Protectors, ritual masters and guard dogs ahoy.
From Software took the stage at PlayStation Experience and revealed a nifty new feature in its upcoming dungeon-crawling action RPG Bloodborne with Chalice Dungeons. The Chalice Dungeons are essentially randomized dungeons with multiple levels and dangerous foes/traps to conquer.
In a new PlayStation Blog post, SCEJ producer Masaaki Yamagiwa revealed some other new details on the Chalice Dungeons, including some of the enemies you’ll encounter.
“Among the foul beasts and other creatures you’ll come across in the dungeons are the protectors and the protector ritual masters. Born in the depths of the dungeons and having never seen the light of day, these pale-skinned masters of the deep roam the halls, protecting the secrets held within. Despite their sunken, pitch-black eyes, be sure they will find you. Be especially mindful of the ritual masters, who perform a dark and ancient ceremony that few have lived to talk about.”
As for the giant flaming attack dog seen in the PSX demo, Yamagiwa described it as an ancient guard dog. “With a rock-hard petrified exterior and clad in a dense cloak of flames, these ancient guard dogs are said to be the oldest creatures found in the ruins.” Which seems to indicate there’s more than one lurking about.
Bloodborne is out on March 24th 2015 in North America and March 27th 2015 in the UK so stay tuned for more details enroute to release.