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What Do You Think From Software's New Game Will Be When Finally Revealed?

  1. New Soulsborne Title

    502 vote(s)
    30.5%
  2. New Tenchu Game

    231 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. New Shadow Tower

    71 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Brand New or Unexpected IP

    635 vote(s)
    38.5%
  5. Metal Wolf Chaos 2 Obama Boogaloo

    209 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. takriel

    takriel
    Member

    Iirc, Bloodborne started development one year prior to Dark Souls 2's release, so both games were developed in parallel for some time. Dark Souls 3 also started development pretty early, so I guess they're very used to developing multiple games at the same time.

    It might be that we're currently in the waiting period again, much like between Dark Souls 1 and 2. Perhaps they will start to release their new games from 2018 or 2019 onwards, one year apart.
     
  2. senpai

    senpai
    Member

    is it arrow or pen ?

    Shadows die twice....hmmm
     
  3. Dark_Castle

    Dark_Castle
    Member

    Because Nioh had already covered the samurai/ninja thing comprehensively, and not to mention we have Ghost of Tsushima coming up. Personally I'd prefer a completely new setting in a different time period.
     
  4. FF Seraphim

    FF Seraphim
    Member

    Watch this be a twisted take on Armored Core.
     
  5. Truant

    Truant
    Member

    BONE MECHS

    aka

    BONE WALKERS
     
  6. Alice_from_wonderland

    Alice_from_wonderland
    Banned Member

    Hoping for new IP here. Bloodborne was great, so something even fresher would be nice.
     
  7. Lux86

    Lux86
    Member

    aaaaand now i want it..
     
  8. Love Machine

    Love Machine
    Member

    I've been having a look into cursive Japanese (kuzushiji) and playing around with image editing software.
    If these characters are what I think they are, then they represent measurements of height.
    We're potentially looking at a description of a person.

    Not much to go on right now, but do you folks reckon it's worth pursuing this line of investigation?
     
  9. GC-

    GC-
    Member

    There is a huge amount developer could do using a Japanese centric setting without ever touching upon the standard settings of samurai and ninjas. Look at Bloodborne that takes influence from as far back as the late middle ages up to the 1800's and merges many different fictional styles from across the west to create something unique. If the script is ancient Chinese (which is the suggestion) then that opens up the setting of the theme massively as it could really be anywhere in that part of the world and many different cultures. But let's say it is set in Japan this puts the setting way before the samurai existed in a form they are recognised today and even if you look at the business usage of the language it restricts it to certain areas. Then again Bloodborne used runes similar to those of the anglo-saxons throughout and that was well before any of the obvious themes in that game so it could literally be anything going off FS past output.
     
  10. Theodran

    Theodran
    Member

    Guys, you are overthinking the whole "clashing with the setting" thing.
    Bloodborne was set in a Victorian style city, so in our world the timeline would be between 1837~1901. Japan underwent radical changes during the Meiji period (1868~1912) which included the dismantling of the class system and therefor the samurai. There is a lot to work with there - can you imagine a Bloodborne set in a city that resembles Tokyo in the Meiji period? I sure can... it sounds awesome.

    Both Nioh and Ghost of Tsushima are set in periods that predate even the Edo period (1603~1868), so there are plenty of fresh ideas to work with, even if a potential Bloodborne sequel is inspired by Japan.
     
  11. Rukumouru

    Rukumouru
    Member

    Description of an assassination target for hired ninja?

    I sure hope so, because I'd stealth kill for a new Tenchu.
     
  12. X Wi77iaM X

    X Wi77iaM X
    Member

    fuck all the soul games, gimme tenchu!!! *__*
     
  13. Datajoy

    Datajoy
    Member

    Which characters do you think they are?
     
  14. arglebargle

    arglebargle
    Member

    If it were up to me I'd choose new IP, but I'm going to play whatever it is.

    I haven't played a tenchu game since the first one but this thread has made me interested. Are they worth it? Which are better and which are weaker?
     
  15. Rukumouru

    Rukumouru
    Member

    If you want the highlights, play Tenchu 2 and Wrath of Heaven. Shadow Assassins/Tenchu 4 is also great on PSP (motion controls ruin it on Wii IMO) but YMMV on that one.

    You should totally play Shinobido and Shinobido 2 though, spiritual successors.
     
  16. Inkvoterad

    Inkvoterad
    Member

    Can't we get a leak a'la Project beast.

    pls
     
  17. It's either a new full-on Tenchu title or a spiritual successor to it much like Bloodborne was to Souls. My speculation here only obviously.

    I'd say spiritual successor to Tenchu is most likely since the brand name is probably tarnished and doesn't hold much weight anymore I'd imagine."Shadows Die Twice" is a Tenchu thing as far as I remember being a fan of the series.

    Guess we'll find out somewhere in the next 12 months? Goddamnit...

    Should probably add that no matter what this turns out to be, take.mah.moneyz
     
  18. KyleRipman

    KyleRipman
    Member

    Didn't DS3 have random Arabic inscriptions in Archdragon Peak that turned out to be newspaper clippings?

    You'd hope they'd be more careful with a teaser that fans are going to pick apart vs random background scenery, but there is a precedent of text meaning nothing. That said...yeah I think it's worth a look!
     
