Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Joseph Saulnier0
A Second Hands On With Bloodborne On The Playstation 4
Adding yet another to the already extensive lists of PS4 exclusives, Bloodborne screams onto the system February 6, 2015. There’s been a lot of rave about this gothic horror title, and now we have a release date.
For those not in the know, Bloodborne is a third-person action RPG with plenty of gore, monsters and darkness to fill two games. So it comes as little surprise that the games is the result of a collaborative effort between FromSoftware and Sony Computer Entertainment, the same developers that brought the Dark Souls series.
I was able to spend a few minutes playing the current build of the game at PAX Prime just a few short weeks ago. Some of the textures and lighting were a bit confusing as I shambled around trying to find some action, but once I did… hoo boy did I have a blast. The control system was a little alien to me at first, but after I figured it out I was killing the undead and sinister left and right. And having a blast doing it. The announcement of the release date is a welcome one, but also disappointing that I have to wait so long to get my hands back on this morbidly beautiful game.
The announcement of the release date, along with the awesome new trailer, comes with some new surprises too. The trailer highlights the Dark Souls-esque co-op feature, along with bone-chilling monsters and ever creepy environments.
In addition to the co-op, Bloodborne will have an online component where the Hunters (antogonists) have creatures called “Messengers” that have “creeped up out of the nightmare world and facilitate some of the asynchronous online gameplay features.”
The Collector’s Edition (which will run you $79) includes a Steelbook collector’s case, an exclusive premium art book featuring stunning art from the game as well as the complete soundtrack. And pre-ordering the game will net you to some exclusive skins for the online’s “Messenger” companions.