Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Wii U version has been cancelled, but will now lunch on the Nintendo Switch. This announcement comes via the Kickstarter.
The reason for the change is simply due to the Wii U’s decline and the popularity of the Switch.
“Thank you for always supporting us. I would like to give a message to the backers who pledged for the Wii U version of Bloodstained.
During our Kickstarter campaign, the Wii U was at the height of its popularity, but the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.
This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch.
We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support, but we hope you will understand. We would like to respond by preparing options for our backers, such as moving your pledge to another version or requesting a refund if you don’t want any other version.
We hope you will continue to support us.”
Those who have ordered a Wii U version from the Kickstarter will automatically be changed to a Switch. Anyone who wants a copy for another console can choose from the list provided through the Kickstarter.
Alternatively you can get your money refunded if you meet the following requirements.
- You filled out your backer survey and selected the Wii U version prior to this update.
- You backed at an unlimited tier ($28 to $500)
- You are able to receive a refund via PayPal
- You submit your refund request before the April 20, 2017 deadline.
All requests should be e‑mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Bloodstained Wii U refund.”