Bloodborne Levelling Explained

by on March 19, 2015

Sony has released a new TV trailer for Bloodborne, as well as detailed how the game’s levelling and customisation works.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Masaaki Yamagiwa, Producer, Sony Japan, said: “If you caught our preview of the first 18 minutes of the game during the IGN First coverage in February, you know that the main hub that players will use as their home base is the Hunter’s Dream. Find lanterns spread throughout Yharnam to return to the Hunter’s Dream at any time.

“In the Hunter’s Dream, you’ll be able to purchase items, level up your character by speaking to the Doll, repair and upgrade your weapons (more on that below), and get useful advice from Gehrman, the old man in the wheelchair.

“The main currency in Bloodborne is called Blood Echoes, which you can earn by hunting beasts and more. Use Blood Echoes to purchase items from the shop in the Hunter’s Dream, or even repair and strengthen your weapons. In your adventures, you’ll soon come across special items called Blood Gems, which can be attached to weapons in order to increase their attack power and even add special characteristics to your weapons.

“In the Hunter’s Dream, you can also interact with the Memory Altar in order to memorise special Caryll Runes to upgrade your character. Some runes may allow you to carry more items in your inventory, or boost the amount of Blood Echoes you receive from each beast you hunt down, allowing you to customise your hunter however you see fit.”

If that doesn’t slate your thirst for Bloodborne, you should check out our hands-on with the first hour before the game’s release next week.