We figured that the Wii U version of BloodStained would be dropped eventually. However, the official announcement has been handed down as of yesterday. BloodStained now joins an ever-growing list of titles that were once announced for the system but has had focus changed for a Nintendo Switch version.
Official announcement below:
“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.”
You’ll have an option to change your version of BloodStained if you backed the title to the Nintendo Switch. If you don’t own that platform, you can change over to the Xbox One, PlayStaton 4 or PC/Steam version as well. Or if you simply had your heart set on the Wii U version, you can get a refund.
* I have backed BloodStained, just wanted to disclose that bit of info*