Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed Until 2019

The game will also no longer be launching on the PS Vita.

By Chris Morse

Fans who have been looking forward to Koji Igarashi's new game are going to have to wait a little longer with the announcement that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been delayed until 2019. Updates on the in-development project have been relative quiet since a story trailer dropped back in June and this latest one is trying to break the bad news as gently as possible.

In the most recent developer update, IGA revealed that the title will not be releasing until next year, explaining that they need to “raise the quality level” of the game, especially with player feedback from the Beta Backer Demo in mind. The game needs some work and a lot of polish, so fans can at least appreciate the fact that they want to deliver the best possible game. However, there’s no word yet on what part of the year the game will release in.

Next up, the second bit of bad news from the announcement is that the game will no longer be launching on the PS Vita. The reason for this is that Sony is going through the process of discontinuing the handheld console, no longer producing physical copies of games and disabling certain online store features. This won’t work for the development team who were working to bring the game to that platform, but they will be offering backers the option of a refund or changing their console of choice for their delivery of the final product.

We are a little disappointed that we won’t be able to get our hands on the game this year, but we’d rather see a better game in the long run and this delay does improve our chances of seeing that happen. For now, though, we can expect to see Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night sometime in 2019 when it launches on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo