IGA Makes An Awesome Level In Super Mario Maker

Castlevania’s Koji “IGA” Igarashi may be hard at work on developing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to have some fun with Super Mario Maker.

Polygon invited IGA to sit down with them and have a go at the new game from Nintendo, and as you can tell from the video above he is having an absolute blast. He seems to get a real kick out of adding Bowser at the very beginning of the level to throw people off guard, and it would be pretty cool if you could get him to stalk Mario for the entire level.

Super Mario Maker launches exclusively for the Wii U tomorrow, September 11th. So far the game has been getting rave reviews and will be sure to be another great entry to the loyal Wii U owners’ libraries.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Now Most Funded Video Game In Kickstarter History

IGA’s in-the-works Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a smash success on Kickstarter since the campaign began last month, and now it has a brand new accolade it can tout. Bloodstained has become the most successful video game Kickstarter of all time, and it still has several hours left in the campaign to go.

Going to the Games Project section on Kickstarter reveals this feat, as it has taken over the previous #1-funded video game Torment: Tides of Numenera. The two other gaming-related Kickstarters that raised more money than Bloodstained are the OUYA video game console and the card game called Exploding Kittens.

As of this writing there are just two stretch goals remaining for Bloodstained’s Kickstarter campaign. $4,750,000 will unlock the prequel mini-game for portable devices, while $5,000,000 will unlock Roguelike Dungeon Mode.

Watch IGA Play Bloodstained In Development Update Video

While Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is still in the very early stages of development, it looks like things are moving right along. A development update video was posted to the game’s YouTube channel showing game creator IGA testing out an early build of the game, while discussing improvements and alterations with character designer and artist Yuji Natsume.

IGA plays Bloodstained

This is actually a really cool little video, as it gives a great look into the game development environment. IGA gives a lot of insight into how a lot of the little flourishes that some of his past games have featured have actually been the ideas of regular programmers, while also going into his hatred of precision platform jumping. Check out the development update video directly below.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be making its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation Vita and PC sometime in early 2017. The game’s Kickstarter campaign is currently at $3,788,949 with 45,896 backers.

Looks Like Deep Silver Is Publishing IGA’s Bloodstained

Nothing is official, but Deep Silver could be making Bloodstained a reality.

Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night‘s Kickstarter smashed the campaign’s goal of $500,000 as it now inches its way closer to the 3 million mark. However, that original $500,000 was only going to cover a fraction of the game’s actual cost, with IGA claiming that the game will be 90% publisher funded.

So who is the mystery publisher that will be making the majority of this thing happen? According to a recent trademark filed in the United States bearing the game’s name, it looks like Deep Silver/Koch Media. Gaming website Destructoid reached out to Koch Media and got confirmation from their attorney that the trademark was indeed filed on their behalf.

Still, nothing is certain until an official announcement is made, so we’ll just have to wait and see how this one pans out!

IGA’s New Game Is Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

IGA’s game has finally been revealed and will be developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Swordorwhip.com left people guessing for days about what Castlevania dev Koji Igarashi’s next game would be, but now the curtain has finally been pulled back.

IGA is taking to Kickstarter to fund a new Castlevania-style game called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The Kickstarter page describes it as “a gothic, exploration-focused action platformer” where you play as someone named Miriam. She is an orphan who has been scarred by an alchemist curse that is slowly crystallizing her skin. Thus, she must battle her way through a demon-filled castle in the hopes of reversing the curse before it is too late.

The Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise $500,000 to get investors to the take the project seriously and come on board, though there are also some great incentives to donate. The page claims that, for the first time ever on Kickstarter, backers will have the option to receive physical copies of any version of the game.

As far as stretch goals go, this one is much more basic compared to the likes of Yooka-Laylee. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some great goals that would be awesome to meet. These include a second playable character, a harder difficulty and the biggest one is voice acting provided by the legendary David Hayter.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is developed by Koji Igarashi for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is currently targeting a March 2017 release window. Click here to check out the game’s Kickstarter page.

IGA Plays Symphony Of The Night With Double Fine

IGA joins members of Double Fine for the latest entry in their Devs Play series.

Koji “IGA” Igarashi is currently in the midst of teasing a new game that he is working on via swordorwhip.com, and probably not all that coincidentally he has joined folks from Double Fine to play his beloved Castlevania game, Symphony of the Night.

The video is over two hours long and I only skipped around a bit, but it’s just cool to see this guy talking about Castlevania. He mentions how he is currently working for ArtPlay as he creates new experiences for mobile and consumer devices. Hmm…

Check out the latest Devs Play video featuring IGA below. 

Also, very nice touch on the red wine, IGA. Very fitting.