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Bloodborne Coming Exclusively to PS4 in 2015, New Details

Masaaki Yamagiwa's Avatar Posted by Producer, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio

Hello, PlayStation fans. This is Masaaki Yamagiwa from Japan Studio.

I am here to talk about a new Action RPG, Bloodborne, which will launch early 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 console. Bloodborne is a new collaboration for us, being developed by FromSoftware and produced by SCE Japan Studio. This game will transport players to a dark and terror-filled gothic world, a world full of deranged beings and nightmarish creatures.


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.

In Bloodborne, the combat is based on intense life-threatening battles. One of the ways we are bringing that sense of danger to life is by keeping the deep strategic elements from Demon’s Souls, while also transitioning from the passive and block-and-attack style of Demon’s Souls to a quicker, more offensive and active combat style with close-range weapons and guns.

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From the beautiful and melancholic architecture to the debris lining the street, Bloodborne will deliver an extremely rich and detailed world, all thanks to the power of the PlayStation 4 system. In addition, the PS4 system has allowed us to have an expanded draw distance, so we can show more of the world at any one time. New lighting effects allow us to add more atmosphere and tension to the game, making the horrifyingly detailed beasts and giant boss enemies you’ll be facing even more frightening.

I hope to be able to share more about our online features later this year, but I can say that we are developing new kinds of online experiences that allow users to share their adventures. We also look forward to giving fans new ways of playing and sharing thanks via the PS4 system’s Share capabilities.

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Special message from Director Hidetaka Miyazaki:
“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. 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.”

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FearMonkey said:

June 10th, 1:05 pm

Those are beautiful screenshots. The trailer really doesn’t do the game justice. I can’t wait to play it.

sssfffhhh5 said:

June 10th, 1:11 pm

When do we see the gameplay? This is the fantastic game which make me buy the PS4.

Critosis said:

June 10th, 1:11 pm

I am really really really glad I went with PS4 this generation.

honkayjeezus said:

June 10th, 1:11 pm

Can’t wait to see more of it. I found the trailer a little bit of a letdown, but the ending of it was great.

Glad to see stuff from Fromsoftware’s A-team.

DotComCTO said:

June 10th, 1:13 pm

This is going to be stellar. I really looking forward to this. Lots of great games on PS4’s horizon! It’s a good time to be a gamer.

Elvick_ said:

June 10th, 1:16 pm

Game will be awesome for sure

mummiess1 said:

June 10th, 1:16 pm

Will this have the same gameplay and character creation as Demon souls? :D

lisatsunami said:

June 10th, 1:17 pm

Yes, of course I’ll get this. And, by the way, there is nothing wrong with the combat in Demon’s Souls so you don’t need to run away from it.

Boyanime010 said:

June 10th, 1:20 pm

Very Interesting

N7Spartansw0rd said:

June 10th, 1:21 pm

Can’t wait for this game!

Ecko_25 said:

June 10th, 1:21 pm

Day 1 purchase.

darji_HONK said:

June 10th, 1:26 pm

Pictures are nice and all but will the common folks be able to see at least a bit of gameplay this week?. Please..

FFObsessed said:

June 10th, 1:26 pm

These are the games I buy PlayStation for. Keep them coming.

MarinoBrea said:

June 10th, 1:29 pm

BEAST!!!!

jluvsc said:

June 10th, 1:30 pm

Is it true the ps4 is not powerful enough to run audio cds, mp3s, 3d blurays, dlna, and bluetooth remotes? Or is it, as some suggest, an active decision to ignore these features in lieu of Sony’s paid services?

KoldStrejke said:

June 10th, 1:33 pm

60 FPS? Better AI combat mechanics? (no terrible Hit boxes) Demon Souls 2 could still be a better game, if it was fixed.

andremal said:

June 10th, 1:34 pm

All over this! Like ALL over it!

gus_xl said:

June 10th, 1:34 pm

Even though I’m a huge Souls fan and this is my most anticipated game, that trailer is kind of rough. That leaked video was much better.

Hitokiri_03 said:

June 10th, 1:41 pm

Thank you based Miyazaki.

Mando44646 said:

June 10th, 1:48 pm

I’ll wait for some gameplay. I didnt enjoy Demon’s Souls and I generally love RPGs

xClayMeow said:

June 10th, 1:51 pm

We could use some action RPG Vita love

brianroyale said:

June 10th, 2:09 pm

The game I want to play the most. Love hearing that it’s taking the Souls game combat in a different direction. More offensive will be a big change from what we’ve been taught, but I can’t wait to see how it plays out. I’ve got a lot of faith in these guys to pull off an amazing game.

Subsided_Assasin said:

June 10th, 2:10 pm

This is one of the Biggest Highlights of E3 for me, I can’t wait for the opportunity to play such an amazing looking game.

