Here’s a Look at Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Shader

Full Disclosure: I have financially backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Kickstarter.

Inti Creates and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night mastermind Koji Igarashi have revealed the winning shader style for the game.

Featured above, you can view a video of the protagonist, Miriam, with the shader which backers voted for. The winning style, known as “Background 3 / Character 3,” can be viewed in an environment shot, below:

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Game director Koji Igarashi also commented on the shader backers selected:

“Like the shader poll results, we’ve decided on Character Shader 3 / Background Shader 3. Since the new character shader was so well received, we’ve also made a video of Miriam’s 3D model, reflecting some of the most recent changes we’ve made.

We thought cosplayers would especially like to see the back view of her design. The camera is the only thing that moves in the first half of the video; in the second, we’ve demonstrated the shader effect by moving the light source, as well. Please enjoy.”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PS Vita, and Wii U.

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  1. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    March 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Dayum that’s sexy.

  2. Nocturnic
    March 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    It’s gonna suck.

  3. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    March 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Looking gorgeous. Take notes Inafune as THIS is how you make 2.5 D look good! On a side note, glad to see the team not back down to some of the requests to flatten Miriam’s chest and ass.

  4. Stilzkin
    March 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Believe in Iga!

  5. Stilzkin
    March 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I like how he already thinks about the cosplayers

  6. Nocturnic
    March 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    But I heard some MN9 guys are somehow involved, so I don’t think I could.

  7. BurgerUnit
    March 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    It looks like it’s living up to the concept art , unlike another game

  8. Kamen Rider Mike
    Kamen Rider Mike
    March 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Where did ya heard that?

  9. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    March 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I remember seeing some early 3D footage and getting super worried thinking it would be another MN9. Thank goodness for this, it’s looking great.

  10. FinalFight
    March 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Praise IGA

  11. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    March 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Inti Creates are working on it, but most of their stuff aside from MN9 has been fairly good. It’s hard to say, obviously, but it seems like Comcept is the weak link there.

  12. 259
    March 2, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Badass waifu of 2017 right here.

  13. SpecialK
    March 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Backed this for multiple copies on PS4, PC, etc, with boxed sets and all. It’s looking better & better. After seeing Inti Creates sound team’s concerts live at MAGFest a couple weeks ago, I’m beyond psyched towards seeing what they accomplish as this goes on.

  14. Mr0303
    March 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Another one of the big name Kickstarters that the hype machine generated. Wonder how this one will turn out.

  15. Nocturnic
    March 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I remember hearing Comcept was somehow involved, don’t know where the link is since it was probably in last year or 2014.

  16. LifelongOtaku
    March 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I wonder why some people in the Kickstarter comments are complaining about Miriam’s breast. They not really that big. They not full blown double Ds. Oh well, maybe they will adjust the design a little bit to make those people happy but I think that would be an unnecessary change if they decide to do it later on.

  17. Azure
    March 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Just from a glance this is doing so much better than Mighty No 8.

  18. Deadmoonking
    March 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I’m just here to say props on the Porcupine Tree avatar.
    Also, I hope Bloodstained is awesome.

  19. tetrisdork
    March 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Looks nice. If the gameplay holds up, I might pick this up.

  20. Johnathon
    March 2, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Not HD vector sprites.

    And my interest dropped faster then the fine brothers popularity.

  21. InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I hope they don’t. I’m tired of puritans being offended at every instance of female skin or sexuality. I swear they’d have a heart attack if they ever went to a beach.

  22. InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I would’ve loved for MN9 to look like its concept art. It looked so nice.

  23. InfectedAI
    March 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    It’s Inti Creates developing both. The difference being Comcept/Inafune are in charge of Mighty No. 9 design and Iga is in charge of Bloodstained.

  24. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    March 2, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Bewbs not big enough

  25. Neojames82
    March 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    “I wonder why some people in the Kickstarter comments are complaining about Miriam’s breast.” Because REASONS!!!

  26. Feniks
    March 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Unrelated to the game but respect for the disclosure man! Wish every game site had that much integrity and professionalism.

  27. LifelongOtaku
    March 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    It was kind of funny. One of the commentators were like “I HAVE A WIFE!!!”

    1.) If an fictional character cause your wife to be uncomfortable about her own body. Then you sir need to do a better job at giving her confidence and make her feel more comfortable about her body.

    2.) If you feel like an fictional character would cause you to lose interest in your wife physically. Then you sir probably didn’t love your wife in the face place.

  28. Neojames82
    March 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm


  29. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    March 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Polygons are just much cheaper nowadays.

    Such a shame.

  30. buddyluv324
    March 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    NeoCUCKS is having a bitch fit over Miriam’s bust size, but at this point who’s surprised anymore? Its pretty laughable how a close up shot of a character can piss off so many snowflakes.

