The uniqueness and use of multiplayer made this battle a favourite for Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Bloodborne director and series designer for Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls Hidetaka Miyazaki has created his fair share of boss battles and there are certainly a ton of different memorable encounters across the series that stand out.
However, it’s interesting to note that Miyazaki favourite encounter is from Demon’s Souls, namely the Old Monk encounter. Speaking to OPM, Miyazaki stated that, “I’m actually fond of a great many enemies and bosses from each title. But let me weed it down to one: the Old Monk.
“This boss utilised a unique (and rather experimental) multiplayer system. I remember facing a lot of opposition to realise the idea. I also designed the boss’ head collar myself.”
The Old Monk encounter is unique because it involved the boss summoning another player to fight you, which is something that was unheard of at the time (and isn’t very common right now either). What was your favourite encounter in the Souls series and Bloodborne? Let us know below.