Global publisher of video games, 505 Games, part of the Digital Bros S.p.A, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with ArtPlay Inc. for exclusive worldwide publishing rights across multiple formats to Bloodstained, the latest opus from Koji Igarashi.
Following a successful Kickstarter in 2015 which has raised $5.5m to date from 65k backers, Bloodstained is already being touted as the spiritual successor to the much-loved and highly-acclaimed Castlevania series of which Igarashi is the former series producer (2001-2010).
An early demo has already been wowing backers and fans alike and earning early accolades and it was voted runner up in Best Indie Game of E3 2016 by GamesRadar.
Like Castlevania before it, Bloodstained follows the “Metroidvania” style of gameplay for which Igarashi has become reknowned and will also replicate its familiar 2.5D style.
The game is now in full production for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Sony’s PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s WiiU sytem and Microsoft’s Xbox One and OSX. The deal with 505 Games covers all formats except mobile and tablets.
In anticipation for the announcement, Igarashi and 505 Games has released new content discussing the partnership. To embed the video, please use embed code:
A release date for Bloodstained has yet to be announced.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include, Sniper Elite 3, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How to Survive, Defense Grid 2, ABZU and ADR1FT.
505 Games has offices in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, UK, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.