Update 18: $3.5mm PS Vita Success, and a Flamethrower Lights up the Dungeon
Adding in the $98k from our 1,175 Paypal backers, the campaign is well past the $3.5mm mark!
The Playstation Vita is a great way to kick off the final week of the campaign, especially because we'll be producing physical Vita copies. Our friends at Armature are back to give a little guidance:
Once again, the Bloodstained backers have not failed us. We have hit the PS Vita stretch goal! Here are our thoughts on inclusions into the PS Vita version:
- Music Export – We thought it would be awesome to be able to export the game’s music to the Vita’s music library. So we’re going to do that.
- PS4 Cross Save Support – Obviously, we’ll need to work with the PS4 dev team on this, but we’ve done cross save before and we’d love to do it again.
- Touch Screen Support – Remember how we mentioned drawing on the map on the WiiU version? Why not do that for Vita too? And scrub around the map with your finger as well.
- PlayStation TV - We’ll also make sure that the game is fully playable on the PS TV.
We are truly honored to be part of this project, and to work with the other development teams to help bring another one of Igarashi-san’s masterpieces to a handheld.
To ensure maximum warp for this last week, we thought we'd give you a clearer look at the remaining stretch goals by upgrading your torch to something a little stronger. A lot stronger, actually: you now wield a flamethrower, which illuminates most of the basement.
ONLINE CHALLENGE MODE: Compete and cooperate with a friend to earn points in specially designed stages by clearing challenges, killing enemies, collecting items, and more. Rumor has it there there may even be incredibly powerful bosses which drop rare crafting materials...
3RD PLAYABLE CHARACTER: IGA and Inti Creates will include a third playable character in Bloodstained! They don't want to give away too much—it might even be a character you haven't met yet.
PREQUEL MINI-GAME FOR CONSOLES: Inti Creates is so excited about Bloodstained that they're hoping to create a 2D, pixel-based, retro-styled mini-game that sheds some light on the world of Bloodstained before Miriam awoke from her coma. This is a complete game which will be sold separately, but every $28+ backer copy of Bloodstained will come with a FREE download of this game on PS4, XB1, Wii U, or PC! (Backers at Physical+Digital tiers will be eligible for 2 copies of the mini-game.)
PREQUEL MINI-GAME FOR PORTABLES: At $4.75 million Inti will port their side story game to the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Backers $28 and up will be able to choose any platform for their free copy (or copies)!
The last goal seems stubbornly stuck in shadow, but the shallow echo of your footsteps gives it away -- the bottom of the basement is just ahead.
You're now, amazingly, at 45 backer achievements, which puts the next (and final) unlock a tantalizing 5 achievements away...
Lets get some information on the items you've just earned:
GLOVE OF JESTING: IGA and the team don't want to tell you too much about the strange cheat codes they hope to put in the final version of the game (what's the fun in cheat codes if you're not discovering them yourself?) but they'd love to hear your suggestions for what you want to see.
In addition to the silly stuff, each Credits Clan will be given a cheat code to enable fun modifications -- custom masks, weapons, and other kinds of accessories.
EMBARRASSING BOOTS: Now that you've equipped the Embarrassing Boots, you won't just get IGA putting in some vampire teeth and hiding behind a cape: He's going all out. Check back in with the campaign this Halloween to see what he decided on.
Here’s one more service IGA can provide during the Kickstarter: Recommending games for you to play while Bloodstained is in development.
If you’re looking for a classic side-scrolling adventure, check out Axiom Verge—the AV team introduced him to it during our Twitch launch stream, and IGA was really impressed by the unsettling atmosphere and the tight controls.