Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was recently delayed to 2018, pushing the extremely successful Kickstarter-backed game back a year in the process. While that news was unfortunate, Wii U fans might want to sit down if they were hoping to play the game on the console when it finally launches.
The game’s director Koji Igarashi recently spoke with IGN about the game, discussing the possibilities of the game coming to NX rather than Wii U. He said that “The reality is this: As timelines move on, certain pieces of hardware become irrelevant. Sometimes new pieces of hardware come out that make you think about what is the right strategy. And as a creator, usually you want to make stuff for the new hardware. That’s the reality.”
He goes on to say “However, this was a game that was backed by people, and we made promises to listen to them. They’re the people that gave us life so to speak. Any sort of change that we do or are considering that goes outside the scope of the promises we’ve made must be done with lots of explanation, must be done with lots of care, and must be done with lots of back and forth with them to see what options we have. We must listen to them at the end of the day, and we have made promises.”
Ultimately, he says it’s up to the fans when it comes to potentially axing the Wii U version in favor of the NX version, as the game wouldn’t exist without the fans. The move would make sense, though, as 2018 will see the NX as the latest console from Nintendo and the Wii U will basically be dead and buried.