Koji Igarshi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set to release next year, but it appears Inti Creates, which was originally involved in the development of the game, is no longer a part of the main project.
In a post over on Bloodstained’s official forums, it was confirmed that Inti Creates left the main development of the game during E3 last year. Since then, DICO has taken over the role that Inti Creates left, while ArtPlay still remains the main developer. It is worth noting that Inti Creates is still involved in developing the prequel minigame.
Here’s the full statement from the official forums:
Maybe it is best to clarify it here. Inti Creates is not involved in the main development of the Bloodstained game, but they are involved in the prequel mini-game. Part of the vagueness is to avoid unneeded attention and negative speculation. So yes, they are involved but not in the main game since last year’s E3. DICO has picked up the development from where they have left off under mutual agreement.
A lot of parties are involved so it could be quite confusing. ArtPlay is the main developer, while we are hiring DICO as a third party developer. We created the game design, story, direction, gimmicks, and the overall production of the game while DICO creates art assets, design levels, and basically filling in the manpower ArtPlay doesn’t have. In the future, you’ll most likely see 505 Games and ArtPlay credited on trailer videos and articles to come out.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will release for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Vita in Q1 of 2018.