Bloodborne tickled everybody with its impressive CGI showing at this year’s E3. It perfectly captured the type of atmosphere, dread, and grotesque nature of Miyazaki’s vision, but it lacked something. It lacked gameplay.
Mere days after E3, Katana of Youtube has leaked the first gameplay trailer of Bloodborne. It uses images found in the previous leak but this time, it remains intact and in HD for your viewing pleasure. Check out the trailer below:
After a bit more digging, a few details came to light by the way of the Dark Souls subreddit.
Here are some the major differences to the Souls games mentioned by Patrick Klepek at Giant Bomb’s E3 Show LIVE:
No Heavy Armor
There will be a shotgun in the offhand slot that serves to stagger enemies.
More enemies to face at a time (up to 8-9)
A dash/sidestep alongside the roll.
A one hit attack to staggered opponents, similar to the backstab, except executable anywhere on the enemy.
ENEMY PLACEMENTS ARE RANDOM; when the bell rings, enemies will roam and scatter to other places.
BOSS PLACEMENTS ARE RANDOM (you will get locked into an area with soul gates upon the encounter.)
There will be weapons that have two modes, like the “flip scythe” seen in the reveal trailer.
With rumours and leaks of Project Beast teasing the internet for weeks, it was no surprise that something would be mentioned at E3. What nobody expected, was that Project Beast is its own entity, separate from the Souls universe. Bloodborne, FromSoftware’s next project, will release on the Playstation 4 in 2015, and does it ever look great!
The most noteworthy thing to come from this news is that Hidetaka Miyazaki, FromSoftware’s new president, is the director of Bloodborne. He is as talented as he is worshipped in this industry, and it can only mean great things for Bloodborneto have him at the helm.
Introducing Bloodborne, the latest Action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, exclusively for the PlayStation®4 system. Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.
A Terrifying New World: Journey to a horror-filled gothic city where deranged mobs and nightmarish creatures lurk around every corner.
Strategic Action Combat: Armed with a unique arsenal of weaponry, including guns and saw cleavers, you’ll need wits, strategy and reflexes to take down the agile and intelligent enemies that guard the city’s dark secrets.
A New Generation of Action RPG: Stunningly detailed gothic environments, atmospheric lighting, and advanced new online experiences showcase the power and prowess of the PlayStation(R)4 system.
You can pre-order Bloodborne at the official Sony website.