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IGAVANIA (n): A gothic, exploration-focused action platformer, designed by one of the godfathers of the genre!
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Announcing a Brand-New Bloodstained Feature

Posted by Koji Igarashi (Creator)

We just received word from Roberto Piraino, Bloodstained brand manager at 505 Games, that he had an exciting new feature to announce—one that couldn't wait another day! Here he is to tell you everything you need to know: 

 Hello everyone, today we are proud to announce something truly unique and groundbreaking that no other videogame out there has done…

Players will have the option to mine cryptocurrency while playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night!

At launch, supported currencies will include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Zcash, with additional currencies possibly being added at a later date. Players will also have the freedom of linking the currency wallet of their choice to the game’s mining function.

The team has been working on this feature for quite some time, and as you can imagine, the challenges have been numerous and daunting, but thanks to a lot of dedication and technical skill it’s become a reality.

At the moment, due to the resources required by modern GPUs for cyptocurrency mining, this feature will only be enabled for copies of Bloodstained on PC that meet certain system requirements, (system requirements TBD as we are still optimizing) but we are also working hard to make this feature a reality for our fans on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch* and Xbox One.

In the meantime, we’re happy to show a sneak peek at how currency mining in Bloodstained will work with a screencap of the menu screen where you’ll be able to select your options for mining currencies:

We look forward to revealing and talking more about this feature and the possibilities it brings in the near future. For example, the team is currently evaluating launching “Igacoin” which will seek to  decentralize the experience of dark gothic fantasy monster slaying and empower future fans with direct investment opportunities in the future of Koji Igarashi’s games and his partnership with 505 Games.

As always, we want to thank every single one of our fans for their support and interest, this amazing journey is made possible by all of you!

Roberto Piraino, a.k.a. Angel-Corlux 

Bloodstained’s Brand Manager at 505 Games

*Currency mining feature not available for Nintendo Labo.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Robert Fincher on

      Fools joke aside, why is this not in the game? XD

    2. Angel Corlux_505 Games Collaborator on

      @Derek Freeman - Probably more than would ever admit to it ;D

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      Derek Freeman

      I'd like to know how many people actually believed this.

    4. Kuragari on

      I was like "Wait a minute, how is this even..." And then I looked at the date. LOL

    5. Kuragari on

      I was like "Wait a minute, how is this even..." And then I looked at the date. LOL

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      David Witt on

      Best feature ever! lol...

    7. Brent Taylor on

      Adam: the tweet they put out said they would address/talk about the release date, which they did (because there was a lot of confusion about it being March, which was never announced, and that is coincidentally what Jonathan Romero above is referencing -- the false March 2018 stuff that was floating around.

      The window still sits at 2018 until further notice, and the beta/demo is in June.

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      Jonathan Romero on

      Sorry if I missed this bc I cnt find anything about it...did this game get delayed again? Thought was coming out last month?

    9. Tyler Anthony Edwards

      Hey @Adam Henderson How bout you get the stick out of your ass and stfu. They give a release date when they're damn good and ready. You whining like a child about it ain't gonna make it come faster. So be an adult for once in your life and be patient.

    10. Adam Henderson on

      You know what would be way better than a stupid April fool's joke ? A fucking release date like what was promised. I'm about to withdraw my pledge and get a refund for this stupid nonsense.

    11. Jimtendo32 on

      On a side note, totally upset that Igacoins won't be a thing. To me they would hold more value than any form of global currency. <3

    12. Jimtendo32 on

      Hilarious. xD Still smiling about this prank 5 minutes after reading it. You guys have seriously run the best Kickstarter I've ever seen and made it a pleasure to keep checking in on this project. Much love and respect to the whole team for the tireless work put in to this game and the updates, you put other companies Kickstarters to shame and show us all how a professional marketing campaign should be handled. Fan for life.

    13. Christopher Mills on

      Because of time zones I got this email on April 2nd...

    14. Nemipuka Nem on

      You cant mine Bitcoin with normal gpu/cpu's anymore :/

    15. Chikenstew on

      Happy April 1st everyone!

    16. Salvatore on

      Oh boy! Can't wait to play... and to mine!

    17. Brent Taylor on


      Yes. Yes, they are kidding you lol

    18. Chris "The Imp" Lozano

      The fact that a bunch of you have no sense of humor and some make it a "US" thing make me sad... It is one day a year the entire internet (not just the US) has a good laugh and we all need some humor in our lives!

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      MaskedCritic on

      I'll admit it: you got me. I actually came here to b**** about this, after seeing it in my email, only to notice the date on this post.

