New Bloodborne screens and more detail on Chalice Dungeons

Feast your eyes on some more deliciously gruesome imagery from the forthcoming PS4 epic

Hello, PlayStation fans! We had a great time in Las Vegas earlier this month, attending the Game Awards to debut our brand new Bloodborne gameplay trailer, and presenting a brand new game feature, Chalice Dungeons, on-stage at the PlayStation Experience keynote in front of the many fans in the audience, and so many more watching online.


The new Chalice Dungeon feature takes players into the depths of ancient underground ruins located beneath the city of Yharnam. By using holy chalices, players can enter these dungeons and explore the vast structures and multiple levels. However, every time a portal is opened up, the structure of the dungeon itself changes. These dungeons are filled with traps, nightmarish creatures, and of course rewards for brave and skilled hunters to claim whether they complete them on their own, or with the help of other hunters online.

Chalice Dungeons add a ton of additional content and replay value to the depth and richness of the full game itself, and can even be uploaded for other people to try out. Share your dungeons with your friends, or go online to find new Chalice Dungeons to explore. Even after you master the game, discovering all of the secrets it has to offer, there will be new challenges awaiting you.


I’m excited to be able to share some brand new details and screenshots of some of the dark and dangerous locations, as well as some of the gruesome inhabitants of these vast subterranean ruins. Hunters brave enough to make their way into the ruins will have to navigate through places like dreadful oily swamps and intricate gothic grand halls. But beware, not everything is as it seems. Whoever, or whatever, created these ruins did not want visitors; deadly traps, like these giant guillotine blades caked in blood of hunters past, could be anywhere.


Among the foul beasts and other creatures you’ll come across in the dungeons are the protectors and the protector ritual masters. Born in the depths of the dungeons and having never seen the light of day, these pale-skinned masters of the deep roam the halls, protecting the secrets held within. Despite their sunken pitch-black eyes, be sure they will find you. Be especially mindful of the ritual masters, who perform a dark and ancient ceremony that few have lived to talk about.

If you caught our Chalice Dungeon live demo during the PSX keynote a few weeks ago, you’ll recognise this final enemy, the ancient guard dog. With a rock-hard petrified exterior and clad in a dense cloak of flames, these ancient guard dogs are said to be the oldest creatures found in the ruins.


Let us know what you think in the comments below. We have a lot more to share in the coming months, so stay tuned right here to the PlayStation Blog. I hope you’re ready to hunt your nightmares starting 25th March.

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This is literally the reason for purchasing my PS4. March can’t come soon enough.

thehistoryofme 18 December, 2014 @ 7:19 am   2



The reason i have bought my PS4 for.

Gertruda13 18 December, 2014 @ 7:47 am   4

Heh. its real epic. But… stop, the protectors and the protector ritual masters can be family. On last screen – female?


This is nextgen! So excited but I’m going to stop reading BB articles now, I’ve seen enough and can’t wait for release day.


Can’t wait for this to come


PS4 or ONE? The console war ended long ago for me. Now come March!

VlayerTheSlayer 18 December, 2014 @ 10:39 am   8

The Chalice Dungeon seems like a great addition. It’s like if someone took Spelunky, Binding of Isaac or any other rogue-lite game and added to a Souls game, which to me sounds like a combination made in heaven.

Really glad they also allow people to share their dungeons, which especially reminds me of Binding of Isaac Rebirth and the ability to share seeds. Very excited for this.


Your showing too much of this game, I want it to be secret!

I love the screens. I loved Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.

But I am not going to buy Bloodborne before reading reviews and I am not going to buy PS4 just because of it.

Dark Souls II was way weaker than its predecessors and it was announced only a while after premiere that Miyazaki-san didn’t have much to do with its creation. And now you’re telling me that Bloodborne is going to be cool? Well, good for you, but let me check the reviews first.

And having to pay for multiplayer does put me off from buying PS4, together with obnoxiously high price point of AAA games.

So all in all: pretty pictures. Might play the game at some point in future. But not too soon, mind you.


    Your already on plus so don’t have to pay for mp.

    BartsBlue 18 December, 2014 @ 8:10 pm    

    I’m not going to extend it.


    While Dark Souls 2 was definitely weaker than Dark Souls, it was still far better than any game that year. It’s the mark of a quality game that it can only be bested by its ancestor.

Wait… dogs?!? You mean there’s more than one!?!


So since I’m stuck baby sitting the systems at work come new years….you should totally have a beta during that time so I can play it 😀

No worries about work, just need to be at site and ready in case a meteorite hits or something 😛