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Bloodstained now promises Vita port as donations surge past $3.5 million

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With four days left in its campaign, Bloodstained, the Castlevania spiritual successor, has raised $3.6 million in seed money for its development and now promises to offer a PS Vita port.

The port will be handled by Armature, which also will be brought in to do the Wii U port that was promised when the funding campaign hit $3 million last week. That brings to five the number of platforms on which Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be published: PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox One and PS Vita.

The Vita port promises cross-save support, PlayStation TV support, support for touch-screen controls and the means to export the soundtrack to the Vita's music library.

Originally seeking $500,000 in backing, Bloodstained now has $3,633,651. The remaining stretch goals go up to $4.75 million, with the next promise, orchestrated music in the game's soundtrack, triggered at $3.75 million. At $4.5 million, the console and PC editions will get a prequel mini-game.

Bloodstained is the brainchild of Koji Igarashi, the former producer of Castlevania, and is an homage to that series. For more on Igarashi and Bloodstained, see Polygon's in-depth feature from May.

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