PRO7IFIC said:

June 10th, 2:15 pm

Thank you Hidetaka Miyazaki for this beautiful masterpiece. I can’t wait!

TMB903 said:

June 10th, 2:15 pm

I need this…NOWWWWW.

moecage said:

June 10th, 2:23 pm

You had me at demon’s souls

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

June 10th, 2:31 pm

this game looks ok..very gorish..but no game play ..no sell…if its not trying to top GOD OF WAR then i wont be that interested. Im seriously waiting for a SOCOM type of game ..or a 3rd person battlefield type of game..there’s too many FPS ..its way over due..that’s the experience that kept me a fan of PlayStation! that and Crash Bandicoot…still not sure why SONY hasn’t bought him back but Im fine with Ratchet & Clank..at least they talk lol

itchieban1 said:

June 10th, 2:34 pm

This game is going 2 sell a lot of PS4’s 4 Sony , I just pre-ordered it !

amjr72 said:

June 10th, 2:38 pm

My System Seller.as well.

I don’t even need to see gameplay, Demon’s and Dark Souls were masterpieces, i’m one of Miyazaki’s *****es now.

jonboi24 said:

June 10th, 2:41 pm

Damn this game gives me a Vampire Hunter D vibe and I love it!

HippeusOmega said:

June 10th, 2:46 pm

Even though the souls games get the best of me I want this for my PS4 Collection.

cleversignin said:

June 10th, 2:47 pm

I loved Demon’s Souls but wasn’t super jazzed on Dark Souls. Demon’s was tough but it wasn’t cheap, Dark was cheap. I hope this goes back to Demon’s roots rather than the Dark direction where it is more about memorizing spawn points than being skillful. Very interested in this though.

zarzar5 said:

June 10th, 2:48 pm

Demon’s Souls was one of the best games on PS3. I”m super excited for this game, and it’ll be the reason I get a PS4.

TO_RULEZ said:

June 10th, 3:03 pm

E3 was good but still u guys did not give us hardly any ps exclusives coming out this year everything is coming out next year i bought a ps4 @ launch thinking we where going to get more exclusive games during 2014 but we get stuff that is remastered from the ps3 to the ps4 and they r games i have already played and alot of the games that i have gotten excited for have been delayed till 2015 i love ps but i think i should have waited to get a ps4

Invicta2 said:

June 10th, 3:03 pm

This is definitely on my radar. I’ve never played Demon Souls or Dark Souls, but I hope Bloodbourne isn’t as punishing as those games. Really interested in seeing how the game will play in comparison to the Souls games. Since this is supposed to come out Early 2015, I imagine gameplay will be shown at GamesCom or Tokyo Game Show.

dizeeStL said:

June 10th, 3:07 pm

system seller

PhadedWun said:

June 10th, 3:13 pm

Please. Please. Announce a PS4+Bloodborne bundle.

Spazgadget said:

June 10th, 3:19 pm

So. Frigging. Excited.

Figboy said:

June 10th, 3:33 pm

I am incredibly excited for this game! Looks amazing, and I love Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls too!

ElektroDragon said:

June 10th, 3:40 pm

Hey From, this is nice, but I STILL WANT ENCHANTED ARMS 2.

SirAnthon said:

June 10th, 3:53 pm

Am I the only one thinking about a Demon Souls HD with the last broken portal now open, and changing the places of all items and expecial characters up? like a Plus on Steroids?

DrkrZen said:

June 10th, 4:01 pm

A lot has made me want a PS4, this E3, more than I already did. This game being one of the key factors.

Praise the Miyazaki! \[T]/

akibake said:

June 10th, 4:13 pm

This was one of the standout trailers at E3. I love how the dog has a claymation look to it. I hope that is similar to the gameplay.

Haskell420 said:

June 10th, 4:20 pm

I played that trailer for my gf in the dark and she wigged out…U AINT PLAYING THAT IN THIS ROOM LOL….Then i showed her M.Kombat, The Order:1886, and Let it Die……she walked out of the room…PRICELESS lol…Then I got my game on w/ Hardline Beta lol

I WANT IN THE PS4 BETA PLEASE!!

Brooklyn008 said:

June 10th, 4:20 pm

Damn. I love you.

mrLATTIRE said:

June 10th, 4:31 pm

I can’t wait to see more about this game. Love the Souls series!

Berae said:

June 10th, 4:44 pm

Cant wait! Im gonna pre order now

SeanStrange said:

June 10th, 4:51 pm

Really excited for this. LOVE the souls series. Hopefully this delivers well!

boxmyth said:

June 10th, 4:54 pm

I got to see the playthrough of this at E3 today (and got a Bloodborne t-shirt in my size!).
Friggin’ bloody brilliant. The setting is amazing and having Hidetaka Miyazaki directing gives me chills.

drew327 said:

June 10th, 5:54 pm

Can’t wait

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