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Bloodstained will come to Wii U as fundraiser sets sights on Vita

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual successor to Castlevania currently raising money on Kickstarter, will create a Wii U edition now that it has passed $3 million in funding.

Correction: The original headline on this, because of an editing error, misidentified the proper console. It's Wii U, not Wii. Believe me, I know how silly that looks.

The project's creators — which include the former producer of Castlevania, Koji Igarashi — posted yesterday that a surge of donations from nearly 800 backers pushed the project over the $3 million threshold.

Bloodstained promises to deliver physical copies for Wii U as well as a digital edition. Those who have already backed the project and wish to receive the game on Wii U when it launches don't need to do anything except "wait for the post-Kickstarter survey," to select their game, the creators say,

Armature will be handling the Wii U edition, promising Pro Controller support, the ability to play exclusively on the Wii U GamePad, in-game Miis, and an annotatable map displayed on the GamePad while playing Bloodstained on the television.

With this goal surpassed and still 12 days left in the campaign, Bloodstained has set two additional stretch targets: at $3.25 million, it will offer asynchronous online multiplayer, and at $3.5 million it will be ported to the PlayStation Vita.

For more on Igarashi and Bloodstainedread Polygon's feature on the ex-Castlevania producer.

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