Dark Souls Creator's Next Game, The PS4-Exclusive Bloodborne, Playable At Gamescom

From Software's 2015 role-playing game coming to German expo next month.

Bloodborne, the upcoming PlayStation 4 "gothic" role-playing game from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls creator From Software, will be playable for the very first time next month during the Gamescom convention in Germany. The game's producer, Jun Yoshino, confirmed the news to Digital Spy.

"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," Yoshino said. "There we can gauge first hand the reaction to the game." Yoshino went on to say that From Software is "really working flat out" to have Bloodborne ready to launch in early 2015.

Originally leaked as "Project Beast," the game was officially announced as Bloodborne during Sony's E3 press conference in early June. It is a PS4-exclusive and is in development at From Software in association with Sony Japan Studio. Demon's Souls key designer Hidetaka Miyazaki is at the helm of Bloodborne, after he did not work on Dark Souls II, except in a supervisory role.

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dainZ
dainZ

Demon's Souls + Castlevania


Fug can't wait, plus it looks like Boletaria & with lots of vibe from Tower of Latria combined.

loudroom
loudroom

So thats why i didnt enjoy dark souls as much as demon souls. Hidetaka Miyazaki is the main man. I hope bloodborne brings back the many late nights and reply value as demons souls did. I still hold demon souls as my favourite game since the start of consoles back in the 80's.

Demons souls did drive my wife crazy, she even made me choose, i told her i choose demon souls. Cant wait for Bloodborne i might finally get that divorce.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

From Software and Sony Japan studio, take your time :)

oflow
oflow

Lords of the Fallen kind of looks better than this.

Eza08
Eza08

The tonal mood of this game makes the Dark soul games look like something from Care Bears,

irishrizo
irishrizo

i got xbox one in 2014.. now to get a PS4 in 2015 ~_~ lol dam From Software.

strrckshn
strrckshn

And read Miyazaki PlayStation Blog people. 


It still not a Spiritual Successor or being treated as one to Demons Souls.  


And not a Souls Game.   You can't play this game the same way as Demon Souls.


Miyazaki has confirmed that the game's world is not connected to PS3 game Demon's Souls.


Miyazaki would have confirmed it on the blog. There is no evidence to support that it is a Spiritual Successor.  Or treated as being one..From the Devs or Yoshida.  It just hearsay because when it was Project Beast everyone thought it was going to be Demon Souls 2.


So it was named Bloodborne then everyone assumed it's the Spiritual Successor to Demon Souls.  That's why the Creator said it's not a sequel nor mentioned confirmed nor treated as to it being a Spiritual Successor.  Simply STATED inspired By Demon Souls, and that is as far as it should go. NEW IP and of course talked about the Game in General.   It still as the signatures hallmarks what FROM is know best for creativity is in this game and the difficulty etc. But people will still go around and still call it a Spiritual Successor but it simply isn't.  

Just saying.


Inspired doesn't = Spiritual Successor....

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

That means there will likely be a LOT of info released as well, maybe a new trailer.

Cannot wait :)

shinrae5
shinrae5

Sony is showing off Bloodborne

Ms is showing off Quantum Break

Gamers on both sides have something to want at the event - yeah for gaming!!!

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

Very interested to see what this game can do. If it is something amazing It will probably be enough to sway me to a PS4

SilentAssassin
SilentAssassin

This game might be the reason why I purchase a PS4.

hamoodlord
hamoodlord

I am looking forward to play this game. I think its gonna be as good as demons souls and dark souls. I personally didnt like dark souls2 at all and didnt even complete it. The only question I have are they gonna be other good games that makes PS4 deserve buying?

Gomtor
Gomtor

I put hundreds of hours in their first 3 games (demons souls + 2 darksouls).  The gameplay and online features are totally addictive.  Can not wait.

Razor10000
Razor10000

bloodborne is one the reasons i want a ps4, can´t wait to see more gameplay.

shravan_perne
shravan_perne

I am excited for BLOODBORNE... But can we get some love for Dark souls 2 and fix the SM S##t FROM...

berserker66666
berserker66666

I wonder if they'll hand out any more T-Shirts from defeating bosses in this demo.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

2015 looking to be one of the best years in gaming history. Witcher 3, Bloodborne, and if I were to be a betting man, Fallout 4 will most likely see the light of day in 2015.


My odds of survival stowaway in a wheel-well of a Lufthansa flight being on the low side, I will have to miss out on Gamescom.  I'm sure there will be some footage from the event for us to gawk at.

