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PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne’s Setting is More Victorian than Medieval
Recently, Dengeki had an interview with From Software, the developers of upcoming action RPG Bloodborne. A lot has been said with regards to the game but just as the game is set in a mysterious world, most of the information comes out in mysterious bits and chunks, and hence, is never enough.
Thanks to a translation provided by YouTuber A German Spy, here’s something else that was picked up through the interview in question; the setting of the game is not as medieval as we expected.
Since the game is being chimed as a spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls which was in turn a spiritual successor to King’s Field, it was expected that Bloodborne would have the typical medieval setting. However, that is not the case, and everything from the game’s weapons to armor to battle systems will look more Victorian than Medieval.
First off, the heavy metallic armors of the medieval times have been ditched in favor of cloth armor. In the historical context, the warriors from the Victorian age were usually armored with cloth, it gave them extra mobility.
This also has an impressive impact on the agility and mobility of the characters. Not having a heavy armor makes it easy to pull off moves that wouldn’t be possible otherwise – not to forget the new weapons that can be used.
Moving on, there will be these steampunk styled guns that reverberate of the Victorian era again, obviously there weren’t any real guns in the medieval times. When against the enemy, these guns will be usable in close combat (not long range), even if you try sniping it won’t be as effective as going straight up to them and shooting them square in the head.
There is a lot more that is still to be revealed about Bloodborne, but we trust From Software to keep filling us in time by time.