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Bloodborne comes west on February 6 photo
Bloodborne comes west on February 6
by Kyle MacGregor

Bloodborne will launch across North America and Europe starting February 6, Sony has announced. The PlayStation 4-exclusive from Demon's Souls developer From Software will also receive an $80 collector's edition, which includes an ornate case, art book, and a digital soundtrack. 

Along with the news comes a new trailer that provides a peek at the title's online functionality.

Bloodborne Coming 2/6/2015 to PS4, Collector’s Edition Detailed [PlayStation Blog, PS Blog EU]

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I pissed off a bunch of Bloodborne's villagers right quick photo
I pissed off a bunch of Bloodborne's villagers right quick
by Brett Makedonski

Maybe it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the beings hanging out in the Tokyo Game Show showing of Bloodborne weren't exactly enamored by my presence. That's putting it lightly. Cautiously trekking through the village that the demo thrust me into, I quickly found out that none of them wanted to be my friend, and all of them just wanted me dead.

Some of them succeeded in their mission.

Able to select from a few different characters for the demo, I toggled between a fairly well-balanced build and one that favored agility. Rolling, blocking, and backward jumping to my heart's content, I disposed of these neighborhood crime watch suspicious suspects with relative ease. That is until they decided that group efforts would be more effective. Turns out these freaks of the night know a thing or two about efficiency and teamwork.

It's tough to get a real feel for a title like Bloodborne from a 20-minute demo without time to flesh out a unique character. I mean, it was Souls-esque with more fluid feeling controls in a setting that actually sets itself apart from the Souls series. That's grand; I'm all in. Given that it was my proper introduction to the game (I just kept missing it at other shows), what a fine first impression. But, a cheery visit and maybe a useless housewarming gift would've been a bit more inviting than death ad nauseam. I guess that's just how From Software rolls.

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7:00 AM on 09.18.2014

Check out the slime Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 system

We got an up-close look at the recently announced Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 at Tokyo Game Show today. The Square Enix / Koei Tecmo tag team is exciting enough that Sony is bringing out this silver, slimed PS4 in Japan. The meta...

Dale North

11:52 PM on 09.17.2014

The new Pink/White PS Vita is super cute

I'll stick with my teal blue Japanese PS Vita that I brought home from TGS last year. But I'm still digging the new Pink/White model, on display at TGS 2014. It's just like mine with the all-white face, with the back taking all the color.  This new Vita launches in November in Japan, priced at 18,980 yen. How's your boring North American Vita?

Dale North

11:45 PM on 09.17.2014

Quiet's disappearing act is awesome in the latest Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer

Last week we got a glimpse of Quiet's powers thanks to the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain teaser, and now the entire trailer out of TGS 2014 is available for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, it's in Japanese of course -- it's still plenty of unadulterated Metal Gear awesome, though. Hey, Quiet! Why you lookin' so down, homegirl? GamesHQMedia [YouTube]

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 09.16.2014

The Tomorrow Children might just push me into buying a PS4

The Tomorrow Children was one of the more intriguing, albeit overlooked announcements out of this year's gamescom and the more I hear about it, the better it sounds. And there's plenty left to hear -- the team at Q-Games had ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.16.2014

There's going to be a Bloodborne alpha

Seeing the words "Bloodborne" and "alpha" together instantly cured my morning grogginess, but the feeling was fleeting: the "small-scale test" is only meant for European gamers, currently. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe h...

Jordan Devore





8:00 AM on 09.14.2014

Sony still devoted to Vita, just changing tactics

The PlayStation Vita may have been missing in action from Sony's major press conferences this year, but don't mistake that as a sign the company has conceded defeat. Its just changed the battle plan. Speaking with Eurogamer, ...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Does your PS4 have a random disc eject problem? I hope not!

Sony has released a brand new video highlighting a specific issue with the PS4. How specific? It deals directly with the problem of your PS4 randomly ejecting discs or beeping constantly like it wants to eject something...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.12.2014

PS4 sales still strong in August

PlayStation 4 sold the most among videogame consoles in August, according to the August NPD report, adding to the 10 million mark hit a month ago. For even more evidence of the console's large market share, Madden 15 on ...

Steven Hansen

9:45 PM on 09.10.2014

Sony cutting access to PS Store for many PSP users

PlayStation Portable users in several regions will soon lose access to the PlayStation Store, IGN reports. Starting September 15, the device's shop will no longer function in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and parts of Africa. Digita...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 09.09.2014

That sexy 'glacier white' DualShock 4 is out now

Destiny launches today astride this "glacier white" PlayStation 4 bundle -- something that exists purely to taunt those of us with boring old launch systems.  Luckily, Sony is also offering a pair of attractive...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 AM on 09.09.2014

Check out this gorgeous Gravity Rush figure

Kat from the excellent PlayStation Vita game Gravity Rush has been lovingly sculpted into this new figure from maker President Japan. She's dressed in her original black costume with cape and is accompanied by Dusty, and whil...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 09.05.2014

Shadow of the Colossus movie lives on with a new director

Mama director Andrés Muschietti has been tapped for Shadow of the Colossus now that previous director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is busy with Fantastic Four and Star Wars, reports Deadline. We've had years to warm up to th...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 09.03.2014

Sony just filed a Vib-Ribbon trademark in Europe

Sony filed a new trademark for Vib Ribbon in Europe today, as spotted on NeoGAF. Vib-Ribbon is a cult classic PS1 game from the developer of PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy. It never got a North...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 09.01.2014

In Japan, PlayStation Plus members get access to 250 PSP games this year

[Update: Evidently, Sony's press release states that you need to own the UMD first to get a free transfer.] Over in Japan, the PSP-to-Vita service is a bit different. They have a program called "UMD Passport," where you ...

Chris Carter