      GG, epic troll. +1 internets and all that.

    20. Lorne Johnston on

      April fools ftw!

    21. Lorne Johnston on

      I am insanely displeased with this. The game is beyond a reasonable release date and you decide to use our computers to mine cryptocurrencies? Are you kidding me?

    22. Beh Kok Seng

      Ya, this feature is not for me...

    23. sleepyasianman

      Can... can we actually have this, please?

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      CY Wong on

      Was looking forward to this new feature. :(

    25. ColonelFancy on

      IGAcoin. HAH!!!

    26. Angel Corlux_505 Games Collaborator on

      Hello everyone! Unfortunately we let our guard down and Gebel took over all our online communication platforms, including Kickstarter, to play this evil joke!

      I can officially confirm that there will be NO features in Bloodstained related to cryptocurrency.

      Although some good came of this and you all got a sneak peek at some of the options you'll have in the game like toggling whether or not to display certain equipped accessories.

      Whether you celebrate it or not, we hope that everyone had a lovely Easter weekend and a happy April Fools' Day.

      *- Happy Easter wishes also available for Nintendo Labo

    27. Pierce Arner on

      This is a fantastic "update"

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      Cesar Villa Dominguez on

      The bad thing about not reading my email in the whole April 1st, I read it in the 2nd and bought it for a while.

      Damn, you got me guys.

    29. Bob on

      Less and less surprises me these days, but this was a good one.

    30. Roman on

      I fell for it. I thought EA got their hands in the project.

    31. Alexis Rousseau on

      Not that I fell for it, but this also doesn't necessarily sound like a bad idea? XD Bitcoin mining isn't something we pay for, right? So it really wouldn't be that bad if it was true XD

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      Pyrithe on

      Gotta say, the bitcoin bit was a bit... obvious. I'm actually amazed people did fall for it, it ended up being a very common target for April Fools Day. Frankly, with the current trends, I would have announced Bloodstained Royale, since almost every other game out there suddenly thinks that's such a great idea. 100 players enter a large, 2D sidescrolling castle, hunting weapons, gaining levels, and killing each other until one is left standing. ...actually, now that I read that through, that actually does sound kind of cool...

    33. Stig Høgset on

      You know you've come up with an effective April's Fools thing when you come up with something other game companies would actually had gone with -- like, say, Electronic Arts -- had they gotten away with it. When I first read this update, I made a loud mental "WHAT?!"

      Of course, when I came here and read all the comments, I remembered that this Email had ticked into my computer just as I was heading off to bed -- meaning it was still the 1st of April wherever it was sent from. So yeah, thanks for the bad vibes of impending doom I felt for a minute or two, you jerks. :-P

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      Immanuel on

      Igacoin sounds great. Instead of using GPUs to calculate hashes, how about the "proof of work" be the number and type of monsters killed instead? :D

    35. Torsten Reise on

      man you got me there...

    36. konkit on

      AFD? My local time is 2nd Apirl .

    37. Tracey Craig

      Clearly an April Fools joke!

      Good one :)

    38. KevinSensei on

      Oh man you got me. Well played!

    39. Jouni Lahtinen on

      Ha! I think this was the very first "Kickstarter April Fools" update - almost got me

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      Phung V. on

      Nice April fools.
      Could have even better if you said the purpose of the cryptocurrency mining like paying the devs to continue patching the game post-release.

    41. Bill the Raven on

      I’m guessing April fools until I hear otherwise.

    42. Bill the Raven on

      Ahh... this is beyond stupid.

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      Nevin Kratzer on

      The one feature that I never knew I wanted until now. Iga 8bitcoins

    44. Derrick Smith on

      Wow. That's just horrible. Don't even ginx the devs like that. You know EA has already done it.

    45. Drew Stover on

      I was about to leave a wtf, but I read other comments first. It’s been a long day and I’ve been extra gulluble

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      Ryan R. on

      I'd mine Igacoin, though.

    47. Nathan Erickson

      Nice one. Im on top of Aprils Fools Day jokes generally but this one did grab me for a minute due to not seeing one as a KS update before.

    48. Brent Taylor on

      Why is this getting more response than the actual last update lol. I'm kinda salty about that

    49. Brandon Stewart on

      This isn't even remotely funny, especially given how Cryptocurrency has ruined the chance for people with little income to even buy a gpu! I love a good prank now and then but this is just annoyingly terrible.

    50. Eric H Krieger on

      Almost had me there for a second. Well played :)