While delayed to the first half of 2018, likely to accommodate the several stretch goals that come with being one of the most-funded Kickstarter games of all time, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks to be coming along rather nicely. The anticipated successor to Castlevania also hosts quite the musical talent, including Shantae and Shovel Knight composer Jake Kaufman, Inti Creates’ Ippo Yamada, and former Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane, who worked on the series’ music from Symphony of the Night onward.
A new update from the
Bloodstained Kickstarter teased four of the game’s songs with demos backers can listen to, as well as a short commentary for each track, revealing that these four tracks are penned by Yamane herself. You can listen to them all below, and be sure to leave us your thoughts on them in the comments!
THEME OF BLOODSTAINED
I composed this track last May to provide a soundtrack for the Kickstarter campaign. The promotional video of Igarashi-san saying, “But I know they are wrong!” and throwing the wine glass left a strong impression on me.
VOYAGE OF PROMISE
This is the music for the stage aboard the Galleon. For this track I wanted to evoke the feeling of an adventure’s beginning.
The reference material I received showed a very beautiful place, and this melody came to me immediately. The heavenly pipe organ and soprano vocal make this one of my favorite tracks.
The Entrance was a very beautiful place as well, but I was inspired by the fountain, the chandelier, and all the sparkly decoration to compose a track that sympathizes with Miriam’s sad and cruel fate.