Bloodborne is less than a week away and it’s the first console exclusive that I’m seriously excited for- Bloodborne looks like it will be worth buying a PS4. And now I have some shiny new screens, info and videos for you.
First up, look at all the pretty pictures.
As for the customization details, the PlayStation Blog has some news about the hub area, Hunter’s Dream, which I will copy and paste for you here:
In the Hunter’s Dream, you’ll be able to purchase items, level up your character by speaking to the Doll, repair and upgrade your weapons (more on that below), and get useful advice from Gehrman, the old man in the wheelchair.
The main currency in Bloodborne is called Blood Echoes, which you can earn by hunting beasts and more. Use Blood Echoes to purchase items from the shop in the Hunter’s Dream, or even repair and strengthen your weapons. In your adventures, you’ll soon come across special items called Blood Gems, which can be attached to weapons in order to increase their attack power and even add special characteristics to your weapons.
In the Hunter’s Dream, you can also interact with the Memory Altar in order to memorize special Caryll Runes to upgrade your character. Some runes may allow you to carry more items in your inventory, or boost the amount of Blood Echoes you receive from each beast you hunt down, allowing you to customize your hunter however you see fit.
I am still waiting for information about that new stat in the game, Insight. I know it’s fitting, but I’d love some… insight into it – what is it used for and how does it relate to the mechanics of the game? The Caryll Runes sound interesting though as unique ways to customize you character beyond simply equipping a certain set of gear or upgrading the various stats.
And here is the latest trailer:
Oh, and if you want to watch some gameplay by a Japanese actor (warning, may contain spoilers) you can see a new area as well as some interesting traps.
Last Updated: March 20, 2015