  31. NukeA6
    March 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Puritans? More like degenerate losers who are afraid of getting an erection.

  32. LifelongOtaku
    March 3, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Woooow… These people need to get a life. They pay more attention to boobs more then I do. I didn’t even realize her bust was “apparently” too large until people started complaining about it. :-/

  33. Neojames82
    March 3, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Too big?! Oh fuck off….

  34. アントナント
    March 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Mighty Never

  35. Petr Kolář
    Petr Kolář
    March 3, 2016 at 2:57 am


    Doesn’t surprise me.

  36. Stilzkin
    March 3, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Is Neofag even real at this point. They’re a joke

  37. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    March 3, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Looks good :) but for fuck’s sake are some people really complaining about Miriam’s design in there?? I really hope they don’t listen to them at all I might have to make a comment to support the design of Miriam…

  38. Nagato
    March 3, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Gotta say I’m surprised as Miriam always felt like a tumblrized version of Shanoa to me.

  39. buddyluv324
    March 3, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Oh yeah, they’re not joking. They’ll freak out at any female character with a bust size bigger than an A cup. Remember though that this is the same NeoGAF that that says that Laura Bailey doing the voice of Nadine from Uncharted 4 is comparable to digital blackface.

  40. harlanwade
    March 3, 2016 at 5:37 am

    “I might have to make a comment to support the design of Miriam…”

    Do it. Don’t let the puritans be the only voice.

  41. Madbrainbox
    March 3, 2016 at 6:27 am

    She’s perfect.

  42. Stilzkin
    March 3, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Wasn’t it neogaf too that said everyone who owns a vita is a pedo?

  43. アントナント
    March 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

    The boss himself

  44. Etherblaze
    March 3, 2016 at 8:03 am

    She looks fuckin beautiful. And I usually hate when people/characters have an excessive amount of “tattoos” on their skin.

  45. snugdarkly
    March 3, 2016 at 8:59 am

    What’s the difference?

  46. snugdarkly
    March 3, 2016 at 9:01 am

    She can figure out how to be confident on her own. The guy probably already has to work his ass off for her.

  47. Stilzkin
    March 3, 2016 at 9:02 am

    NeoFAG was a mistake

  48. Tromboner
    March 3, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I wonder what it’s like to have such awful opinion.

  49. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    March 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Thats wasnt my point.

  50. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    March 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I wouldn’t mind 3D models as much if Ayami Kojima was doing the character design or at least something that tried to follow her style like what was done with Order of Ecclesia. What I’m seeing looks like the style they went with for the first two DS games which if I remember was nearly universally hated which prompted Order of Ecclesia’s abandoning of it.

  51. Марио Кукуцов
    Марио Кукуцов
    March 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

    no it wasn’t it was spot on

  52. NukeA6
    March 3, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I assume the puritans are less insane and aren’t complete pushovers.

  53. Stilzkin
    March 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

    It’s nothing but trash

  54. buddyluv324
    March 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

    So what it comes down to is a limp dick cuck whos unable to give his own wife the business and his wife unable to find a way to please her husband.

  55. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    March 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    – Proper communication with backers
    – Asking for backer feedback for stuff that matters

    – And actually taking backer feedback into consideration
    – Updates about the actual game itself

    Now THIS is how you run a project and treat backers. I guess if there’s one little silver lining with the MN9 project, is that it’s an example for everyone how NOT to run your project.

  56. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    March 3, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    The tragic prince has spoke

  57. Urobolus
    March 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Similar to Inafune, Igarashi had a similar problem with trying to claim a franchise as his own. On the other hand, he has a fairly good track record with Castlevania with only a couple of duds. I’m still gonna be wary of this until we get a solid grasp on things.

    For future reference, if the game starts getting delayed then it’s all over.

  58. Mr. Despair
    Mr. Despair
    March 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Was a bit worried considering how Mighty No. 9 looks, but this actually looks really nice

  59. TsukuyomiMagi99
    March 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Calling people pedo’s in one breath defending them in another. Hypocrisy thy name is SJW.

  60. TsukuyomiMagi99
    March 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Or maybe he needs to marry a less insecure woman.

  61. Thanatos2k
    March 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I think the mighty number nine stands for 9 delays?

  62. Thanatos2k
    March 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Iga isn’t some moron, he knows to ignore the trash.

  63. Azure
    March 4, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I know I typo’d the 8 but I just cannot be arsed to fix it like the dev team making the game.

  64. snugdarkly
    March 5, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Good point.

  65. Viredae
    March 9, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Well, puritans actually had sex, for one thing, they appreciated marital sex, they just hated any form of sexuality outside of that.

    Calling these people puritans is an insult to puritans.

  66. Viredae
    March 9, 2016 at 5:35 am

    You need a place for the trash to go in the end.