Bloodborne happens to be the latest entry in the growing “so hard you explode” genre of video gaming, once thought to be extinct with the NES but now coming back thanks to the Dark Souls series. Just like Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a dungeon crawler where you face extremely powerful monsters until one finally does you in. Then you get back up and do it again, and again until you pass that monster — and face an even worse one. The reward is the satisfaction gained from finally moving on — an adrenaline rush of victory after facing ridiculous odds.
The Dark Souls franchise is still seen as niche by many gamers but the series has grown out of its cult status from Demon’s Souls into a series that attracts millions of fans. The uncompromising difficulty, huge open worlds and unique mechanics have proven to be a hit with role-playing players and Famitsu has now revealed that the sales of the two Dark Souls games across all platforms has reached an impressive 8 million copies worldwide.
In the modern era of gaming, many AAA gaming titles from many developers receive DLC. Some of it is small, costume packs, small additions that make the game better. Some are key additions, like new characters or levels, this especially applies to recent fighting games like Mortal Kombat X and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. And then, there are the BIG expansion packs, that add massive amounts of content to the game in such a way that you’re surprised you didn’t have this before. This kind really comes from open world titles like Skyrim, GTA, and games like Dark Souls.
Sometimes its hard to judge if a game does well or not in its lifetime. After all, what defines a success? Does everyone go for Call of Duty like numbers? Or Madden? Do developers just try and prove their game sold well enough to maybe go forward with a franchise? It’s these questions and more that can separate success from failure. For me, I’ve also thought it a matter of how long it takes for games to reach one million units sold. That’s a solid number and a solid goal given the number of gamers in our world today.
The anticipation for the release of the upcoming action RPG Bloodborne is building, and Sony PlayStation, FromSoftware and SCE Japan Studio have been ramping up the promotion for the game. The latest trailer for the game, “Cut You Down,” has been released online. The video is available in the player below.
FromSoftware and SCE Japan Studio have released the latest trailer for the upcoming action role-playing game Bloodborne. The “Undone by the Blood” trailer is available in the player below.
Coming up in Gaming looks at the games that will be releasing in March across all the available platforms as well as examining which titles will be made free for download on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus. Following the relative slow months of January and February, the coming month has kicked back into overdrive with a collection of high profile releases hitting store shelves.
From Software and SCE Japan Studio have released the official story trailer for Bloodborne. The new video, which offers a deeper look at the rotting and haunted city of Yharnam, is available below.
Sony PlayStation, SCE Japan Studio and developer FromSoftware have released a new video showcasing the epic soundtrack for Bloodborne. The new video is available in the player below.
As we near the end of the year, we look back at all the great games that came out, but we also prepare and anticipate for next year. 2014 had some amazing games, and it was even the first year for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Another year of gaming is here, and we’re going to list our top ten most anticipated games of 2015. Do note this list will only have games that have officially been revealed or announced and are projected to come out in 2015. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Sony has revealed the Collector’s Edition and Nightmare Edition for Bloodborne.
At The Game Awards, Sony and From Software released a new trailer for Bloodborne.