Perhaps the most important part of PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne is building the right kind of character. With the correct weapons equipped – and your Blood Echoes invested into the right statistics – you'll still find battles brutal, but they'll be much more manageable. This build simulator, then, should prove a useful tool for both budding hunters and veterans alike.

It essentially enables you to pick an Origin and then tailor your levels to see what kind of impact they'll have on your hero. You can equip different weapons, too, and examine how levelling them up will enhance your proficiency in combat. It's honestly really helpful stuff, though obviously you'll need to actually play the game to get a feel for what type of playstyle you prefer.

[via bloodborne.alloyape.com, neogaf.com]