PlayStation’s Bloodborne merch is a middle finger to fans

PlayStation’s Bloodborne merch is a middle finger to fans
Images via FromSoftware | SuperGroupies

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Published 

9th May 2024 16:56

There are some things you just shouldn't joke about, and when it comes to our love of Bloodborne, it's safe to say that this is one of those things. It's been nine years since FromSoftware released its gothic soulslike, and while we've had plenty of imitations since (we're looking at you, Lies of P), nothing has quite nailed it. 

Of course, the story of Bloodborne doesn't end with The Old Hunters DLC. Rumours of a new-gen upgrade, remaster, or even full-blown sequel continue to swirl, and every time there's a Sony State of Play, there's a reason Bloodborne trends. It seems that Sony knows this and is more than happy to cash in on the hype.

Bloodborne merch lets you dress to impress

SuperGroupies has revealed PlayStation's Bloodborne merch, meaning you can step out in style and pretend you're some gothic horror from Yharnam. The retailer is known for stocking merch for everything from Kingdom Hearts to Demon Slayer in Japan, although it ships worldwide. 

There are some fancy-looking Bloodborne boots, gloves, and even a particularly exquisite pocket watch. The watch is inspired by the clock face in the game's cathedral, and while it's beautiful, it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag of 26,400 yen ($170/£135). 

The pièce de résistance is a Bloodborne wristwatch, which promises to be the first of its kind and costs 33,000 yen ($212/£170). This is all well and good, but Sony flogging the Bloodborne IP for a line of merch isn't exactly what we're hoping for when we hear the word "Bloodborne." 

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Bloodorne artwork and hunter
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Image via FromSoftware

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As the comments prove, Sony has inadvertently put itself in the firing line. By reminding us that Bloodborne exists, it's also reminded us that there's nothing in the pipeline - not even a 60FPS patch. One angry gamer said, "Remaster the damn game already ffs," while another added, "They said literally anything but a sequel lol."

With more recent titles, including The Last of Us Part II, or the rumours of Horizon Zero Dawn getting a new-gen upgrade, this 'sucks' for Bloodborne fans. Instead, it seems FromSoft is busying itself on its Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC and is already potentially looking at a sequel.

As recently as February 2024, Bloodborne's Director gave us hope of a PS5 remake, but still, there's been no movement. It's a crying shame that while we had three Dark Souls games (we're not knocking them), Bloodborne continues to look like it's one and done. Oh well, we'll have to console ourselves with some retail therapy.

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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