In the latest update on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Kickstarter page, Koji Igarashi and the team announced that the Wii U version has been cancelled, but are offering a switch option to backers.
Those who backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to get the Wii U version will automatically get the Switch version instead, but will also have the option to change it to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, or PC through the “Change Your Survey Answers” option.
However, there’s also the option to completely cancel the Wii U version for a refund but it’ll require sending an email to [email protected] with “Bloodstained Wii U Refund” as the subject anytime before April 20, 2017.
Here’s a message from project lead Koji Igarashi about the change:
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.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in the first half of 2018.