Castlevania developer, Koji Igarashi has launched a Kickstarter campaign (which is already funded) for his new title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Asking for $500,000 (but now at almost $1.6 million), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be a 2.5D exploration-focused action-platformer built using the Unreal 4 engine for PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In the Kickstarter pitch video, Igarashi expresses his problem with publishers
For years, I have wanted to continue exploring and refining this genre. Publishers of the world told me that gamers no longer care for this style of game. But I know they are wrong! I need your help to bring my vision to life!
Smashing his funding goal shows that gamers disagree with the publishers, with 31 days left expect the funding total to continue to climb.