New Bloodborne details, gameplay screenshots
posted on 06.10.14 at 04:41 PM EDT by (@salromano)
An ancient city is cursed with a horrible endemic illness.


SCE Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa took the PlayStation Blog today to share more details on the newly announced PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne.

The game, in development a From Software and produced by SCE Japan Studio, takes players to a dark and terror-filled gothic world full of deranged beings and nightmarish creatures.

Bloodborne is set in the ancient, forgotten city of Yharnarm, known for an old medical remedy. Many hopeless and afflicted people have traveled to Yharnman over the years in search of help. As the main character, you’re one of these travelers, but find that Yharnam is cursed with a horrible endemic illness. You’re tasked with navigating the city’s perilous streets, and fighting off creatures, beasts, and mobs stricken with illness.

Combat is based on “intense life-threatening battles.” The game keeps the strategic elements of combat from Demon’s Souls, while also transitioning from its passive and block-and-attack style to a quicker, more offensive and active approach with close-range weapons and guns.

The power of the PlayStation 4 is allowing the team to have an expanded draw distance, improved lighting effects, and “horrifyingly detailed” beasts and giant boss enemies.

As mentioned earlier, the game will have online support, but Sony isn’t saying much.

“I can say that we are developing new kinds of online experiences that allow users to share their adventures,” Yamagiwa said.

Finally, Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki shared a message for fans:

“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”

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  • DarthBrian

    This game looks amazing. I am so hype for this you have no idea. Cannot wait. Game is beautfiul too. Screenshots are awesome.


  • Shippoyasha

    I’m guessing you get infected instead of dying and/or turning undead this time around?

    Also hoping you meet way more NPCs than in the relatively sparse Souls games so far.

    • fqc

      From what I’ve heard you get infected just by healing. Healing now comes from blood and tainted blood will eventually turn you into a beast, which will apparently entirely change how the game plays and visually looks, into something harder to play. Only way to revert back to human is drinking human blood, which you can only get from NPCs or other players by hunting them down.

  • Kougeru

    the only downside to this game that i see, is that I cant play it on my PC. As awesome as it looks, im not gonna spend 460 dollars for one game. That said, build up on true exclusives like this and PS4 might be worthy to sit next to my PC.

    • Zackasaur

      You’ll undoubtedly end up with one eventually. The games always come. c:

  • Kuro-Law

    In MIYAZAKI we Trust

  • Six

    Hopefully there is some gameplay shown at TGS along with details of the online features. My love for Dark Souls already puts this on my radar, but I need to know more before I fully jump on the hype train.

  • Demolish

    please don’t make it the gameplay very hard like demon’s souls.

    • Jerry Hu
      • 武神水樹

        This sounds really cool

    • shogunknight


    • 武神水樹

      From Software has never been known to make easy games

    • MrRobbyM

      Why not? Plenty of other easy mode games out there for you to enjoy.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    So hyped for this game. Along with Rise of the Tomb Raider, Zelda, and Type-0 HD this is easily one of my favorite games from E3. I do hope for a stronger focus on narrative than was present in the Dark Souls games. However, just hearing the premise makes me really hopeful this will be a reality.

  • 武神水樹

    If the hunters are half breed will be interesting

  • Zackasaur

    This sounds perfect. Holy cow, I love the direction they’re taking. The tweaks to the combat are exactly what I wanted from Souls in the past.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    As long as its a big open world like game thats more than cool with me.

    • Surgeon of Death

      Y U still here? Didn’t you suicide?

  • Protagonist

    Sounds like a mix between Demon souls and resident evil. Gameplay like the soul series, and story like resident evil.

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait for this Miyazaki-san!!

  • z_merquise

    Oh man! I don’t know how many times I’ll say it but it looked so amazing! I totally love the horror visuals:

    I’m really excited to see a longer gameplay and how combat would really look like.

  • tokyobassist

    Man screw Dark Souls II…this was the game I wanted to play.

  • EspadaKiller

    Can’t wait for this game! Really love the art style. AWESOME.

  • LunarHaven

    YES! Looks incredible, day UNO!