News Bloodborne Mobile Rated in Australia, But Don't Lose Your Mind Just Yet
Well here's something that we didn't expect to see today: something called Bloodborne Mobile has been rated by the Australian Classification board. Immediately, people are questioning whether Sony is taking us all for a ride — but we would strongly recommend against jumping the gun for now. The rating is indeed for a video game, but...
News Sony Posts Tone-Deaf Bloodborne Tweet, Chaos Ensues
Update: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sony has removed the Bloodborne tweet. We did take a screenshot before it was taken down, however. You can find that in the original article below. Original Story: Sony, what are you doing? Why would you ever make a weird tweet about Bloodborne if you don't have anything to announce? Surely you know that...
News Gehrman Joins the Hunt in Excellent PSX-Style Fan Project Bloodborne Kart
I am... Gehrman, friend to you hunters
Remember that awesome PSX-style Bloodborne demake? Well, work continues on its spiritual successor, the slam-dunk concept that is Bloodborne Kart. Today we bring you a sneak peek at Gherman, the First Hunter himself, raising hell on the track, and it's a sight to behold. Developer Lilith Walter has shared the...
News Bloodborne at 60fps Is Just Two Lines of Code Away from Reality
Modder claims to have seen a PC build
Ah, Bloodborne. One of Sony's most beloved PlayStation exclusive games, and arguably one of its most neglected. The action RPG, developed by FromSoftware and now-defunct Japan Studio, is widely regarded as one of the best games of the last generation, and that's despite its somewhat shoddy technical performance...
Soapbox I Tried So Hard to Like Elden Ring, But I Just Couldn’t Do It
Born of the Bloodborne, undone by the Elden Ring
Despite never having played any of FromSoftware’s previous releases, the presentation of Bloodborne was too intriguing for me to pass up at launch. I played for a few hours, beat a couple of bosses, and I didn’t like it. Fast forward to 2022. Elden Ring launches, and all my friends excitedly talk...
News Fake Bloodborne Remaster Tweet Sends Fans into a Frenzy
Are you listening, Jim?
Alright, so to be clear, there hasn't been a Bloodborne remaster announcement. However, there has been a fabricated one — and it's blown up. Impersonating popular gaming news account Nibel, somebody fooled thousands into thinking Sony had finally made every FromSoftware fan's dreams come true. Above is the tweet that had...
News Dev Behind Popular Bloodborne PSX Demake Announces Bloodborne Kart
A little while ago, one game dev — Lilith Walther — took it upon herself to create Bloodborne PSX, a brilliant demake of the beloved FromSoftware title. Though only available on PC, seeing the game scaled down to take on the look and feel of a PS1 game is a real treat. However, this isn't the only fan project up the developer's sleeve: she's...
News Incredible Bloodborne PS1 Demake Proves Shockingly Popular on PC
The old blood
In case you haven't heard yet, Bloodborne is now available on PC...well, not really. Bloodborne PSX is a PS1-style demake of the essential PlayStation 4 action RPG, created by Unreal Engine 4 wizard Lilith Walther. It's not a recreation of the full game — just a healthy chunk of its opening hours, with some new bits thrown in for...
News Bloodborne PSX Is a Cease and Desist Disaster Waiting to Happen
From hunter to hunted
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: promising fan project gets shutdown prematurely after behemoth publisher deems it to be infringing on its property. In the defence of Sony, it’s generally not as trigger-happy as the likes of Nintendo and Rockstar, but given the publicity pointed at Bloodborne PSX, we’re almost...
Random Bloodborne Looks Superb as a Cartoon Network Animated Series
This fan-made trailer is amazing
We grew up watching plenty of cartoons throughout the 90s and early 00s, so this fan-made trailer for a Bloodborne animated series is a double-whammy of wow. Artist Anthony Berardo has created the above video, and we're kind of blown away. Firstly, it's pretty staggering how perfectly Bloodborne translates to a...
News PS4 Masterpiece Bloodborne Turns Six Years Old Today
Fear the old blood
Widely considered to be one of the very best PlayStation 4 exclusives, today is the day that Bloodborne turns six. It was one of the titles that truly helped to kickstart the previous generation into gear, arriving in somewhat close proximity to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight. Everything about the FromSoftware...
News Bloodborne PS5 Version Spotted on PlayStation Store, But It's Probably a Bug
Here we go again
Bloodborne. PS5. Bloodborne. PS5. Bloodborne. PS5. Bloodborne. PS5. How many times must we write those two words in the same article? That's right folks, we're back here once again to talk about the possibility of FromSoftware's exquisite PlayStation 4 exclusive making its way to Sony's current-gen console. This time, Twitter user...
