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The Gamescom Bloodborne demo is dark

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We all knew that Dark Souls was going to be a dark game – it says so in the name. From Software is now bringing us Bloodborne and you can see the section of the game that they showed off at Gamescom. Prepare to lose some of your own hope and humanity.

This is the full stage that was playable at Gamescom. It’s important to point out that during the show, they made the demo a bit easier so that people who waited in line for hours and hours didn’t die in the first 30 seconds. I have a feeling this section will be much more difficult in the real game:

At about the 1:40 mark you can see the regain system in action – just watch the health bar as the player gets attacked and then gets revenge. Also, as I explained after seeing the behind closed door session, the movement of the healing item has significantly changed gameplay. By moving it out of the inventory, it means that players are more likely to actually use their offensive items in combat. You can see this towards the end of the video during the boss battle – players can throw vials of oil at enemies, followed by a Molotov cocktail for increased effect.

The gameplay and level design seems to be carrying on with From Software’s typical style, even though it’s in a new setting. I’m keen to see how the strategy plays out with the firearm working to sort of replace the shield. Plus they are continuing with their awesome enemy designs, so I’m very happy. Hm, somehow happy seems like the wrong word to use, but I hope you guys are excited for this game as I am. It’s coming next year Q1 to PS4 and will probably kill you as much as Dark Souls did.

Last Updated: August 20, 2014

40 Comments

  1. Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

    August 20, 2014 at 08:36

    HAHAHA, that torch. I knew it man, DS 2 was nothing more than an in between sequel made by the B-team. Miyazaki is back and he can have his way with me. The time has come for the true return of Souls! SO SO SO SO HYPE

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    • Hammersteyn

      August 20, 2014 at 08:41

      Yeah, I traded DS2 after a week. It’s good game but it felt like they made a game from left over content of Dark Souls.

      Reply

      • Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

        August 20, 2014 at 08:55

        TOTALLY agree. extremely sad. But as we can see, Bloodborne is gonna be a really sensual experience

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        • Brenz

          August 20, 2014 at 10:26

          You managed to make it sound erotic…

          Reply

    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      August 20, 2014 at 08:44

      All hail Slayazaki!

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      • Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

        August 20, 2014 at 08:54

        The main man. You know he’s gonna deliver

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    • Rinceable

      August 20, 2014 at 08:57

      #havehopeUmar

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        August 20, 2014 at 11:02

        Wow I read that as #havebonerUmar ๐Ÿ˜€

        Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 20, 2014 at 08:36

    Don’t remind me I still need to finish Dark Souls.

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    • Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

      August 20, 2014 at 08:37

      1?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 20, 2014 at 08:40

        Yes, was at whatever that plant-boss thing is called.

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        • Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

          August 20, 2014 at 08:56

          Finish it man. You have bigger balls than this

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        • Brenz

          August 20, 2014 at 10:23

          Plant boss has a very easy pattern to get used to, one of easiest in the game which is odd for second last boss.
          Just wait for last boss, bring your own lube, and have a second control handy for when yours goes flying across the room at a 5% death.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 20, 2014 at 10:33

            No matter how much I might shout & swear while playing a game, I have NEVER abused my mouse or kb hehe.

          • Brenz

            August 20, 2014 at 10:39

            Very few games have made me rage to that point, but that last boss is one of the culprits for making me lose my shit.

    • Rinceable

      August 20, 2014 at 08:58

      And me 0_O

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 20, 2014 at 08:59

        I hired a hitman for that.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    August 20, 2014 at 08:42

    Now this looks like a proper Souls sequel

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  4. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    August 20, 2014 at 08:42

    • Jellybabe

      August 20, 2014 at 08:50

      Indiestation has too many indies? Oh no!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        August 20, 2014 at 08:56

        Why are you calling the Laptop an Indiestation?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 20, 2014 at 08:58

          Don’t ask questions. Can’t expect good conversation from a jelly baby.

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          • Hammersteyn

            August 20, 2014 at 09:00

            I thought it was a babe looking for some jelly ๐Ÿ™

          • Jellybabe

            August 20, 2014 at 09:00

            Why are you such a sour worm

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 20, 2014 at 09:01

            Because it takes all sorts.

  5. Ryanza

    August 20, 2014 at 08:47

    If Dark Souls 1 not Dark Souls 2, is anything to go by. Bloodborne seems like a game to go buy a PS4.

    But I’ll still wait till the next GTA game hits consoles first.

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  6. Jaggy

    August 20, 2014 at 08:51

    Dark Souls in a new “dark” setting with a shotgun. I’m sold, NOT!!!!

    Reply

  7. Ryanza

    August 20, 2014 at 09:00

  8. Jaggy

    August 20, 2014 at 09:02

    The media will shove this game in the face of gamers like they did with Watch Dogs *grabs popcorn* ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Ryanza

      August 20, 2014 at 09:04

      People won’t be buying Bloodborne because of media. People will buy Bloodborne because of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls 1 not Dark Souls 2.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        August 20, 2014 at 09:08

        I’m a little confused(refresh)

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        • Ryanza

          August 20, 2014 at 09:13

          That’s weird. I am not a jelly babe.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            August 20, 2014 at 09:32

            LOL Disqus does this sometimes.

    • Hammersteyn

      August 20, 2014 at 09:04

      They don’t need to, fans if Souls series knows what’s up. All they still need to do is announce a release date. (But they will announce a season pass and DLC too)

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  9. iAmWeasel

    August 20, 2014 at 09:19

    Still maintain that this is the first system seller for either console.

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    • Ryanza

      August 20, 2014 at 09:23

      So far yes. Sony needs this to sell consoles in Japan.

      Reply

    • harlemsfinest027

      August 20, 2014 at 17:33

      It can easily be Little Big Planet (especially holiday season) or even The Order. I mean hell, Sony was shocked that Last of Us Remastered helped beat other consoles in July. Microsoft is in deep deep trouble

      Reply

  10. Nikola

    August 20, 2014 at 11:24

    Looks very good always good to have one challenging game to play through even if it takes some time to finish it.

    Reply

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