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'Bloodborne' continues to look terrifying, definitely has blood

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BLOODBORNE

Maybe you’ve heard of From Software. It’s a studio famous for games with the word “Souls” in them. If you ask anyone about these games, they’ll probably describe them in one word: “hard.” (Or two words, provided there’s an expletive in there. People have strong feelings about these games.)

While that’s true—Demons’ Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls II are far from easy—reducing the games to their difficulty sells them short. The Souls games are experiences—there’s nothing quite like them anywhere else. And Bloodborne, From Software’s latest game, looks like it’ll continue the trend. It also looks absolutely terrifying.

The company released a new trailer for Bloodborne at Tokyo Game Show, filled with footage almost entirely different from what was shown during the game’s announcement at E3 2014. While the Souls games were brutal fantasies, Bloodborne is leaning hard on gothic horror, with truly gruesome monsters and nightmarish environments. Like the Souls games, Bloodborne will likely be very rewarding to play and master—if you don’t mind getting scared half to death.

Also announced at the show was the game’s U.S. release date: February 6, 2015. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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