Bloodborne 2: Rumors, Trailer and Release Date – It’s been four years since Bloodborne’s original release and since then, FromSoftware’s most notable releases have been Dark Souls 3, Déraciné and a re-master of the first Dark Souls. Fans have been biting at their bits, waiting for the next BloodBorne. They had hoped that FromSoftware’s next big project would be a sequel to 2015’s BloodBorne.
Since 2016, there were rumours swirling about that FromSoftware would be working on and releasing Bloodborne 2 very soon.
In 2018, FromSoftware released a teaser trailer at E3. Many fans thought this teaser trailer was pointing towards a Bloodborne sequel but alas, it was for an entirely different game altogether. It would be revealed later that FromSoftware has been working on an action-adventure RPG, similar in style to Bloodborne and Dark Souls.
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The above teaser was thought to be for Bloodborne 2 but many of us who theorized that it was, was sadly mistaken. It turned out that it was for a new IP called Sekiro – Shadows Die Twice. It’s not hard to see why many of us thought this was a Bloodborne teaser. After all, it shares a similar graphical aesthetic to the original game. As a matter of fact, it seems to parallel the first teaser for the original Bloodborne.
The game is developed by FromSoftware – which is the most obvious clue. The eerie text near the end of the teaser – “Shadows die twice”. This would make a perfect tagline for a Bloodborne sequel. It turns out that fans had misread all the clues.
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What is Sekiro?
Sekiro is an upcoming action-adventure RPG, developed by FromSoftware. It’s scheduled for release on the 22nd of March and it will be made available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows PC. The game is centred on a fantasy version of the 16th century in Japan, near the end of feudal Japan. The protagonist is a shinobi who is left for dead after his lord is kidnapped and his arm is severed by a leading samurai of the Ashina clan.
He awakens with a new prosthetic arm, implanted by a busshi (a sculptor that’s known for crafting Buddhist sculptures). The busshi dubs the shinobi Sekiro which means the one-armed wolf. Armed with his katana and his new prosthetic arm, he sets out to rescue his lord.
What does this mean for Bloodborne?
Currently, there have been no signs that FromSoftware is working on a new Bloodborne title. We can only speculate that they’re either working on it in parallel with Sekiro or they’ll start working on it after Sekiro’s release. So far, there have been no rumours or signs that they will be.
It should be noted that Sony owns the actual IP and they don’t have to develop the next game through FromSoftware. The original Bloodborne was a Sony PlayStation exclusive after all. This does not mean that there’s hope for a Bloodborne sequel any time soon, especially considering Sony made no announcements during E3 2018 to indicate that they would be working on a Bloodborne title.
There’s also speculation that we may not see Bloodborne on the current generation of Sony PlayStation consoles. The PS4’s successor isn’t too far off into the distant future. Late last year, Sony confirmed that it was working on the PlayStation 5 so we may see it in 2020 or 2021. Although there is no definite date for the next Bloodborne, after Sony filed a new patent that essentially points to backwards compatibility, it looks like we’ll be able to play PS4 games on the PS5.
Which means you’ll be able to revisit the original Bloodborne. I know it’s not Bloodborne 2 but I hope it serves as a consolation worth looking forward to. It’s also quite possible that Bloodborne 2 will only be released on the PlayStation 5.
Either way, we can only hope that after Sekiro’s release, Sony and FromSoftware will start working on the next Bloodborne.
Unfortunately, all we can give you is speculation. We’ll never be sure if another Bloodborne will ever come out. The original Bloodborne was beloved by fans and lauded by critics so there is no reason as to why Sony would side-line or shelf it. Unless they see it as a once off, instead of a possible series. Maybe they’re working relationship with FromSoftware has been soured for whatever reason.
They could still work with another studio. Once again, these are all what ifs and speculations. It’s well known and it has even been stated by the studio that they simply abhor working on sequels. They’d rather work on new IPs and Bloodborne isn’t even their IP.
If we uncover more news related to Bloodborne 2, we’ll make sure to update you. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through this article, even if it’s a little frustrating to read. Trust us, we’re frustrated too. If you have your own rumours or theories to share, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for reading.
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