Have you heard the rumour about Phantom Wail? This is apparently the latest collaboration between Sony and From Software, ruling out a direct successor to Bloodborne. The story seems to originate from a Reddit post, but it references a “notorious” leaker who isn’t named, so already we’re in sketchy territory. Don’t read too much into this one if you can help it.
Apparently the game will have an Ancient Aztec theme and will focus on hand-to-hand combat; there will be weapons like clubs and such, but they won’t be the primary draw. The rumour goes on that you’ll be able to customise your fighting style, and while it sounds like a big departure, it’s considered to be Souls-like.
If real, it’s speculated that Japan Studio will be working on the title alongside Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team. It would definitely be an interesting setting for a game; personally we’d prefer to revisit the Victorian cobbles of Bloodborne once more, but new IP is always exciting, and there’s lots of scope in a South American backdrop.
But we’ve done a little digging into the rumoured name and there are no real breadcrumbs that could give this the slightest shred of legitimacy that we can see thus far. We’re probably just going to have to wait until E3 2017, then, and see what happens – we’re pretty confident From Software will have something to say.
Very cool premise. Would really like something like this.
Yep, colour me interested
It'll be disappointing if Bloodborne 2 isn't happening but maybe Sony feel it's more valuable having a Hidetaka Miyazaki led game and if that means starting a fresh to get the best out of him and his team then so be it.
South American? Then it sounds more Incan than Aztec to me.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
@sinalefa Thank you for this.
I'd very much prefer a Bloodborne sequel. I just can't see an Aztec theme. While the Aztecs certainly had pretty major cities, I can't see theme having enough to make an entire game from; though Bloodborne was set in a single city to be fair. I think they'd be able to come up with some pretty awesome weapons due to the setting though. I'd be pretty down with it though, and if it pulls out the Miyazaki that made Bloodborne I'd be down for it.
An Aztec theme would be cool, I'd just hope it has a gameplay style I could into. I have respect for what From Software has done with the Souls games and Bloodborne but for some reason the gameplay just doesn't click with me.
If you'll all excuse me, I'm just going to go bury my head in the sand until E3.
Will do anything for another Bloodborne title however, the idea of another new IP from FromSoftware has me just as excited. Also, I don't recall ever playing a title set in an Inca/Aztec setting (maybe Rick Dangerous on my old Commodore 64?) so this could be a very unique and interesting setting.
My dream announcement would be a Demons Souls remaster releasing this year and the new title for early 2018.
An Aztec game would be incredible. And its a time period that is hugely under served by the gaming world. Incredibly exciting if true...Though im not really a souls fan so would rather it not be a similar style.
I appreciate that many love those games so fair enough if that is the approach that is taken
As much as I'd love a Bloodborne sequel, this kind of concept would be cool to me!
Whatever it is I'll be buying it day one! 😂
Refuse to believe this.
Bloodborne 2 is happening.
It's coming at E3.
To be pedantic Aztec would be in Mexico, not South America. Nevertheless, Pre Colombian American civilizations need more recognition. Anything inspired by them has a ton of artistic potential, especially if it's done by From Software. It's hard to imagine how awesome the bosses and environments could look.
I believe I read before that From Software said there was not going to be a Bloodborne 2. For me, I'd be happy with anything from Hidetaka Miyazaki. Always an adventure.
Incredible if true. It got me thinking about the movie Apocalypto.
it seems to be in mexico, which belive it or not, it is part of north america, as well as usa and canada......not south america....
I'd love an Indiana Jones-esque themed Soulslike.
@sinalefa Maybe they figure anything south of America is South American.
Love the idea, even if I'd rather see a sequel to Bloodborne. Either way I'm really, really excited to see what From Software will be showing at E3. Can't wait!
Please no,nothing beats a lovecraftian setting.nothing.i would maybe quite like a sci-fi setting i guess..Still,From software so...
Interesting, If this is true, I definitely would want to see more. I do like the premise of this though.
Run Jaguar Paw!!
I'd be all over that, appeals much more than bloodborne did
Hope this is real. From the few details above sounds very intriguing! The Aztecs are another under-used period in videogames...
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