The Kickstarter to the spiritual sequel of the Castlevania series, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, has now revealed it’s increased its big-hitting lineup of musical talent!
On top of veteran Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane and MegaMan composer/sound producer Ippo Yamada being the pair originally slated to create Bloodstained’s soundtrack, now a mini-stretch goal has been revealed that Jake “Virt” Kaufman (Shovel Knight, Shantae) will be lending his talent with composing 8-bit masterpieces to the game’s growing ensemble, right beside Yamane and Yamada.
I personally follow Jake on Twitter and had joked with him when the Kickstarter launched about how fantastic it would be to see him added to the game’s music talent. His work with the music of Bloodrayne: Betrayal has long been a highlight to Castlevania fans of Kaufman’s ability to create gothic and charged pieces that would fit right into a Castlevania title. To see that actually come true is a real treat.
Though requiring the $2.62M mark to actually solidify Kaufman’s inclusion in the game, with the trend that the campaign is creating, it’s a pretty sure bet. Those who haven’t pledged to the Kickstarter yet can nip over to Igavania.com to check out the growing additions to the game’s lineup, and can also sample Kaufman’s works (including Bloodrayne: Betrayal) on his Bandcamp. You can be sure as the game becomes funded and progresses that we’ll be featuring more about it’s composers and music in the coming months.