It's pretty safe to say that the Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a massive success. The spiritual successor to the Castlevania series will now be coming to nearly every current-gen console and the money still keeps rolling in, practically guaranteeing that this will be the gothic Metroidvania to end them all. Due to the fact that there are only five days left, at the time of writing, Koji Igarashi has opted to reveal all but the last stretch goal and it appears that there's plenty to look forward to.
The next stretch goal at $3.75 million will see several orchestrated tracks making it onto the official soundtrack. Considering that IGA is bringing along Michiru Yamane - a veteran composer for the Castlevania series - to do the soundtrack here, we could certainly be in for quite a symphonic treat. Past that, $4 million will see a real-time online multiplayer mode added in. Not to be confused with the asynchronous multiplayer that's already confirmed to be in, this mode sounds like something akin to the Smash Run mode from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Players will be dropped into specially designed stages and be tasked with earning points by finding items, killing enemies, and collecting materials.
$4.25 million will see a third playable character being added in, who this will be is anybody's guess considering that this game will be introducing an entirely new cast of characters. Regardless, more gameplay variety is never a bad thing and IGA will likely see that each character will have plenty of unique traits to differentiate them. $4.5 million will see a retro-styled, bite-sized prequel game being released on consoles a little bit in advance to set up the story for the main game. Though it will be sold separately, backers that have pledged at least $28 will receive a free copy. Finally, at $4.75 million, the prequel game will see a release on the 3DS and Vita.
While it does seem a bit of a stretch to believe that the highest of these goals will be reached in less than five days, only time will tell. After all, major Kickstarter projects historically have had massive spikes at the very beginning and end of the term.
What do you think of these new stretch goals? If you haven't backed it yet, will any of these convince you to do so? Share your thoughts in the comments below.