Bloodborne gameplay details leaked

From Software is planning on giving us one of the most terrifying and exciting titles of next year with their highly anticipated Bloodborne, which will be a PS4 exclusive. Allegedly, the game has already been scheduled for a preliminary alpha testing prior to its official launch. At the helm of Bloodborne is Hidetaka Miyazaki, the former development director of Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, so we will surely be in for something unique and “out of this world.” After numerous screenshots were leaked before the game was officially announced, now, an important amount of gameplay information has been revealed via Reddit, detailing multiplayer features, and more. See for yourself:

Online Multiplayer:

  • Players will have choices to make early on in the game, their decision will have an effect in multiplayer mode
  • Decision to infect blood with to different strain of the sickness. There are rewards for choices but also downsides.
  • Miyazaki wants players to feel the fear of having a disease that could consume them, and take their life. This is a ‘hardcore’ mode for NG like a “permadeath”. Players must collect blood for their Heart. If they loose Heart strength, the sickness will consume them.
  • Players must collect Blood Vials and Blood Packs to transfuse their heart health at their Shrine.
  • The sickness transforms dead hunters into their worst fear.
  • In NG, you may become a boss later in the game if you collect enough blood to strengthen you heart
  • You can summon friends via PS4 friends list
  • You can no longer use consumable item for healing if you summon friend for boss battle.

Convenant System:

  • In some covenants, the sickness is very strong and players can choose to “consume” his own heart. This is a permanent choice and binds a character to the covenant permanently. You become beast, and new controls and attacks open up. Dead hunters will bind to the world when they die, their bodies becoming a regular ‘mini beast’ boss enemy within the world, like Red Phantom from Dark Souls.
  • We will see “huge beasts” in the game. If you defeat them you have a choice to become a host for their strain of sickness at your Shrine. You must invade other players’ worlds to collect blood for your beast.
  • In NG, The Beast heart will get stronger and other players will have to fight much harder to defeat it. One beast is a giant spider, another is a giant snake.

Bloodborne Alpha:

  • ALPHA will be a co-op boss battle, and some simple PVP invasion covenant testing.

The hype will reach a peak among fans after this one. The game is scheduled to be released on February 5, 2015 in Japan, and February 6, 2015 in North America and Europe. Bloodborne is an action role-playing title with a grim, spooky story which is set in the abandoned city of Yharnam, home to a mysterious medical remedy. Many travelers make pilgrimages to this city, so that they can find a cure for their afflictions, but they will soon discover that the city is affected by a powerful curse which has taken over its population. The main character arrives at Yharnam to witness all these atrocities, and will be forced to fight these hideous cursed monsters in order to survive.