Koji Igarashi's "Bloodstained" Goes 8-Bit in Spinoff Game

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While Konami is off working on a Castlevania exclusive to mobile devices, Koji Igarashi, the man behind the series, is taking fans back to the series' roots by unveiling Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit prequel to the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Its initial $500,000 goal was quickly eclipsed, and by the time the campaign ended more than five million dollars above that, Koji Igarashi pledged and promised a bevy of stretch goals for the game. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon has been inspired by a legendary 2D action games from the 80s. The game is an 8-bit game called Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, 3DS, Switch and PC later this month.

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In Curse of the Moon, players will take control of four different characters: Zangetsu, Miriam, Gebel and Alfred. The game will feature multiple endings depending on who players choose to ally with and each level has areas accessible only by certain characters.

Koji Igarashi, a Japanese developer who is well-known for his work on the Castlevania series and is now developing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, talked about the upcoming spin-off in an official trailer. Curse of the Moon stars Zangetsu, who is on a journey to take down a powerful demon contained within a unsafe castle. Zangetsu is the main character of the game and meets the other three characters during his journey.

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