There have been a number of rumors surrounding the appearance of Bloodborne 2 at E3 2017.However a recent rumor at Reddit suggests that might not actually be the case and developers From Software are actually working on a brand new IP.
The said IP is said to be a Soulslike game and will be called Phantom Wail, the game is also said to be a collaboration between Sony Japan and From Software. For more information read on below.
Some brief information, since it’s just a “rumor” from a supposed notorious and accurate “leaker”.
–Ancient Aztec/Mayan/tribal aesthetic.
–Emphasis on hand-to-hand combat techniques and “martial art styles” (hand-to-hand fighting styles, I should clarify, as to not confuse people thinking the game with be an Aztec/Mayan aesthetic with straight up Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do lol).
–Traditional melee weapons still in (i.e. clubs), but they won’t have a major focus; weapon-based movesets are gone.
–Instead, players will customize and personalize their hand-to-hand movesets and fighting styles, there is customization for weapon fighting styles as well, however. (This kinda-sorta sounds like Nioh to me, with the weapon skill trees and such, just my personal opinion).
–Is the “Souls-like, dark fantasy, familiar” game Miyazaki mentioned when interviewed about the future of From Software. Armored Core and a “strange for From Software” game were the other 2 mentioned.
–Collaboration between Sony Japan and From Software (it’s the Sony exclusive title).
Take with a pinch of salt, since, I mean…people on the internet like to make shit up (especially with E3 being so close).
If the rumor does indeed turn out to be true it will be interesting to see what treatment this supposed new IP gets. However the skeptic in me says that this may just be a rumor and we will see Bloodborne 2 at E3 2017. Specially since recently people in the know have more or less hinted that Bloodborne 2 will be announce in the near future.
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