Earlier some screens for Bloodborne were released and now details about the game’s story have been revealed by From Software, detailing the city of Yharnam that PS4 players will be trying to survive in when it releases in 2015. The first thing revealed by the developer is that Yharnam is a gothic city filled with terror thanks to a disease that is making the inhabitants crazy, and due to monsters appearing to cause more suffering.
Hidetaka Miyazaki has spoken about the development:
“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”
The city was actually a pilgrimage location as people thought it would be the last bastion to hold out against the horror affecting the rest of the world, and your character is one of those travelling pilgrims who thought as much. In the city you’ll have to fight the monsters and mobs that have lost their minds. The game’s combat has taken some inspiration from Demon’s Souls in that it will require strategy, but movement will be faster as you use melee weapons and guns to fend off attackers. New lighting techniques will also be used to increase the tension players will feel.
Source: PS Blog