Latest Bloodborne Trailer Will Cut You Down, Producer Talks Customization Features

March 19, 2015Written by Jason Dunning

An extended version of their TV commercial, Cut You Down is the latest trailer for Bloodborne, running for 90 seconds and featuring a look at some gameplay and more.

Sony Japan Studio Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa then discussed some of the customization options in Bloodborne, which take place in the main hub known as the Hunter’s Dream. By finding lanterns spread throughout Yharnham, you can return to the Hunter’s Dream at any time.

He explains:

In the Hunter’s Dream, you’ll be able to purchase items, level up your character by speaking to the Doll, repair and upgrade your weapons (more on that below), and get useful advice from Gehrman, the old man in the wheelchair.

The main currency in Bloodborne is called Blood Echoes, which you can earn by hunting beasts and more. Use Blood Echoes to purchase items from the shop in the Hunter’s Dream, or even repair and strengthen your weapons. In your adventures, you’ll soon come across special items called Blood Gems, which can be attached to weapons in order to increase their attack power and even add special characteristics to your weapons.

In the Hunter’s Dream, you can also interact with the Memory Altar in order to memorize special Caryll Runes to upgrade your character. Some runes may allow you to carry more items in your inventory, or boost the amount of Blood Echoes you receive from each beast you hunt down, allowing you to customize your hunter however you see fit.

When Bloodborne launches for the PlayStation 4 on March 24 in North America and March 25 in Europe, a custom Audio Mode will be available for the official PlayStation Gold, Silver, or Pulse Elite Headset.

If you’re getting the digital version of Bloodborne, pre-loads are expected to begin on March 22.

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog, Reddit]