Date(s) - 25/03/2015
Bloodborne is an upcoming action-role playing video game being developed by From Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It is being directed by director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The game was announced at Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 media briefing on June 9, 2014, where a trailer was shown. The game is set for release worldwide in March 2015.
Bloodborne will feature action role-playing elements similar to those found in developer From Software’s games Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. Combat is fast paced and requires an offensive approach in order for players to combat dense hordes of enemies. The player character is agile and is able to perform sweeping dashes around enemies while locked on. The new risk versus reward style of gameplay is emphasized through Bloodborne ’s health regain system, which allows the player to, within a small window of time, recover portions of lost health by striking back at the player’s attacker. Bloodborne as a game was described by Sony’s Senior Community Manager as “Dark Souls with Shotguns”
Melee weapons can transform into two alternate states; each state encourages a different approach to combat. The cleaver, for example, in its initial state can be used to quickly dispatch enemies in cramped areas, but when transformed into its secondary state it becomes an extended blade more suited for crowd control. The player can also wield a firearm in their left hand that can be used to stun enemies, which can then be followed up with a critical attack from the player’s melee weapon.