Bloodborne, the new gothic action-RPG from the creators of Dark Souls, looms ever closer, and with its impending release comes new screenshots and info on how you'll combat the hordes of the undead.

Similarly to the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne's multiplayer comes in several different flavors, DualShockers reports. You can group up with strangers to defeat particularly nasty challenges through the use of special multiplayer bell items, or you can create "Watchword" sessions — password-protected worlds you can use to easily group up with your friends. It's not all hugs and kisses, though, as there's also optional PVP; like Dark Souls, other players can invade your world to hunt you down. Defeat them, and great rewards await. Should you fall, the rewards will be theirs. You can also leave "memoirs," video messages for other players, and player deaths will sometimes generate tombstones that replay their demise for others to watch, promoting laughing and learning. Odds are good there'll be more deliberately misleading memoirs than helpful ones.

Additionally, there will be special Chalice Dungeons, which are randomly-generated challenges you can either solo or share with friends. To share your Chalice Dungeons, or most of the other multiplayer features, players will need an active Playstation Plus subscription. Those without one can still download new dungeon data and updates for the main game.

As has become the standard for big-budget titles, Bloodborne comes packed with a day-one patch focused on general bug-squashing and overall game improvement.

Bloodborne arrives on March 24th exclusively for PlayStation 4.

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