Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Crowdfunding hit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has scrapped its planned Wii U release.

Instead, the game will now be coming to Switch alongside the previously announced versions for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Vita.

This news may not be the most shocking in the world – after all, Zelda: Breath of the Wild was Nintendo’s final game for the console – but considering that a Wii U version was specifically added as a $3m stretch goal during Bloodstained’s Kickstarter, some fans will likely be miffed.

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,” an update to the game’s campaign page said.

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.”

Those who have previously backed the Wii U version will by default be swapped to Switch. Alternatively, Wii U backers are also able to change to any other format, or cancel their order entirely provided they do so before April 20th. Those who backed a two game tier are able to step back down to a single format if they prefer.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which is being developed by Koji Igarashi, was funded to the tune of $5.5m dollars, eclipsing its $500k target.

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