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IGAVANIA (n): A gothic, exploration-focused action platformer, designed by one of the godfathers of the genre!
IGAVANIA (n): A gothic, exploration-focused action platformer, designed by one of the godfathers of the genre!
64,867 backers pledged $5,545,991 to help bring this project to life.
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    1. Abdullah Al-Khalagi on

      Hi Ben,

      Hope this finds you, Iga san and the team in the best health......

      Now that Amiibo support is open when Nintendo announced Shovel Knight Amiibo and also these amazing new guys:

      Can you please consider an Amiibo figure? It was and still one of the pending items on my list :P I hope that you still remember my list...Thank you

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      Lukmendes on

      "much less a character from Japan"

      Lol, IGA forgot about Sorrow games.

    3. Winston Cruz on

      Still waiting for the survey to happen... Nothing.. but silence... ****Crickets****

    4. Ryan on

      Zangetsu looks awesome! Im hoping he will be one of the bonus playable characters!

    5. Candice Baptista on

      @Andrew Mangialino I was thinking the same thing. I thought Mina Hakuba was Japanese and that Soma Cruz was a Japanese high school student, in the Japanese version (transfer student in the English version).

    6. Andrew Mangialino on

      I meant to say SORROW games....

    7. Andrew Mangialino on

      I feel like there are Japanese characters in the dawn games.... I mean....yeah. right? ;)

    8. Greg Mason on

      Love how this game is shaping up. Keep up the great work, Iga!

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      BlackTelomeres on


      Well do recall ninjas are not samurai. Two different, contrasting types of warrior.

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      Cheng Vang on

      Yes we finally have a character that specializes in samurai swords. Maybe Zangetsu might be a hidden character like Albus from Order of Ecclesia or is he a character you have to find like in Julius mode of Dawn of Sorrow? He can just stay in the prequel being playable or unplayable as I wouldn't mind it. The game sounds better every time there's an update. Thank you guys.

    11. Alessandro Carboni on

      I will not look anything ... total faith !
      私は何も見てません...合計信仰 !!!!! (///◔(ェ)◔///)

    12. Jet on

      Still got my eyes on this!

    13. Rigel on

      Finally an update! I like all the details provided about Zangetsu, now Im more interested in seeing him. I will be waiting for PAX!

    14. Rigel on

      Finally an update! I like all the details provided about Zangetsu, now Im more interested in seen him. I will be waiting for PAX!

    15. SweetTaLe on

      I really like the look fo this new character. I already saw him at Gamescom when Iga appeared on stage to announce him. I also take that he's a playable character? Maybe? Either way, cool stuff.

    16. Georgi Bankov on

      Very Cool character! Can't wait to see him in-game!

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      Devin R. Lowe on

      Zangetsu reminds me of Yoshimitsu from the Soul series of fighting games, if only because of his wooden prosthetic right arm.

    18. Teppic on

      Looks really good!

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      ukshadow on

      Looks cool.

      Just a suggestion: Be careful on how you manage your resources. Don't want you to run out of money.

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      Stéphane Blanchardon on

      Zangetsu ?


    21. MadwitTY on

      Love the idea of a Samurai character! I hope you are correct @Joseph McCay. Would likely be a blast to play as Zangetsu.

    22. Olivier Lebeau-Paradis on

      Like the rest of the character design, I really like Zangetsu, nice use of chains instead of belts or straps.

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      Christos Vasilis on

      Digging Zangetsu. The kind of old experienced badass that reminds me of Julius.

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      Joseph McCay on

      Likely that Zangetsu will follow the proud Castlevania tradition of a secondary playable character that plays completely different from the MC.

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      Charles Bonner on

      #IGAVANIA is running wild XD
      I like the look of zangetsu good luck to iga and the rest of the team making bloodstained
      cannot wait to see what you have a month from know.

    26. Francesco Maria De Deco on

      Zangetsu looks cool, i like the ofuda on his arm and...i hope he will be a playable character.

    27. Jouni Lahtinen on

      I really like how things are shaping up of Bloodstained - Thank you and keep up the good work, Team IGA :D

    28. NecroNuke9

      Great new character. He looks awesome.

    29. Mark on

      I love Zangetsu! I hope he will be a playable character in both the prequel and the main game. He is my favorite character of all that were revealed.

    30. Mattias Borgström on

      Awesome to see a new update and good to hear about the surveys and upgrade possibilities since I'll most definitely upgrade my pledge to a higher level :)

    31. Evil Midnight Lurker

      After last year's Kamen Rider, I can't help thinking this guy should wear melon-themed armor. :D

    32. James Closs on

      Zangetsu looks super cool. He looks like a mix of Mitsurugi from Soul Calibur and Vincent from Final Fantasy VII.

      I really like the ofuda on his prosthetic arm.

    33. Alan Villarreal on

      BRAVO IGA!!!!! i love the new character. cool concept!

    34. Otoshigami No. 40723

      you should get a Voice actor of ZANGETSU from bleach to voice ZANGETSU. both Japanese and English. :D

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      AyyLmao on

      Koji, did you forget about Maxim? He had throwing stars and shadow powers! He was pretty much a ninja! Granted

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      Even with the cultural blending, Zangetsu feels so incredibly Japanese compared to everything I experienced in Castlevania. Can't wait to see what he's like in the game!

    37. anime9001 on

      So, is it confirmed who any of the other two playable characters are besides Miriam? I have to admit, if I had to choose, I'd want Zangetsu to be playable probably more than even Johannes or Gebel. All of them would be awesome playable characters, but Zangetsu seems to bring the most to the table so far.

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      Sentinel07 on

      Zangetsu huh? Looks pretty similar to the Zangetsu from Bleach. :)

    39. Koji Igarashi Creator on

      @Christopher Tedesco Peresson: Surveys are scheduled to go out September 15, so don't worry—you haven't missed anything.

      -Dan Moore, Fangamer

    40. Nickolas Butler on

      Whoohoo! Happy to read the update! Zangetsu looks super awesome! Can't wait for some katana action! Nice work IGA!

    41. Christopher Tedesco Peresson on

      Has the surveys been given out yet? I haven't received mine yet and I'm getting worried.

    42. Jim

      Happy to see the progress and hear that all is well!
      Work hard but do remember to take time for some fun every now and then so you don't get burnt out. ^_^

    43. Haniel S. Ayala on

      Excited to see the hype alive again! I eagerly await to hear the gameplay of the 3rd character as well :)

    44. Slenðr Bree on

      Welcome to the Army Zangetsu ! Congratulations Igarashi-san for this character. I am happy to see the devlopment keep working on and advance. Keep courage !

    45. Otoshigami No. 40723

      so Zangetsu will serve as a PREQUEL for bloodstained. hope he doesn't end up dead STORY WISE. :(

    46. Metafaniel Cyodar on

      Great update, thanks fort visit and taking into vconsideration the forums. Folks, think on great questions to get greater answers =D =)

    47. Alexis Morgenstern on

      Thanks for sharing more on Bloodstained! Keep it up! :)

    48. Otoshigami No. 40723

      Hahahaha Zangetsu from BLEACH. :P

    49. Pierce Arner on

      Every bit of news here makes me ridiculously happy.