Bloodborne is 40+ hours of filthy, grisly and very, very scary horror gaming

Be afraid. Be very afraid. From Software’s PS4 exclusive Bloodborne is creeping terrifyingly closer to its March 27th release date and Edge Magazine has been well and truly hands on with the blood soaked dungeon crawler for its new issue.

Not that the trailers and what we've seen so far leaves much doubt of the nasty in store, Edge confirms that this is a world drenched in gore. "Gone is the dark fantasy, the faded, crumbled majesty of the Souls series. Bloodborne is filthy, grisly, and very, very scary. It’s a horror game."

For anyone truly masochistic and worried about the fear not lasting long enough, the team is happy to report that "40 hours in and still with no end in sight, there’s plenty of fresh terror to come... If you thought FromSoftware was going soft, Hidetaka Miyazaki is about to put you brutally back in your place... Bloodborne is Hidetaka Miyazaki’s brutal riposte to the section of his playerbase that thinks it has seen it all before.”

Read the full feature in the new issue of Edge magazine out today. Download this issue digitally now here (opens in new tab) or subscribe (opens in new tab) to future issues.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.