New Details About Bloodborne Emerge

Developer From Software, a studio well known for its work on Demon’s Souls and the two Dark Souls games, announced yesterday that it will be releasing a PS4 exclusive titled Bloodborne during Sony’s press conference. The game will launch in early 2015, but SCE Japan Studio, who will be producing it, has released new details promising that the game will take players to a “dark and terror-filled gothic world.”


Sony released the following on PS Blog, setting up the game’s world.

“Bloodborne takes place in an ancient, forgotten city called Yharnam, known for an old medical remedy. Over the years, many hopeless and afflicted people have made long pilgrimages to Yharnam in search of help. As the main character, you are one of these travelers. However, you find that Yharnam is also cursed with a horrible endemic illness. You must navigate the perilous streets of this city, fighting off nightmarish creatures, malformed beasts and deranged mobs stricken with this horrific illness. Face your fears as you discover the secrets and mysteries of this dark and horrific world where danger, death and madness lurk around every corner.”

Due to PS4’s technical prowess, Bloodborne will offer an “extremely rich and detailed world,” alongside an expanded draw distance and lighting effects. 

Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki also wrote the following: 

“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways,” Miyazaki said in a statement. “That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”