Koji 'IGA' Igarashi has confirmed that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be delayed a second time, and will now launch in 2019.

The crowdfunded title was originally supposed to launch in 2017, but was pushed into 2018. The proposed Wii U version was dropped soon afterwards, with confirmation that it would instead come to Switch.

Today's announcement also confirms that the PS Vita version has been cancelled. Vita backers will be able to switch to another version or get a refund.

Since raising more than $5.5 million in pledges back in 2015, the game has endured a rather lengthy development period. Igarashi states that this latest delay has come about because his team wishes to factor in play feedback from the latest backer beta demo.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
- a spin-off title presented in an 8-bit style - launched on Switch earlier this year.