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10:00 AM on 04.02.2015

What is your favorite Souls game?

Between the recent release of Bloodborne and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, I've completed five playthroughs between them. It's a perfect time as there aren't a lot of huge releases currently, and I'll rarely, if ever, see the release of two Souls games at basically the same time. So that got me thinking, what's your favorite?

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 04.02.2015

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin's enhancements are minor, but I ended up beating it again

Love 'em or hate 'em, this is the generation of remakes. It seems as if remasters of the previous generation pop up more frequently than actual new games, but if said remasters actually end up funding new games rather than th...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 04.01.2015

You can put enemies to work in Bloodborne while farming Blood Echoes

Depending on how far you are into Bloodborne, you've probably come to realize that this late-game area, accessible using the "Mergo's Loft: Middle" warp from the Hunter's Dream, is one of the best spots to quickly earn Blood...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 04.01.2015

Ico showed Bloodborne's Hidetaka Miyazaki the 'possibilities of the medium'

Simon Parkin got a rare interview with From Software president, Demon's Souls and Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and it is fascinating stuff, charting Miyazaki's dramatic career change at age 29 (and equally dramatic 80...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 04.01.2015

Bloodborne beaten in under 40 minutes

Oginam has beaten Bloodborne with an in-game time of 36 minutes and 59 seconds, currently the world record for an any percentage completion. As with most speedruns, multiple game-breaking glitches are used to achieve this sh...

Jed Whitaker

5:00 PM on 03.31.2015

Bloodborne's game-breaking glitch patched

Last week, Chris told us about a game-breaking glitch in Bloodborne that made it so an item called the Lunarium Key, which is needed to reach a main-story boss, wouldn't appear. The issue has been fixed, so you can play co-op...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.30.2015

One simple trick to help you kill Bloodborne invaders

Getting invaded sucks. Chances are, you're going to die. There's a reason you're being invaded. The other player is confident in their ability to slaughter you. They are probably nigh impervious to damage and carrying some s...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 03.30.2015

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade and pricing systems detailed

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is scheduled to launch on Steam this Wednesday, April 1 with current and last-gen counterparts becoming available the following Tuesday, April 7. From Software has described the reissue...

Rob Morrow

1:03 PM on 03.30.2015

Amazon's giving away Bloodborne with new PS4s

It's not exactly a new concept for Amazon to bundle the hot game of the week with consoles. That's been happening for a while with the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Dying Light being two of the more recent example...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Can't find anyone for co-op in Bloodborne? Try resetting the game

After struggling to find a co-op partner for a deceptively tricky magic-slinging boss in Bloodborne last week, I started to browse for answers, and it seems like the PlayStation 4's rest mode -- the thing that lets you suspen...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 03.27.2015

From Software's Shadow Tower hits PSN next week

Before Bloodborne or even Demon's Souls, From Software created Shadow Tower, another dark action role-playing game, which released for the original PlayStation more than 15 years ago. According to the latest episode of the Pl...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 03.26.2015

Let's hope Bloodborne's best room is insured

From Software is onto us. There's a room in Bloodborne full of lots and lots of breakable pots. At the Cathedral Ward lamp, take a left down some stairs and then take a right at the well. Next, swing left past the Church Gia...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 03.26.2015

How to locate the final hidden boss in Bloodborne, and achieve the true ending

It's been quite a week since I first obtained Bloodborne. I'm currently on my fourth playthrough and I'm finding out that I missed quite a bit on my first run. Specifically, there's multiple endings, one of which involves a c...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 03.25.2015

How to find all of Bloodborne's hidden optional bosses

[Update: I've located the hidden boss, with instructions below.] Bloodborne is officially out, and I've already seen a lot of discussions brewing about the game. Some sentiments are positive, some are negative, but a gre...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 03.24.2015

Sony: Bloodborne team trying to improve load times

From Software's Bloodborne is by all accounts a superb experience, but it does come with tedious load times. Luckily, the development team is working to remedy the issue. "The development team is currently exploring another p...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Where's the best place to start if you've never played a Souls game?

Here's a question that I've gotten a lot of in the past 24 hours -- "where do you recommend picking up the Souls series?" Due to quite a bit of buzz behind Bloodborne (which, thankfully, is actually good), people ha...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Very Quick Tips: Bloodborne

Bloodborne can get pretty rough at times. All Souls games can. To help you ease from the frustration to the fun zone, here are a few tips to help you on your way. General non-spoiler tips will be frontloaded at the top, but the progression-spoiler ones will be in the second section. Note that no bosses or story elements are spoiled, just navigational tidbits in case you get lost.

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Review: Bloodborne

Hidetaka Miyazaki created a legacy with Demon's Souls. With three Armored Core games under his belt at From Software, Miyazaki dared to capture the spirit of the King's Field series for a new era, and thus the Souls...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Donate blood in Denmark & your free copy of Bloodborne will be blood-born

As usual, Denmark gets the best promotions. PlayStation Denmark is partnering with GivBlod to give you Bloodborne if you give blood. It's part of an effort to increase the amount of male donors. Or you could get another, undi...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 03.20.2015

Prepare to scroll: This Dark Souls illustration captures the complexity of Lordran

Uncovering the mysterious, unforgiving, crazy-but-believably-crafted world of Lordran is one of the greatest pleasures experienced in not only Dark Souls, but in the last decade of videogames. I'm still wrapping my head aroun...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 03.19.2015

Still counting the days, extended Bloodborne TV spot and info released

I've been stubbornly attempting to resist the Bloodborne hype train. Getting your hopes up, especially for modern AAA games, usually leads to nothing but pure uncut disappointment. As we near the actual launch of the game, h...

