Mar 21st, 2017 publishUpdated   Apr 19th, 2017, 12:03 pm

Nintendo fans were a big part of why the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter was such a success, since it promised the return of Castlevania-like games to the Nintendo ecosystem. The Kickstart was funded way back in 2015, but a new update to the Kickstarter page will leave Wii U some Wii U fans who expected this game to arrive on that platform salty.

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.

It’s understandable and something anyone could have seen coming from a mile away with the Nintendo Switch now out. Nintendo won’t say it directly, but this handheld-console hyrbid is intended to replace both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, while Nintendo moves their focus to their console and mobile divisions.

Are you disappointed with this news at all? Let us know in the comments.

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