While this year’s scant exclusive lineup has caused some to call the PlayStation 4’s second holiday season into question, the platform holder looks like it’s preparing an outstanding roster of content in 2015. Indeed, while the short pre-rendered trailer may have led you to believe otherwise, a Famitsu interview with Bloodborne’s director Hidetaka Miyazaki has revealed that the PlayStation 4 exclusive is targeting a spring launch. That means that you could be playing the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls in around about a year’s time.
For those that missed the announcement last night, the title – which leaked as Project Beast earlier in the year – is being billed as a brand new property, which will see you explore a contaminated city known as Yharnam. You’ll need to use both your wits and skills to succeed in this gothic town, with a mix of long-range firearms and melee weapons available to aid you in your plight. According to the coverage in the abovementioned magazine, there’ll be some form of online component to support you, but this is being kept under wraps for now.
Apparently, work on the release started shortly after the completion of the Artorias of the Abyss expansion for the original Dark Souls, meaning that it’s been in production for about two years now. The studio’s apparently trying to leverage the power of Sony’s next-gen console, and is aiming for the final game to run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second. Other tidbits mentioned in the interview include character customisation, allowing you to kit out your hero with some cool hats.
Did this title’s dark debut trailer manage to catch your attention, or are not especially interested in the Souls games? Bark like a decomposing dog in the comments section below.