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Those who follow From Software's latest craze of Souls games, with Bloodborne being an extension of that series, are an engaged community. They are constantly in communication; analysing the lore of the franchise, completing fascinating run-throughs of the games, sharing effective ways to engage in combat, and of course predicting what's coming next.

With Bloodborne having been such a remarkable success for From Software, it was in no way surprising that Miyazaki announced that Bloodbore would be receiving a DLC expansion sometime later this year for the PS4. We're not exactly sure what to expect from the idea, but if we take a look at Dark Souls 2 and [Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin](tag:2768294) as an example - we're going to love it!


Bloodborne Expansion DLC - Is There a New Hunter in Yharnam? (Spoilers)

But there is one particular theory I found really interesting. However, be warned! What I'm about to discuss will spoil the conclusion to Bloodborne, and these three endings are incredibly strange and completely worth experiencing for yourself. Alrighty, let's get to it.

Basically, the main idea that players are exploring is whether or not we'll actually be playing as the hunter that we all do in the main campaign and how the expansion will be connected to the story. In Bloodborne he/she who ventures to Yharnam goes on a remarkable adventure in a town overcome by the power of blood.

Yharnam's citizens have become corrupted due to their excessive use of blood's powers and it's your job to hunt them down. There are three conclusions to this tale, the third of which is a secret ending that can only be achieved by the collection of three specific items within the game.

"Dear, oh dear. What was it? The Hunt? The Blood? Or the horrible dream? It always comes down to the Hunters' helper after all these sort of messes. Tonight, Gehrman joins the hunt."

This quote is uttered after one of the options that Gehrman presents the player with at the end of Bloodborne. He can take your life or you can choose to refuse him. If you refuse, you enter an intense boss battle where, upon defeating him, you are seen sitting in his wheelchair - you've taken his position as the Hunter's helper and the hunt begins again.

It's here that players have interjected with their own ideas. They've speculated that your main character is in fact the Hunter's helper in the Bloodborne expansion DLC as you take charge of a new character in a separate part of Yharnam at a different time. Interesting, but does it make sense with all three endings?


What Do You Want from the Bloodborne Expansion DLC?

The answer? Not really. It certainly doesn't fit with the option that has the player allow themselves to be killed. However, From Software may have a system whereby if the second option was your ending, your character will appear as the Hunter's helper. But what about all of those New Game Plus' you started? Then this theory doesn't really hold up.

However, a lot of players think it would still be a good idea to have the Bloodborne expansion DLC take place on a different night to the one we experience in the main campaign. Therefore, the world would not actually be tied to Bloodborne as it currently stands, but rather years later or before in Yharnam. It's an interesting theory, but the logistics still have to be worked on. But what do you think Bloodborne fans? Does this sound plausible? Let us know in the comments!


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