Not officially, because of course Konami holds that license and they aren’t letting it go to anyone, even the guy who did the most to build on it in the past 20 years. But the shadow of that game is inescapable in B:RotN, so it might as well be acknowledged up front, for good and bad.
But, because here at Hinge Problems we (with some trepidation) love videogames, there’s a lot of good. Also, I will return to this constantly because when I get to the ill, a lot of people might take that as me not liking the game, which is not the case. I like this game. I like Symphony of the Night a lot, so of course I like Bloodstained.