The trials and tribulations of Kickstarter-funded games continue. Developer Koji Igarashi initially planned to launch Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in 2017, but development hasn’t exactly gone according to schedule. In September of 2016, Igarashi delayed the game all the way until 2018, but two years later it appears development is still unfinished.
In a new Kickstarter update, Igarashi revealed that Bloodstained has been delayed once again. The new launch window for the game is now a vague “2019” with no specified quarter. Additionally, the Vita version of the game has been canceled altogether. According to Igarashi, this decision is “largely due to Sony’s plans to discontinue the Vita console, ending production of physical copies and stopping certain online store support features.”
If you backed the Vita version, you’re entitled to a full refund. This process will be handled by Fangamer, and backers should be receiving an email soon. You can check out the full details on the refund by clicking here.