From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has confirmed that the studio famous for the likes of Dark Souls and Bloodborne is working on two unannounced games.
Speaking with 4Gamer (via Gematsu), Miyazaki said that both games are “From Software-esque”, which I hope means beautifully designed, punishingly difficult, and utterly gorgeous. Unfortunately, the studio needs “a little more time” before it discusses any details.
We do know the studio’s next big release is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, an interesting new title that has certain shades of Dark Souls, but is an entirely different beast.
For a start, it’s set in 1500s Japan during the Sengoku period, which really sets it apart from the medieval trappings of Dark Souls. Sekiro also moves a hell of a lot quicker and the combat involve a ton more aggressive play, as well as some cool stealth elements.
It’s definitely one fans of the Souls series will want to pick up on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC on March 22, while we wait to find out if one of the studio’s unannounced games could possibly be a Bloodborne 2 or a Dark Souls 4.
Talk of Bloodborne 2 recently ramped up after an Easter egg was found in From Software’s new VR game Déraciné.
Fans discovered that a doll can be found in the new VR release, one which makes a gesture seasoned players will know as “Make Contact” – the very same gesture used by The Doll, an important character in Bloodborne.
Unfortunately, Miyazaki recently dashed any theories this was indicative of a Bloodborne sequel, saying he and the team only included the Easter egg because they’re fans of the game. Aren’t we all, Miyazaki? That’s kind of why I’d give up my firstborn for a sequel.
If you are reading this Miyazaki, that firstborn crack wasn’t serious. But if that is what it takes to get Bloodborne 2, slide into my DMs sometime.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.