First announced the last E3 event by From Software, Bloodborne has made its presence felt during gamescom.
Along with a new trailer for the game, we’ve had some more details on just what Bloodborne it. Apparently the game’s themes are; fear, exploring the unknown, life-and-death battles, and a unique online experience. More details on Bloodborne’s online features will be revealed at a later date.
“A big part of the fun is exploring a mysterious new world,” said Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa. “The creepy and sometimes horrific gothic world of Bloodborne will be brought to life on the PS4 in amazing detail through the beautiful yet somber architecture; attention to detail in the environment; gorgeous lighting from the light of the moon, lanterns and fires burning in the street; and a trusty torch to light your way through dark and dangerous spaces.”
“Exploring the unknown can be a harrowing experience, especially in a game like Bloodborne where death and madness can be lurking around every corner.”
“Like with Demon’s Souls, there’s a large emphasis on achievement and reward, but it will be taken to the next level, which requires focusing on “more than just a high difficulty level.”
Bloodborne’s combat style requires a more pro-active and offensive style of tactics and weaponry, you can also make use of quicker movement and dodging.
“There’s no more hiding behind a big shield waiting for a chance to strike,” said Yamagiwa. “Enemies in Bloodborne are quicker and more aggressive as well, and at times you’ll be facing more enemies at once than in the past. There are situations where if you sit back and wait for an opening, you’ll get overwhelmed.”
“At times, you have to be on the offensive. But this is not a hack-and-slash game. Rest assured, Bloodborne is still an action RPG at its core, and combat is still very much about strategy and tactics.”
Bloodborne is expected to release sometime in 2015 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. For more information, check out the recent post in PlayStation’s Blog.