Bloodborne was originally scheduled to be released on Feb. 6 in the states, but Sony has just announced that it will be joining the increasingly crowded month of March.

Japan Studio's Masaaki Yamagiwa made the announcement about the highly anticipated spiritual successor to From Software's Dark Souls series through the PlayStation Blog, apologizing for the delay.

Dear community,

It is with regret that I must inform you that Bloodborne will be slightly delayed.

While development continues unabated, we would like our team to deliver the best possible final experience. We were gratified by the feedback and data we received from those who participated in our limited Alpha test. The extra production time will also allow us to better integrate these learnings.

Bloodborne is now set to launch in North America exclusively on PS4 on March 24th, 2015.

Please look forward to some exciting Bloodborne news in early December. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Bloodborne's delay moves it far from big releases like Evolve and Dragon Ball Xenoverse, but in return, it has to pit itself against March releases like Battlefield: Hardline and another Japanese heavyweight in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Maybe we'll be done exploring The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by then as well.

Again, Bloodborne launches on March 27 for the PlayStation 4.

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