Bloodborne Draws Blood Early Next Year, Playable Next Month

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The next project from Dark Souls developer From Software, Bloodborne, is looking at an early 2015 release, and will be playable at next month’s Gamescom convention.

According to Digital Spy, Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Dark Souls and supervisor on Dark Souls II for From Software, told attendees of a PlayStation media event in London that the team is “really working flat out to get this game out for early 2015," confirming the expected 2015 release and narrowing it down to the first half of the year.

Gamers got a look at Bloodborne at E3 via a cinematic teaser trailer that showed off the dark, gothic tone of the upcoming action-RPG. Germany’s Gamescom convention will give attendees their first chance to sit down with a playable version of the PS4-exclusive next month. "We're going to be there at all upcoming major game shows like Gamescom, where we'll have our first hands-on demo on pods on the showfloor. There we can gauge first-hand the reaction to the game," stated Miyazaki.

Though Bloodborne shares a similar aesthetic to the Dark Souls series, Miyazaki confirmed that the games do not exist in the same world. While Dark Souls and Dark Souls II took place in the supernatural realms of Lordran and Drangleic, respectively, Bloodborne’s setting is the more realistic Yharnam, which resembles seventeenth century London.

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