Déraciné, FromSoftware’s intriguing PlayStation VR adventure game, seems to include a hint that Bloodborne 2 is in the works.
FromSoftware is well-known for contextualizing its recent games’ complex stories and lores by including bits of narrative in its item descriptions, and Déraciné is seemingly no different. YouTuber Amazing Komaru (via Fextralife) found one such item the PSVR game in the form of a Fiona doll. Yep, a doll. Are you seeing where this is going?
Not only does the doll pose in the “Make Contact” gesture popular with Bloodborne players who dabble in the game’s co-op multiplayer, but its item description includes what seem to be references to Bloodborne.
Here’s the description in full:
A doll of the stone girl Fiona who appears in the unfinished tale.
When a person has a bad dream, Fiona appears and helps them flee.
Let’s take a moment to break this down. Obviously, dolls—well, one Doll in particular—play an important role in Bloodborne, in that the Doll in Hunter’s Dream is how you level up.
A bad dream can also refer to the themes of dreaming present throughout Bloodborne, especially in the case of Hunter’s Dream and the many possible endings in the game.
Then there’s the reference to an “unfinished tale,” which seems like a literal reference to Bloodborne 2 being in development. The “stone girl Fiona” isn’t a character in the original Bloodborne, but she could be one in Bloodborne 2 and serve a similar function to the Doll in the first game, as FromSoftware has created such parallels before in the Dark Souls series.
Maybe it’s a stretch, but it would be hard to imagine that From isn’t working on Bloodborne 2, considering how successful the first game was for both the developer and Sony.
In the meantime, From fans should be anxiously awaiting the March 22nd launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is seemingly retaining the developer’s unique art style and labyrinthian level design while introducing a streamlined, action-heavy gameplay approach and a more upfront narrative.
Source: VG 24/7