News Unofficial Bloodborne 60FPS Patch Released by Modder
Modded PS4 needed
Since Sony is yet to officially patch PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne with 60 frames-per-second support, well-known modder Lance McDonald has now released his unofficial update on his Patreon page. He told the world of his plans to go public with the sought
News This PS1 Era Bloodborne Demake Is the Real Deal
We'd play that for a dollar
Bloodborne may yet get a full PlayStation 5 remaster – at least, that’s what we’ve predicted – but who fancies a PS1 demake? Talented indie developer Lilith Walther is working on exactly that, and she’s been sharing footage of the old-school revamp on her Twitter account: Unlike many of these PS1 inspired...
News Bloodborne Fan Makes 60 Frames-Per-Second Patch, Hopes Sony Releases PS5 Update
The one reborn
A fan of PlayStation 4 cult classic Bloodborne has patched the legendary release to run at 60 frames-per-second, and now he’s hoping Sony officially updates the title ahead of the PlayStation 5’s launch next month. Lance McDonald utilised code from Dark Souls III in order to get FromSoftware’s legendary gothic action game...
News Bloodborne Is Free for PS Plus Members Right Now in the US
Update: Never mind
Update: Pack it up everyone, the error has been fixed. Fear the old blood, and all that. Original Story: This is odd. Bloodborne, the beloved FromSoftware action title, is currently free for PlayStation Plus members on PS4. Here's the Store link. Of course, the game has been a PS Plus offering in the past, but you can now grab...
News This Is What a Bloodborne PS5 Remaster Could Look Like
Fan creates 4K 60fps video
Rumours of a Bloodborne remaster have been doing the rounds for a long, long time — but what would such a remaster actually look like? YouTube channel SnazzyAI gives us some idea, using AI to render some Bloodborne gameplay in 4K resolution at 60 frames-per-second. God does it look good. According to some sources, a PS5...
Rumour Bloodborne Remaster Is Real, Coming to PS5 and PC
Whispers of a Bloodborne remaster have been doing the rounds for what feels like an eternity. Those familiar with the original game will know that it doesn't run perfectly on PS4 — it has some odd frame pacing issues and the frame rate does tend to drop during busier fights. Still, for our money, it's one of the the greatest games...
Random Bloodborne Comes to PC with Yarntown, an Adorable Pixel Art Demake
Cuddle the old blood
Is Bloodborne getting a PC port? Some scattershot sources certainly think so, but PC fans will have to sit tight for now, and play Yarntown instead. Developed by Max Mraz, Yarntown reimagines FromSoftware's action RPG by way of old Legend of Zelda games. You can watch a lengthy gameplay video above, or just check out this quick...
Rumour Bluepoint Games Working on Both Demon's Souls Remake and Bloodborne Remaster for PS5
Sony event closer
Earlier today, rumours began to emerge that Bloodborne would be getting a PlayStation 5 remaster along with a PC version to boot. The speculation came from some pretty reliable sources, and in doing so, it appears to have given other outlets the confidence to speak out about what they know. Youtuber PC Gaming Inquisition is just o
News Sounds Like Bloodborne Will Release on PC
And possibly PS5 as well
In news that’s sure to have Twitter in a twist, it sounds like Bloodborne will release on PC at some point in the future. This has been a recurring rumour for a while now, although the sources have always been shaky. Not much has changed on that front, although we like to think there’s no smoke without fire – and,...
News Bloodborne PC Rumours Are Weak, Wishful Right Now
Rubbish rumour gains traction
Bloodborne is coming to PC, according to one of the worst rumours of the year thus far. A widely shared Respawn First post cites a “leaker” from a “private group”, whose sources include “the gaming industry” and the “word’s most active gaming forum that is ”. The report has since been picked up by...
News Bloodborne Fans Celebrate Game's Fifth Anniversary with Lovely Artwork
Join the hunt
Five years ago to the day, PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne released in the US. Competing with the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Game of the Year 2015, From Software's effort is still widely considered to be one of the very best titles you can only find on Sony's current-gen system. A hardcore community built up around that...
News Bloodborne Is the Best Souls Game, and Even Souls Creator Knows It
Miyazaki knows best
Every entry in the Souls series, spanning from 2009's Demon's Souls right up until its latest releases, is a bonafide classic. We'll never forget our first experience with Dark Souls, but when it comes down to which is the very best, we think the answer is quite clear. The PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne takes top spot, and as...
News Souls Director Miyazaki Says Making Bloodborne 2 Isn't His Call
Sony, we're waiting
Ah, the ever elusive Bloodborne 2. Will it ever get made? Does it already exist in some early form? We don't know, but we do know that the internet loves spreading rumours about it. Fortunately, this story isn't based on a rumour -- it comes from the words of FromSoftware president and Father of Souls Hidetaka Miyazaki, who told...
