Developer: Sony, From Software
Genre: Role Playing Game
Release Date: 2015
Bloodborne is an upcoming action adventure role playing video game that is currently in development under From Software, the developers of the critically acclaimed Souls series and the niche hit series Armored Core. The game is being co developed by Sony Computer Entertainments Japan Studio who are also working on the PS4 exclusive, Deep Down in conjunction with Capcom.
Bloodborne is set to be published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Leading the development as Director is Hidetaka Miyazaki (President of From Software) who found fame with his works, Dark Souls and to a lesser extent, Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne is currently slated to release at some time in 2015 exclusively on the PlayStation 4 at retail and via digital download on the PlayStation Network.
Bloodborne was first publicly announced during E3 2014 during the Sony press conference; the reveal came in the form of a trailer that showed the games setting, an old city called Yharnam. Despite being publicly announced at E3 2014, the game was actually leaked a number of weeks before the show under the project name, Project Beast.
Initiallu Project Beast was assumed to be set in a more modern setting. The leaked videos showed it to be pretty Gothic with the protagonist wielding a shotgun. The video also showcased fog-gates, undead enemies and the usual dark setting found in the Souls series. Initially believed to be a hoax, the theory was quickly debunked by the Sony presentation at E3 2014.
There is yet to be any information given regarding the combat aspect of Bloodborne, however Playstation.com does give some insight into the gameplay, saying “Journey to a horror-filled gothic city where deranged mobs and nightmarish creatures lurk around every corner.” The site continues to talk about “Strategic Action Combat”, a phrase most often resereved for games like Devil May Cry. The player will be armed with a wide array of weapons ranging from conventional firearms all the way up to Saw Cleavers.
Bloodborne is set in the abandoned, ancient and seemingly dilapidated city of Yharnam. In it’s glory days, Yharnam was best known for housing a mysterious medical remedy that would see travellers from far across the land while seeking the cure that would cure whichever malady ails them.
However, when the player reaches the city of Yharnam it’s soon discovered that the cities populace has been savaged by a terrible curse that has turned the inhabitants almost wholly and outwardly violent. Navigating these streets and combating the foes that hunt your steps, the player must survive.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.