Those anticipating Sony and From Software’s high-profile PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bloodborne next year will have to wait a bit longer. Sony has just confirmed today that the haunting action-adventure game has slipped to March 2015 in all territories. The game is now set to release in North America on March 24th, with Europe receiving it on March 25th (save for the U.K. and Ireland, who will get it on the 28th), and Japan getting it on March 26th.
The delay appears to simply be mandated due to a desire for greater polish in the final product. It’s also believed however that the slight delay has occurred due to some game-breaking issues found in the pre-access Alpha that was offered to some very select PlayStation Network members. Apparently, said issues were so bad, that the Alpha was disabled prematurely last month.
On the bright side, From Software has teased some big Bloodborne news to come in December. The game also seems to be in good working order beyond this apparent game-breaking bug, as a playable demo at this year’s Tokyo Game Show was received quite positively by numerous press outlets.
Bloodborne is meant to be the spiritual successor to 2009’s PlayStation 3-exclusive action-RPG, Demon’s Souls. It has players exploring the mysterious haunted town of Yharnam, which is believed to hold the cure for any illness, though it is also packed with monsters bred from a potent and unstoppable epidemic. Bloodborne is also just one of several big PlayStation 4 exclusives that have already been announced for release in 2015, with others of note including a new Ratchet & Clank game to coincide with next year’s feature film, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Disgaea 5, The Order: 1886, a new Hotshots Golf game, Until Dawn, and potentially Gran Turismo 7, with more bound to be announced at major press events such as E3.
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