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Bloodborne 2: What we'd love to see

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Bloodborne 2 release date, trailers, gameplay info and what we'd love to see

From Software has been on a hot streak over the last few years, having masterminded the punishingly fun Dark Souls games.

Which is why we here at Trusted can’t help but get excited about what the developer has planned this year. However, with Dark Souls 3 still fresh off the shelves and with a full roster of DLC out now, it’s unlikely we’ll get to see a sequel anytime soon. Instead, we’ll probably get a follow up to the company’s stellar Bloodborne series, which has remained untouched for close to a year.

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What is Bloodborne 2?

At the moment Bloodborne 2 is little more than a hardcore gamers’ dream. FromSoftware hasn’t officially announced the project and thus far the only real clue we’ve had has come from producers Teruyuki Toriyama and Masaaki Yamagiwa, who confirmed they’re working on an “existing IP” to Japanese media late last year.

As a result there’s no official news about Bloodborne 2’s story, gameplay or setting, though it’s unlikely the company will deviate too far from the originals brutal exploration and combat dynamics, given the its incredible success and critical acclaim.

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Bloodborne 2: Release date

There’s no way to tell when Bloodborne 2 will be released, but considering the fact it hasn’t even been announced we wouldn’t expect it to appear until at least Q3 this year.

Bloodborne 2: What we want to see

A move away from Dark Souls

The original Bloodborne borrowed heavily from the Dark Souls series. Though the setting was different, the game retained the same hardcore RPG and exploration mechanics as Dark Souls; tasking you to navigate a huge hostile world, killing overpowered enemies and gigantic bosses as you go.

What made it great in its own right however was its refined combat system. Dark Souls is a game that notoriously encourages caution in combat. Despite having robust dual-wielding and magic mechanics, in most battles your shield was your most important tool.

Bloodborne removed this safety net and created a new combat system that forced you to be bold when fighting enemies. Specifically, the game created a vengeance style of gameplay where you could recover lost health by attacking enemies immediately after they hit you. The end result was a much more fast-paced style of combat. In the new game we’d like to see them push this idea further and make Bloodborne’s gameplay feel like a completely different beast to Dark Souls’.

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A more reliable camera

The one negative point to Bloodborne’s frantic melee combat, was that the camera couldn’t always keep up. All too often you’d hear wails of despair emanating through the Trusted office after a weird camera glitch led to yet another cheap death in Bloodborne. Hopefully FromSoftware will tweak the camera in Bloodborne 2 to ensure you never lose track of your enemy, or end up cornered, unable to see what’s going on.

Better guns

Long range combat has never been a big part of Dark Souls, which is why the addition of guns as a primary weapon in Bloodborne was so interesting. Sadly the addition never felt satisfying as most of firearms were woefully underpowered and at best annoyed enemies. In the second game we’d like to see them take a more active role and the option to play the game as a bonafide, demon slaying gunslinger.

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Cross platform

The fact the original Bloodborne was a PS4 exclusive was one of the game’s biggest roadblocks. Hopefully FromSoftware will follow the same release strategy it did moving from Demon Souls, to Dark Souls and make the second Bloodborne available on multiple platforms, meaning PC and Xbox gamers won’t once again be left in the lurch. However, since Sony owns the Bloodborne IP and trademark, the series appearing on other platforms is a pipedream at best.

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We’ll be updating this page with all the latest news and gossip about Bloodborne 2, so make sure to check back regularly.

Bilal Shah

January 10, 2017, 9:39 pm

I don’t really know what to say about sharing bloodborne 2 with the other platforms, this game is precious because it is exclusive, its one of playstations best exclusives, giving it away would be a sin.

Kamen Rider Rayz

January 11, 2017, 11:50 am

The Undertaker, the Bloodborne of WWE!

Jon Coulter

January 11, 2017, 6:26 pm

However wrote this knows nothing about Bloodborne. Corrections needed to each point:

1. . The camera was fine. *Souls/*Borne has the best camera in 3rd person games. The bosses could be a little less alpha-effects crazy, but the camera itself is perfect.

2. The guns are designed for parry'ing, not for actually hurting enemies. To that end, not only are they "effective" but they are the first step in the most powerful combinations of attack in the game. Bloodborne is not a 'gun' game and it would really be a shame if they actually make the firearms strong enough to be the primary weapon.

3. Sony owns the Bloodborne IP. It isn't up to From Software to determine what platform it is on -- it is up to Sony. Given that, I highly doubt it will be cross platform (100% sure of it, in fact)

trollkiller1

January 12, 2017, 3:13 am

actually they are spot on regarding the camera...got me killed multiple times when I literally could not see what was happening

trollkiller1

January 12, 2017, 3:14 am

not if that is what ensures a bloodborne 2!

Sylentmana

January 12, 2017, 1:56 pm

Guns in the game are not meant to be a primary damage weapon. You use them to parry the monsters in order to deal a heavy blow.

Jon Coulter

January 12, 2017, 3:56 pm

Well the camera's quality is subjective, I'll give you that. But the rest of the points show a lack of understanding of the game and/or the IP. Given that this is "news" I would think the author should do a little research on those topics before making declarations related to them.

