Bloodborne PSX, which is a PS1-style demake of the PS4 exclusive, will officially be released for free on January 31, 2022.
Alongside the release date news, Bloodborne PSX developer Lilith Walther (@B0tster) also shared a new trailer for the project that has no affiliation with Sony, SCEA, or FromSoftware, which looks to recreate the early parts of Bloodborne with many features from the original and include such foes as Lost Hunter, Huntsman, Rabid Dog, Troll, Carrion Crow, Werewolf, Hunter, and even the Cleric Beast and Father Gascoigne boss fight.
#BloodbornePSX: Releasing on 1/31/2022. Happy Halloween ?
Incredible trailer music by @TheNobleDemon
Thank you everyone for the support these past 10 months. Just a little bit longer ? pic.twitter.com/1YQJT2HaMp
— ?? Lilith ? (ps1 female) ?️⚧️ BLM ACAB (@b0tster) October 31, 2021
In an interview with Kotaku in January, Walther shared that she and Corwyn Prichard chose to work on this project after they were “inspired by a bunch of demake screenshot mockups that went viral around 2015.”
Walther and Corwyn Prichard have been working on the game for some time, but production “really ramped up about a year ago.” She also believes that Bloodborne and other soulsborne games are perfect candidates for the demake treatment.
“This might be a somewhat controversial take, but I always thought of the soulsborne games as retro in their feel, and I mean that as a form of the highest praise,” said Walther.
For more on Bloodborne PSX, be sure to check out the first 10 minutes of the game and a comparison of how this demake matches up to the original.
While many fans wait for a Bloodborne remaster/update on PS5, the community surrounding it have taken it upon themselves to add such features as a 60 FPS mod and honor FromSoftware’s game with various fan-made creations like the 16-bit love letter to Bloodborne known as Yarntown.
Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.