News Bloodborne Community Organises Its Own Halloween Event
Return to Yharnam
If you're a fan of popular service-based titles such as Overwatch, For Honor, and Rainbow Six: Siege, you probably know that this time of year means there's a Halloween themed event just around the corner. As many Games as a Service decorate their hubs with pumpkins, bats, and witches, however, the Bloodborne community over on
News Bloodborne: The Board Game Slaughters Its Kickstarter Goal with Ease
The hunt continues
You may remember that, about a week ago, board game specialist CMON announced God of War: The Card Game, an officially licensed adaptation of Kratos' Nordic PS4 adventure. Well, it seems it's not the only exclusive the company has in its sights. A Kickstarter campaign from CMON recently began for Bloodborne: The Board Game,...
News Déraciné Easter Eggs Not Indicative of Bloodborne 2
Miyazaki reckons developer went overboard
As it’s wont to do, the Internet lost its mind last month when PlayStation VR exclusive Déraciné launched chock-full of Bloodborne Easter eggs. Many felt that it was evidence of an impending sequel, a sentiment reinforced by news that lauded Japanese developer From Software is work
Soapbox I Would Never Have Played the Excellent Bloodborne if Not for PS Plus
Stephen tells the tale of how he joined the hunt
For those that aren't aware, I'm a proper wuss. I have an irrational fear of spiders and other creepy crawlies, and I'd much rather watch the works of Walt Disney than Tobe Hooper. The scariest film I've ever seen is probably Alien, and I'd say the scariest game I've ever played, until recently, was...
News Déraciné Easter Egg Has People Talking About Bloodborne 2
FromSoftware PlayStation VR title Déraciné launches today in North America and Europe, and it seems as though the Japanese developer has left a cheeky little Bloodborne Easter Egg in its latest release. Fair warning, though: the following information may be considered spoiler-y. So in Déraciné there's a doll that you can pick up...
News Super Seducer Creator Would 'Love to Make' a Game Like Bloodborne or Dark Souls
He's a big fan
Super Seducer developer and star Richard La Ruina's a big fan of FromSoftware's games, apparently. Speaking to Game Industry in a rather revealing interview, La Ruina says that he and his wife Kate, who's producing Super Seducer 2, "really like FromSoftware games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls". "We'd love to make something like...
News Bloodborne and Horizon Sequels Touted for E3 2018, But Don't Get Your Hopes Up
Speculation seems far-fetched
It was inevitable, wasn’t it? Sony telegraphed exactly what fans can expect from its E3 2018 press conference this year, but here we are dismissing rumours regarding Bloodborne 2 and a Horizon: Zero Dawn sequel. You may have seen this headline doing the rounds overnight; it all seems to stem from a
Guide How to Kill the One Reborn in Bloodborne on PS4
A slab of rotten flesh? Brilliant. The One Reborn is seemingly Bloodborne's equivalent of the Gaping Dragon fight from Dark Souls, with casters raining spells from above and a foe that has a penchant for vomiting death around the entire arena. This'll be fun, huh? Luckily, One Reborn can be easy if played correctly. You'll encounter...
Guide How to Kill the Celestial Emissary in Bloodborne on PS4
Take me to your leader
The Celestial Emissary in Bloodborne is found at the top of The Choir, deep in the Orphanage. It's somewhat of a gimmick fight, with the additional enemies posing as much threat as the boss and none of them having any real power. Much like the Witches of Hemwick earlier in the game, hide and seek is the name of the game for...
Guide How to Annihilate Amygdala in Bloodborne on PS4
Cut down Cthulhu
You'll see a fair few Cthulhu-esque monsters similar to Amygdala throughout Yharnam, hanging from buildings and chapels like a Lovecraftian rendition of King Kong, but as you approach the end of the Nightmare Frontier zone, the chance to do battle with one presents itself. The fight looks a lot tougher than it is, with the size of...
Guide How to Kill the Darkbeast Paarl in Bloodborne on PS4
Bloodborne's Darkbeast Paarl can first be encountered blocking the escape route from the Hypogean Gaol. If you're meeting him during the first half of the game, you've likely just experienced an unfortunate case of body snatching and are confused, disorientated, and definitely out of your depth. If you miss your chance to cut Paarl...
Guide How to Kill Rom, the Vacuous Spider in Bloodborne on PS4
You'll encounter Rom, the Vacuous Spider in Bloodborne after a relatively short trek through Byrgenwerth culminating in a jarring leap of faith. Extremely reminiscent of battles like Phalanx from Demon's Souls, the additional enemies in this battle often pose much more of a threat than the boss itself. There are two methods to...