Aaron Peterson

January 13, 2017, 8:55 am

Okay I'm sorry but have you NOT solo'd every boss in the game with a +10 gatling gun? Or 2/3-shotted a player with a bone-marrow'd Evelynn? Do you even Bloodborne?

Kevin

January 20, 2017, 4:15 pm

Well, Bloodborne IP belongs to Sony, so it's very difficult to see the sequel being a multiplatform game.

Michael Pulleine

January 22, 2017, 1:51 pm

well i just use my +9 kirkhammer to solo gehrman, rom, mergo's wetnurse, micolash, and shadow of yarnham, killing shadow of yarnham being killed on my first go... git. gud.

krymzonaugu

January 24, 2017, 1:52 am

its not precious because its an exclusive. its precious because its good. watch, i guarantee you'd like it just the same if it was on xbox or pc and youre lying if you say otherwise

BetterThanWZStaff

January 28, 2017, 3:22 am

What a terrible article....i never once had a camera issue and i have 1400 hours of game play. If you lock on correctly and manually control your camera its very responsive....i HATE the guns arguement, they arent for killing people, i hate seeing people stat level 27 trying to fight ludwig and shooting him with a pistol...these same people dont even know what a parry or visercal are. Cross platform not happening, uhhhh, owned by Sony, do you even fact check? What they need is non laggy PVP so you dont get hit from 40 ft away. I wont pvp ever due to its horrible lag kills and bullet spammers. Also the dungeons are a nice touch but in BB2 id like similar side places yo explore and earn stuff but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VARY THE LOOKS OF EACH SECTION OF DUNGEONS or whatever they will be in BB2. I got sooooo bored going through the exact same looking areas over and over. Other than that jist build more amazing areas and boss fights...maybe balance Hunter fights so the bloody crow of cainhurst doesnt take 400 hits while 1 hit killing you in later ng+ cycles lol

Kurt Kobain

February 12, 2017, 2:32 pm

No....No sharing ...it must remain ps4 exclusive..it is the reason I buy a ps4

twinspectre

February 18, 2017, 10:22 pm

Bloodborne needs to be a PS4 exclusive end of the story. I bought PS4 because of the EXCLUSIVES and now I want my purchase to be worth it, f**k BB being multiplatform and bs. BB needs to be EXCLUSIVE.
get over it

Ryan John Davies

March 1, 2017, 3:17 pm

Bloodborne could be what Demon Souls was for Dark Souls they might create a new series Bloodsomething that will be available on more platforms or just on the PlayStation using more or less the same mechanics but a much more in depth story and more weapons to choose from

Richard_Romano

March 10, 2017, 1:00 am

It will get made. Sony knows that the 2nd installment will probably sell around 4 million copies. More than worth it. It's such a great game, amazing atmosphere and world. I think I've played through it at least 8 times.

Ron

March 25, 2017, 6:07 pm

Like Richard's belief below, I'm certain we'll see a second installment of Bloodborne. It's almost a given considering how insanely amazing the game is. Though it's not without its faults, they are minimal and it's a near perfect game in my book. In fact, it's one of those life changing (game life, that is) games. It will remain my favorite game of this gen, at least until I play RDR2 (or whatever it shall be called). The big question, will we see BB2 this year? That would be amazing... RDR2 and BB2 in the same year, this year, would be all I need! But we can all pretty much guarantee RDR2 will be delayed to 2018 (see history). Have you played Bloodborne? If you think it's not your style, or it's too hard, please give it a chance. You will indeed thank yourself.

KundaliniHero

March 27, 2017, 9:54 pm

One thing Bloodborne can take from Dark Souls is build diversity, there is so much versatility in the Dark Souls game (outside of player meta humping) to create a build that is truly unique. Unfortunately I thought BB was lacking in that department, also there seemed to be a lot less weapons to choose from which only compounded the problem further. Everything else about the game was amazing and cant wait to see what FromSoftware does next.

Anon

March 31, 2017, 11:40 am

Bloodborne with vampires.. PLZ

Mute

April 4, 2017, 10:58 am

Dead dog one players want it, but never will play.

Zachary Vowles

April 4, 2017, 11:02 am

It needs to be on PC. But it would prolly be pirated then :(

McHitler

April 6, 2017, 10:57 pm

Uh... ranged combat was a HUGE part of every Dark Souls game. Who writes these?

Bilal Shah

April 11, 2017, 7:47 pm

I completely agree with you.

Brandon Atwood

April 13, 2017, 7:03 pm

Gatling guns = woefully underpowered, right. Visceral attack pwnage = simply annoying when you rip the heart out of a brick troll, okay. Who let this man have an opinion!?! Jesus, I miss the days of egm

Korbinian Brunner

April 22, 2017, 2:50 pm

Interesting idea, actually. I hope not, to be honest, since I'd like to see an expansion on the BB story, but on the other hand, it could stand as it is and give way to something similar and more... cyclical.

And still another thing: I'd like to see a continuation of Demon's Souls, too. I didn't think that the Dark Souls story could be drawn as long as it was and still be awesome. I have A LOT of confidence in Miyazaki and FromSoftware, they could pull of Demon's Souls 2, no problem.

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