Castlevania and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night director Koji Igarashi sat down for an interview with Gameinformer recently. In the interview, Igarashi talks about the future of the IP and the Switch version of Ritual of the Night. The Bloodstained team want to make a series out of Bloodstained and challenge different genres. Here’s the excerpt from the interview:

“After the release of Bloodstained, I was able to prove that we can make this style of game without a large company behind us. We feel this game is the starting ground for the next step, so we have a strong desire to create a series of it after putting so much effort into the new IP.

Creating 2D side-scrolling action games is our strongest attribute, so we are also thinking about creating more games of the genre with different world settings. However, we also want to grow our company and it’s not okay to keep doing the same kind of game. In the future, we plan to challenge all different kinds of genres as well.”

Igarashi also comments on the Switch version, which released with technical issues. He didn’t expect it to release as bad as it did. However, he promises that WayForward and the team are working very hard to optimize it.

“While there were concerns over hardware limitations, we didn’t expect it to be as bad when it was released. Unfortunately, a number of problems occurred that we didn’t foresee. With WayForward’s support, these issues are being addressed, and they are working hard to optimize the Switch version.”

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