Full Disclosure: I have financially backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night creator and project lead Koji Igarashi has confirmed the Wii U version of the game is cancelled.
The news was confirmed in a new Kickstarter update, where the creator revealed the Wii U version was being dropped for the Nintendo Switch version, just as I predicted before.
Here’s the entire message from Igarashi:
Hello, this is IGA.
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.
Naturally, if you backed Bloodstained on Kickstarter and selected the Wii U version in your survey, you’ll be upgraded to the Switch version, or you can switch to the other eligible versions. If you only own a Wii U and want a refund, you can do that as well.
A regular Bloostained update is coming soon and will show off the three characters protagonist Miriam rusn into during the game.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, and PS Vita in the first half of 2018.