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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013.

Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have backed the game.

Created by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained is a spiritual successor to Konami's famous vampire-hunting franchise which showcases the "Metroidvania"-style gameplay that became Igarashi's trademark during his tenure on the series.

While it doesn't have the Castlevania name attached to it, the influence is obvious for all to see - and it's surely the gaming community's undying love of the Castlevania series which has contributed to the incredible success of this particular crowd-funding campaign.

Bloodstained's amazing Kickstarter drive has also eclipsed that of fellow Japanese title Mighty No. 9, which managed to raise $3.8 million. Coincidentally, both games are being developed by Inti Creates, which is also involved in the similarly crowd-funded Shantae: Half Genie Hero. The Japanese studio is clearly becoming something of an expert when it comes to this Kickstarter malarkey.

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[source theverge.com]