Night Creator’s New Game In Action As He Designs It

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was really one of the best games of its generation and it has a huge fanbase. That was confirmed when its creator Koji Igarashi announced a new game that existed in a similar vain called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It blew up and the game was funded in less than […]

Sweet Release! Sunset Overdrive, Lords Of The Fallen, Castlevania VC, Assassin’s Creed Collection, TMNT: Danger Of The Ooze, Freedom Wars, WWE 2K15, NBA Live 15

By Jared Cornelius Welcome back game-boys and game-girls, it’s time to find out what you’ll be dropping your hard earned cash on this week for those home computer math machines. This week we have a clear frontrunner for the top spot, and a console exclusive to boot!  Otherwise  the theme this time around is mainly kid friendly franchises. Turtles, wrestlers, […]

A Beautiful Symphony: A Tribute To Castlevania’s Koji Igarashi

By Jared Cornelius I like to talk about classic and legacy games a lot.  I often find myself wearing the rose colored glasses of nostalgia when thinking back on games, cartoons, and comics I thought were great as a kid.  As an adult I can see how many of the things I liked as a child and […]