Robert Summa

1:30 PM on 03.13.2015

The Bloodborne launch trailer is so deliciously sinister

If you're worried about seeing too much of the game, stay far away from this video. It goes places. That said, you know a trailer is good when, without hesitation, you go back and rewatch it several more times in a row. Admi...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 03.07.2015

Sony Japan details Bloodborne online play

In an update to the official Bloodborne website, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has detailed the various modes of online play that will be available.

Jason Faulkner

2:15 PM on 02.27.2015

Damn, shouldn't have spoiled this Bloodborne boss

Attempting to go into Bloodborne blind? I feel you. It's not something I can pull off consistently given the nature of this job -- that's one of the big tradeoffs -- but I still try with select titles. The PlayStation Blog ha...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Dark Souls developer's PS1 classic Shadow Tower rated by ESRB

From Software doesn't just make Demon's/Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The company created Armored Core, too. It also followed its King's Field games with another first-person, skeletal RPG, Shadow Tower. Shadow Tower has be...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Start prepping right now for Bloodborne's meanest bosses

The Boy Scouts are notoriously prepared, and for good reason. Rushing into a situation makes for plans going awry. When things go off the rails, failure's usually imminent. In a game like Bloodborne, failure's part of the fo...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Bloodborne's story trailer most certainly does not have a soothing presence

The lady in Bloodborne's story trailer needs to learn what soothing means. A mug of warm cocoa on a cold winter night is soothing. The sound of the tide rolling in and out is soothing. A demon hunter doing his best to not get ripped limb from limb by ferocious, overly aggressive beasts is not soothing, lady.

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 02.13.2015

A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul

This should be prefaced by saying that trademark news should always be taken with a grain of salt. With that out of the way, we might have a heads-up as to what the next game in the widely beloved Souls series is. In Europe, ...

Brett Makedonski

1:45 PM on 02.06.2015

Actually, there are shields in Bloodborne

There are shields in Bloodborne after all, SCE Japan Studio has confirmed to IGN. Well I'll be. Shields will seem like a comfort to Souls players who haven't yet experienced the faster, in-your-face action of Bloodborne, but ...

Jordan Devore



Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a remaster photo
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a remaster
by Alessandro Fillari

I'll be the first to say it: it's going to be the year of Souls. With the release of Bloodborne only a month away, which looks to redefine the experience along with its wonderful change of setting, From Software has been busy as of late. But that's not stopping the studio from re-releasing its previous title Dark Souls II for new audiences on new hardware.

Recently, the developers released an update for existing versions of Dark Souls II for all players, adding in an invasion faction, characters, and even new encounters. Of course, this is to ease them into what Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has to offer. Though there's been little information about what to expect from this revisit, the folks behind the title had a lot to say about it.

At a special Bandai Namco Games event last week, Destructoid got to go hands-on with the new and improved version of Dark Souls II and chat with Bandai Namco global producer Atsuo Yoshimura. Though many see it as simply a remaster, From Software thinks of it as much more.

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2:15 PM on 02.04.2015

Glasses, tattoos, origins: A taste of Bloodborne's character creator

In this short runthrough of Bloodborne's character editor, IGN was able to create a Harry Potter lookalike now that glasses are an option in the game. That's a worthwhile addition, but it's the "Origin" (i.e., class) option ...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 02.02.2015

These first 18 minutes of Bloodborne make me feel all tingly

From Software's latest action-RPG looks to replicate the butthole-puckering tense gameplay that originated with its predecessors in the Souls series. IGN posted the first 18 minutes of gameplay (minus character creation...

Jason Faulkner

1:00 PM on 01.30.2015

PS4 gets Bloodborne bundle in Europe, procedural Chalice Dungeons explained

Here's the lowdown on Bloodborne's procedurally generated Chalice Dungeons that are different depending on what item combination you use to summon them. It's different from Dark Souls' hand-crafted precision, but it could ke...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Oh, nice, Future Press is doing a hardcover Bloodborne strategy guide

I know, I know -- you don't need a guide for Bloodborne just like you didn't need any assistance with Dark Souls or Demon's Souls or King's Field. You're that good. Or, more likely, you just wanted to go in as blindly as poss...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 01.20.2015

Dark Souls PC multiplayer no longer region locked

Region-free Dark Souls multiplayer, just the way we like it. From Software has issued an update on Steam that allows players to summon and invade one another regardless of where they live. While these cross-country connection...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 01.07.2015

Heh, Bloodborne's Messengers sure are dapper

Instead of writing messages with a soapstone like in Dark Souls, we'll rely on these spooky fellows, the appropriately-named Messengers, to communicate with other Bloodborne players and see visions of how they foolishly rolle...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 12.18.2014

Bloodborne's procedural Chalice Dungeons are full of horrors

Procedurally-generated dungeons in Bloodborne, huh? I didn't catch the PlayStation Experience demo showing them until now. Not something I would have expected for the game given how good From Software's hand-crafted worlds ca...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 12.15.2014

You defeated Games for Windows Live, Dark Souls Steam migration update out now

The long-time-coming update that replaces Games for Windows Live with Steamworks in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC is out today. Full instructions on how to transfer your achievements and save data are over here, b...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 12.11.2014

The real nightmare is that this special edition Bloodborne pack isn't coming to North America

European desks are about to get a little more cluttered with the announcement of a special “Nightmare Edition” of Bloodborne. The €119 set comes with a variety of doodads, including a spooky looking quill set...

Nic Rowen

1:00 PM on 12.09.2014

New Bloodborne trailer shows off co-op, tons of blood

Bloodborne is probably my most anticipated game of 2015, and this trailer is just cementing that choice. You'll get a good look at the deliciously bloody gameplay, including some full-on co-op portions that look like a ton o...

Chris Carter