Today Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Creative Director Koji Igarashi announced officially on Kickstarter that his game won’t come to Wii U, but will instead be released on Nintendo Switch.
“Hello, this is IGA.
Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained.
During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.
This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.
We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don’t want any other version.
We hope you will continue to support us.”
Those who selected the Wii U version in their backer survey, and want a Switch version of the game are all set, and will receive the game for the new console with no further action required. If you prefer another version (PC, PS4, Xbox One or PS Vita), you can change your survey answer right now.
Those who want a refund, will need to fulfill the following requirements:
- You filled out your backer survey and selected the Wii U version prior to this update.
- You backed at an unlimited tier ($28 to $500).
- You are able to receive a refund via PayPal.
- You submit your refund request before the April 20, 2017 deadline.
You’ll need to send your refund requests at this address, with the subject “Bloodstained Wii U refund,” including the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account.