Nintendo is on a roll with the indie market these days, and it has picked up another promising title that is bound to make the Switch a more attractive platform. Koji Igarashi and Nintendo will be joining forces to bring Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to Nintendo’s fledgling console.

The news comes to us from the addition of the game’s logo in an update to the “more than 60 quality indie games confirmed for Nintendo Switch throughout 2017” clip. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an excellent addition to Nintendo’s approach to choosing the best of the best indie titles.

Nintendo + Castlevania is always a winning formula

For those who don’t remember, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the record-setting Kickstarter game being developed by Koji Igarashi, longtime producer of the Castlevania series at Konami. His resume includes Symphony of the Night and all of the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS games that followed in its path.

Needless to say, Castlevania fans are excited to play it even if it doesn’t bear the Castlevania name. Those worried about the series’ future find hope in this game as a legitimate spiritual successor, and for it to find its way to a portable Nintendo platform, that is especially magical. Castlevania hasn’t always appeared on Nintendo hardware, but when it does… in 2D… the results are universally brilliant.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2018.