Last updated on August 7th, 2015
A recent video by IGN revealed details of the story and lore of upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive Bloodborne.
We have taken the key phrases of the trailer to make theory analysis easier. Archivists at the ready, this is going to be one nightmarish ride!’ Want to know more? Visit the Lore page on the Wiki
Bloodborne: The Setting
Long ago, Old Yharnam was overrun by the Plague of Beasts and left to rot in decay and now the only voices heard there are the howls of Beasts.
So a plague took over the land, presumably turning people into beasts.
Yharnam is the home of Blood Ministration. You need only unravel its mystery. But where is an outsider like yourself to begin? Easy, with a bit of Yharnam Blood of your own. Whatever happens, you may think it all a mere bad dream.
Thus the player character may be wilfully entering this dangerous area to explore something related to “Blood Ministration”
The blood makes us human, makes us more than human, makes us human no more.
It would seem that only through blood can the afflicted remain human, and through it may gain great power, but may lose their humanity in the process.
Our thirst for blood satiates us, soothes our fears, but beware the frailty of men.
It would seem that the corruption in the blood is similar to that of the hollowing.
Bloodborne: The Doll
Welcome home, good hunter. What is it you desire?
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
Spoken by the “Doll” that is inactive at early game – could she be the new Maiden in Black or Emerald Herald?
And so the Hunt begins again.
As with previous Souls titles, the concept of a repeating cycle is once more present. This time, it is “The Hunt”