E3 2014: Dark Souls Dev's New Game Bloodborne Is a PS4-Exclusive

Action role-playing game launching in early 2015 only on PS4.


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Demon's Souls and Dark Souls developer From Software's next game, the recently announced action role-playing game Bloodborne, will launch in early 2015 exclusively on PlayStation 4.

From Software is leading development on Bloodborne, while SCE Japan Studio is producing the title. The game promises to take players to a "dark and terror-filled gothic world."

Here's how Sony sets up the Bloodborne story in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

"Bloodborne takes place in an ancient, forgotten city called Yharnam, known for an old medical remedy. Over the years, many hopeless and afflicted people have made long pilgrimages to Yharnam in search of help. As the main character, you are one of these travelers. However, you find that Yharnam is also cursed with a horrible endemic illness. You must navigate the perilous streets of this city, fighting off nightmarish creatures, malformed beasts and deranged mobs stricken with this horrific illness. Face your fears as you discover the secrets and mysteries of this dark and horrific world where danger, death and madness lurk around every corner."

Thanks to the power of the PS4, Sony says Bloodborne will offer an "extremely rich and detailed world." The game will also offer an expanded draw distance and new lighting effects.

There's also a special message from Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

"Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways," Miyazaki said in a statement. "That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon's Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support."

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