HenrySix
HenrySix

@irishrizo lol don't worry. the game won't stay exclusive for ps4. it is a timed one. look at the previous dark souls games. but yeah, if you can't wait, then might as well get a ps4.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@hamoodlord I would keep an eye out for Shadow of the Beast assuming GamesCom gives us some gameplay. But that's if you're into side scroller beat em ups.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@hamoodlord Uncharted is already confirmed, and The Order has potential to be great (it's already visually great), so I think the answer is, yes.

chris_swwa
chris_swwa

This game isn't timed like Demon souls before this it's being published by Sony Japan. This is a 2nd party game not 3rd party.

rob19ny
rob19ny

@HenrySix @irishrizo Did you read the article? It clearly said..."It is a PS4-exclusive and is in development at From Software in association with Sony Japan Studio."

If you read that(and are also aware of the fact that Demon Souls is co-developed by Sony Japan) and are still saying its a timed exclusive....you have comprehension issues.



eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I see people are still in denial about this being PS4 exclusive.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@HenrySix @irishrizo

Why are people on this site INCAPABLE of understanding that From Software is making a PS4 exclusive game?

Let me try to lay the situation out so it is clear:

They are an independent company and can do whatever they like. They do not "owe" XBox anything.

They have developed games for all sorts of platforms in the past, and some games were "exclusive" to one platform or another, and some were not. They have made games for Dreamcast, DS, GameCube, PS1, PS2, PS3, XBox, 360, Wii, PC, Mobile, etc... they just develop games. That's what 3rd party developers do.


Now SOMETIMES game developers work out deals with companies wherein, in exchange for money, they develop a game exclusively for that platform.


They made Demon's Souls in collaboration with Sony Japan. It was a PS exclusive. It happens.

They made Dark Souls I+II. Sony did not pay for or own that IP, so they were multiplats. It happens.

From has now signed a deal with Sony to develop a new game with Sony Japan again. It will be a PS exclusive. It happens.


From could also sign a deal with MS to make an exclusive game. It could happen. The fact that they haven't is on Microsoft's shoulders. They developed games exclusive for MS in the past

strrckshn
strrckshn

@HenrySix @irishrizo Dark Souls was created by FROMSOFT Bamco and Atlus Published.

This is a Joint Venture with Sony Japan and FROM.  It wont be on any Platform other than PS4.

Just like Demon Souls when they worked together then.

irishrizo
irishrizo

@xantufrog  I clearly stated that need to buy a PS4 to play this game I don't know why you're INCAPABLE of reading my Comment

irishrizo
irishrizo

@HenrySix @strrckshn yeah I know, I didnt even play Demon Souls Because I didn't want to buy a PS3. 

But that was years ago and now I have a job  lol so i can buy both I guess F*k  it I do want to try "No mans Sky anyways"?

 

RichardLG
RichardLG

@strrckshn @gameroutlawzz Well Miyazaki might not consider it a spiritual successor himself, but after watching gameplay videos of it you can tell it definitely shares much of the same mechanics. If that's not a spiritual successor to him then whatever. As an artist sometimes you don't realize how closely related the things you create are. Maybe when they developed it, it felt completely different or they had a different mindset going into the project. That doesn't mean it will actually be vastly different than the previous titles they developed. Or maybe he just says it isn't a spiritual successor because he doesn't want people to go in expecting a story-line link between the two which isn't what spiritual successor means anyway. Most people would say by the gameplay trailers they've shown (could be different upon final release) that it is a spiritual successor given so many similarities being a dark, gothic, large world RPG with almost the same game mechanics (again, from what's been shown so far). Either way, the game looks good.

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

@AzureBonds76 @fredyellowone  Good question.  Maybe something like 1996, when Nintendo was releasing all those really good games.  (Mario 64, supermario RPG, etc)  The original Diablo was also released in 1996, along with Quake. 

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

@fredyellowone 1996 was the greatest year in gaming.  You mentioned some good ones, but 96 also brought us Resident Evil, Red Alert, Tomb Raider, and even Duke Nukem 3D. Oh my childhood memories. 

RichardLG
RichardLG

@strrckshn @RichardLG @gameroutlawzz Unless they continue making the Souls series it will probably be widely consider as the spiritual successor when it's from the same developers and shares so many concepts.  I'm just saying it's easy to see how it was mistaken by what they've shown. They've shown a game that looks pretty close to the last one they made. Many pieces of work can be "widely considered" something whether the artist intended it to be or not. 

RichardLG
RichardLG

@strrckshn @RichardLG @gameroutlawzz Right, but it's easy to see how someone would think it is a spiritual successor by looking at what the developer has shown the public.  Nobody seemed to have a problem calling the souls game a spiritual successor to King's Field and those were even more different from each other than these appear to be. Many IPs are widely "considered as" spiritual successors to other IPs whether the developers/creators explicitly say it themselves or not. I know the devs say it isn't so it's not, but I'm just saying it's pretty easy to see why it has been mistaken as such. Unless they keep making the Souls series and adding on to it, then later down the road Bloodborne will be considered the spiritual successor being the succeeding piece of work the development studio put out built upon the same principles and mechanics as the previous.