Guide How to Beat the Shadow of Yharnam in Bloodborne on PS4
Kill all three shadows
Shadow of Yharnam is the trifecta of pain and suffering wrapped in black cloaks that you'll encounter at the end of the Forbidden Woods zone. Unlike the majority of fights up until this point in Bloodborne, this match will be an all-out duel against three formidable foes at once – positioning and kiting will be keys to your...
Guide How to Kill the Witches of Hemwick in Bloodborne on PS4
Toil and trouble
And now it's time for something a little more tedious. If you've made it this far in PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne you'll have had to off some seriously threatening beasts – but the Witches of Hemwick are more annoying than aggressive. You'll find yourself in a rectangular room with two elevated areas on either side. These...
Soapbox Don't Dismiss Bloodborne Because of Its Difficulty
Just give it a try
I used to be like you. I dallied with Demon’s Souls when it finally hit European shores, but life got in the way and I dropped it faster than a New Year’s resolution. I then spent several years shuddering at the ‘Prepare to Die’ slogan associated with Dark Souls and vowed never to touch a From Software title unless it...
Interview Bloodborne Comic Writer Ales Kot Discusses The Death of Sleep
It’s no secret that for nearly three years fans have been clamoring for a sequel to one of the PlayStation 4’s best-reviewed games, Bloodborne. But sadly, we have no official word on whether that sequel is ever going to happen. Thanks to a vague – to say the least – teaser trailer that aired during last year’s The Game Awards, we...
Guide How to Kill Vicar Amelia in Bloodborne on PS4
Biblical beat down
More tea, Vicar Amelia? Bloodborne's long haired she-devil requires a similar strategy to the Cleric Beast to defeat, and is perhaps one of the easier enemies in the game thus far. Many of her attacks are doled out from the front, so our top tip is to get in amongst her straggly mane and give her a good swipe on the bottom...
Guide How to Escape Bloodborne's Death Dealer Prison in Yahar'gul, Unseen Village
Break free with your Blood Echoes
Bloodborne loves to toy with you like a predator and its prey, and if you get too comfortable, it'll really kick your ass. Case in point: shortly after navigating the Healing Church Workshop, you'll happen upon a couple of Death Dealers. These may have ridiculous names, but the sack wielding nasties are pretty darn...
Guide How to Kill the Blood-Starved Beast in Bloodborne on PS4
You can kill it if it bleeds
Nothing says 'nice and approachable' quite like the name Blood-Starved Beast – but that's because this third Bloodborne boss isn't exactly BFF material. A spindly monster coated with matted fur and dripping with poison, this antagonist's really going to prove a match for your hunting skills. No time to get complacent...
Guide How to Kill Father Gascoigne in Bloodborne on PS4
Hunt him down
Good ol' Gazza. No, we're not referring to alcoholic ex-England soccer star Paul Gascoigne, but hunter Father Gascoigne instead. This is the second boss fight that you'll encounter in Bloodborne, and while it's less of a spectacle than the Cleric Beast, it is a bit tougher. There's a Trophy up for grabs if you can beat your rival, so...
Guide How to Kill the Cleric Beast in Bloodborne on PS4
Central Yharnam's biggest pain in the ass
And so it begins: the Cleric Beast is the first major boss that you'll encounter in Bloodborne, and also the protector of a nice Bronze Trophy and the Sword Hunter Badge. Despite its ample size and claustrophobic stomping grounds, however, it is very beatable – well, as long as you have the right strategy...
Guide Bloodborne Beginner's Guide - Tips and Tricks to Get You Started
Help getting up and running in From Software's gothic great
There's a good chance that you're looking at Bloodborne through worried eyes. From Software's latest foray is a critical darling, there's no doubt about that – but despite it being praised as a must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive, the developer has a terrifying track record...
Guide Which Starting Weapon Should You Pick in Bloodborne?
How to pick the best beginning blade
Which starting weapon is the best to begin with in Bloodborne? Well, selecting your origins class is a key decision that could dictate the way that you play the game, so make sure that you read our classes guide through here if you haven't already. Picking the right starting weapon is slightly less...
Guide Which Origins Class Should You Pick in Bloodborne?
Character builds, statistics, and help getting started
Which origins class should you pick in Bloodborne? Well, there are difficult decisions for you to make right out of the gate, like whether you'd like to be a male or female, or how old you are. While these are important in terms of shaping the look of your character, though, they won't have any...
Review Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)
The 'borne supremacy
Republished on Wednesday 28th February 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. It's been an excruciating nine months since Bloodborne was first unveiled to wide-eyed spectators, as, much like more...