505 Games has announced Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night after the DLC plans that contain a lot of free content and a $ 9.99 package that allows players to take Koji Igarashi themselves and unlock Swordwhip weapons. Sales of the latter, called "Iga's Back Pack", have caused a number of controversies among Kickstarter backers as it was originally a backer-exclusive reward.
505's Global Brand Manager, Roberto Angel-Corlux, wrote a long explanation for the move Kickstarter, stressing that it was not just about money. According to him, the publisher wanted to allow everyone to "legally" get the full experience and counteract piracy.
To try to be as transparent as possible, it was not just making this content available to everyone. about making money. Of course, that means it's part of it, but the most important thing I was considering was to make sure everyone had a safe and legitimate way to get the full game experience, no matter when they find out about Bloodstained, it is 5 months ago or 5 years from now and that we were respectful of the price tags originally paid (hence the DLC pricing).
As one who is pirated games due to bull **** ̵1; consumer practice or as a demo to try and then buy (something largely obsolete by modern recovery systems), I wanted to eliminate so many reasons for pirate bloodstained as possible. All of the above = "No Back Pack" DLC. Hope it makes sense. I understand that not everyone will be 100% satisfied with this decision, but hopefully it helps understand the reasoning behind it. And of course, all backers who are entitled to this content will receive DLC for free.
As expected, the update attracted a negative response from society.
"I felt pressured to bitterly support the game at a higher level than I wanted, and now I feel robbed," wrote a backer. "I suggest that you correct this ASAP or Bloodstained & # 39; s only lasting legacy will be how you ripped us off," wrote another.
As for free DLC, this is what the players can expect
Bloodstained: Night of the Night published June 18, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A Nintendo Switch release follows on June 25th.
[Source: Kickstarter, Bloodstained (official website)]