Koji Igarashi’s hustle to make a new Castlevania-style game has paid off: his spiritual successor to a series Konami keeps screwing up—because Konami is Konami—has in less than 24 hours made over $1 million on Kickstarter.


Bloodstained was only asking for $500,000, so to have doubled that in one day means they’re on track to make a lot of money.

That kind of cash has already unlocked all kinds of stretch goals, from David Hayter voice work to extra characters, but it should be noted that this isn’t the only money Bloodstained is getting.

As Igarashi told Gamasutra “I was able to secure funding for about 90 percent of the game with the condition that I prove the market still wants an Igavania game. Kickstarter proved to be a great solution, as it would (hopefully) show that people still want an Igavania game while simultaneously providing funds for the core game.”

So if you’re wondering how “only” $500,000 was going to get a PS4/XB1 game pressed and distributed on physical discs, that’s how (it’s also going to be on PC, but whatever, Steam).

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