  19. Imperfected

    Imperfected
    Member

    FROM's texture artists are big fans of GIS, yeah.
     
  20. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder
    Member

    Bloodborne 2, new Souls game or Tenchu revival, whatever this turns out to be I'll be in like Flynn because it's From Software and I loved all the aforementioned games!
     
  21. Love Machine

    Love Machine
    Member

    I think they're kanji for numbers and old units of measurement. Starting to get an idea of some others, too. Gonna spend some time putting a little case together.

    Hah! Just looked it up. That's pretty funny :) Hopefully this isn't a random texture grab job!
     
  22. RoadHazard

    RoadHazard
    Member

    That sure looks like a BB2 teaser. And I wouldn't complain!
     
  23. Vertpin

    Vertpin
    Member

    It was from a stream last Friday and posted on here on page 45.
     
  24. Shiba

    Shiba
    Member

    So how does it feel to be blue balls guy?
     
  25. Sulik2

    Sulik2
    Member

    BB2 would really make sense. Its the right timing and it sold great so Sony would obviously want a sequel.
     
  26. Arkeband

    Arkeband
    Member

    Are people unaware of the Kuon similarities or is there more convincing evidence that it’s BB?

    It kind of falls under “unexpected IP” but it’s still a FromSoft game, so it can’t be that unexpected.
     
  27. muteant

    muteant
    Member

    i'm so irritated by the vaguness of this teaser that i'm boycotting the idea of playing whatever game this is until it's released.
     
  28. kikiribu

    kikiribu
    Member

    Yeah, if Souls got all those sequels, it’s ok for the better IP in Bloodborne to get at least one prequel/sequel too. I want it more than Tenchu or Armored Core at the moment. But I’m starting to think it’s not Bloodborne related. I think if they wanted to tease Bloodborne 2, they would have done it at PSX.
     
  29. janusfilmsfan

    janusfilmsfan
    Member

    Yeah, I’m thinking it’ll be a spiritual successor to Bloodborne that maybe takes place in Japan or China. Multi platform is my guess.
     
  30. vasyndrom1

    vasyndrom1
    Member

    Have you got any numbers/estimstes how well Bloodborne sold? Google told me it sold around 2million copies but it was in 2015 :/
     
  31. kikiribu

    kikiribu
    Member

    Probably really, really close to 3 million by now.
     
  32. Spacejaws

    Spacejaws
    Member

    Not sure how respectable it is bur VGChartz puts it at 2.89mil so you are pretty much on the money.

    Still want to give it a sexy new project name. If The outcome of the poll after a week is Soulsborne can we call it Project Expected vs Project Unexpected? Not having a project name is killing me.
     
  33. Wasnt there a rumour abt Dark Souls remaster what was supposed to be announced one of these days?

    Sorry for bumping the thread btw.. didnt know where to ask
     
  34. Ferrs

    Ferrs
    Member

    It didnt happen.
     
  35. Bummer
     
  36. Freezasaurus

    Freezasaurus
    Member

    I don't know if I'd really care for an Asian setting at this point. I've had my fill after Nioh, and Ghosts of Tsushima is going to have that type of setting as well.
     
  37. TreIII

    TreIII
    Member

    Like others have said: there's plenty you could do with a Japanese aesthetic that does NOT have to do with Samurai and/or Ninja, at all.

    Hell, one thing that disappointed me about Nioh was that it didn't go deep enough with Yokai lore, and it just served as an auxiliary role for the historical fantasy backdrop. It's pretty much the main reason I'd love to see what a modern From could do with something like a "Souls-like" that takes over where Kuon left off, and just goes deep into Kaidan/Kwaidan-style horror stories to craft a world.
     
  38. Wololo

    Wololo
    Member

    Not exclusive to any console (apparently)

     
  39. Laiza

    Laiza
    Member

    Thank goodness the ridiculous Bloodborne 2 speculation can finally die.

    People grasping at straws left and right. It was bizarre to watch.
     
  40. BlueTsunami

    BlueTsunami
    Member

    Open and shut on Bloodborne. Another Demon Souls, my doods. And yet we'll still get "so you're telling me theres a chance" posts.

    Also please have one of the projects be King's Field VR
     
  41. HStallion

    HStallion
    Member OP

    So its Bloodborne 2 confirmed
     
  42. Adam802

    Adam802
    Member

    Glad it's not exclusive
     
  43. To be fair to those people, they were some super long straws with how From went about it.
     
  44. Omnipotent

    Omnipotent
    High level of insight Member

    Today has been an interesting day
     
  45. lost kingdoms 3 here we go :P
     
  46. Gbraga

    Gbraga
    Member

    OH MAN.

    I'm happy I'll probably be able to play whatever the fuck that is at 60fps.
     
  47. I'm so fucking sad it's not Bloodborne 2, but when it gets revealed one day hopefully, that moment will be so much sweeter. In for wait till 2020 or later
     
  48. Gbraga

    Gbraga
    Member

    Nibel IS IT A MIYAZAKI GAME, THOUGH???
     
  49. Ferrs

    Ferrs
    Member

    I think Nibel is just tweeting what Omni has been teasing in some threads here. Not sure he knows anything.
     
  50. SgtCobra

    SgtCobra
    Member

    Shocked.

    It has been said a few times already by people in the now that is is not BB2 or an exclusive.