While we still wait for any news of a Bloodborne 2, Yarntown, a free indie game that is available now, looks to help fill the void with a The Legend of Zelda-inspired top-down 2D reimagining of Central Yharnam from Bloodborne.
As reported by Kotaku, Yarntown is developed on the Solarus engine by Max Mraz and is available for free on Itch.io. Alongside featuring many of the gameplay mechanics of Bloodborne like blood vials, lamps, quicksilver bullets, stamina and dodge rolls, Yarntown also includes most of what was featured in Central Yarnham, including rabid dogs, huntsman, brick trolls, and even the Cleric Beast and Father Gascoigne boss fights.
— Max Mraz (@11Mraz) July 18, 2020
Players start in the Hunter’s Dream area, complete with The Doll, and can level up as they would in Bloodborne and fortify their weapons.
I had a chance to try the game, and while it hasn’t quite reached the difficulty of a game like Bloodborne, that atmosphere and the world recreated is a wonderful homage and is definitely worth a look.
Bloodborne, which made it all the way to #3 on our latest Top 25 PS4 Games list, was released in 2015, and we believe a second entry would be one of the 9 Sequels that Would Make PS5 a Force to Reckon With.
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