From Software Releasing the 'Beast' in Early 2015 with "Bloodborne"

From Software Announces PS4 Exclusive Gothic Action Game "Bloodborne" Will Release in Early 2015. Initially Leaked as 'Project Beast', "Bloodborne" Will be Playable at Gamescom.

The streets glisten in the pale light of a moon hanging high over the dark, overcrowded Victorian city as your boots pound a calm and slow cadence on the grime-covered cobblestones. In one hand you feel the heavy weight of a massive crimson-stained cleaver, and in your other the relative lightness of a black-powder scattergun; the barrel's still warm from the last discharge. The shadows of this strange city give you cause to use both weapons often and conceal horrible monsters out for your blood - just as you're out for theirs. You prowl farther, a beast stalking the streets where blood is the only currency that matters...

Welcome to the city of Yharnam in the world of Bloodborne: From Software's PS4 exlcusive that was until recently codenamed 'Project Beast'. At the helm of this gothic action adventure is the same brilliant mind that was behind Dark Souls: director Hidetaka Miyazaki's.

In an interview with Famitsu that took place back when the game was revealed Miyazaki explained how Bloodborne is going to be radically different from the Souls series and why.

"We were already thinking of a shift to a combat system where you would enter battle more actively than with the sword and shield-based combat of [the Souls games]," Miyazaki explained. Sony Computer Entertainment had approached From Software offering the developer a chance to design for a new console, and Miyazaki felt that new hardware needed a brand new game.

According to Digital Spy, Bloodborne will be releasing in early 2015 and will be playable at Gamescom. For a full translation of Miyazaki's interview head over to Kotaku.

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Published Jul. 13th 2014
  • RobS_451
    I just recently got sucked into Dark Souls, well after E3. I watched that original trailer in June and kind of glossed over it, but now I'm chomping at the bit for it with everyone else. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for more info on this one.

    Also, thank you for the exposition at the beginning. You don't see that often in news post but every once in a while, it's welcome!
  • Travis McGee
    Featured Correspondent
    Ah, a fellow Souls fan, awesome! I'm still working my way through Dark Souls II, but I'm definitely excited about Bloodborne. I played Demon's Souls back when it came out on the PS3 and loved and hated every minute of it. After that, I've been totally hooked on Miyazaki's work. Dark Souls II is great - don't get me wrong - but you can tell he didn't have a hand in it.

    Thanks for the compliment about the opening paragraph. I come from a bit more of a fiction background and when dealing with something I'm so into it just seemed right to put that part of myself into it.

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