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'Bloodborne' multiplayer features potentially hinted for PS4

Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

Some of the multiplayer features may have been hinted for the recently announced, "Bloodborne." According to a report from Forbes on June 12, players will encounter hunters while exploring Yharnham, a Gothic-style city filled with demonic enemies. With these interactions, the player can choose whether or not to help another that may be in trouble. Choosing to do say may lead to some benefits down the line.

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the game's director, did not clarify if the element is exclusive to single-player or would be included in the multiplayer as well. "Bloodborne" is the spiritual successor to the influential "Souls" series, which introduce many innovative online features. One of which is the ability to summon other players to fight through an area. Players could also be invaded by others, prompting a player versus player battle.

Only the single-player elements have been shown off so far for the new intellectual property, which was officially announced at Sony Computer Entertainment's media briefing at E3 2014. Although only a computer-generated trailer was made public, several gameplay clips got leaked as well. The videos show the unique weapon combination that was being used to dispatch the more aggressive enemies when compared to the "Souls" game. It also appeared to be more action-packed due to the quicker pace, more aggressive enemies as well as the lack of a shield.

The "Bloodborne" release date window is currently set for next spring season in the North American region. Fans may be able to hear more about the video game in future gaming events such as GamesCom and Tokyo Game Show. Along with the new intellectual property, Sony Computer Entertainment is also planning to release "The Order 1886," "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" as well as other exclusive games in 2015. An artwork from the action role-playing game can be seen near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Japanese Twitter page of the product).