In what has become a lovely annual tradition, the Bloodbornecommunity is once again planning to "Return to Yharnam." It's funny: I haven't played or even thought much about the game for a good while, but even just reading that name – Yharnam – strikes a mix of fear and excitement into my heart.
As before, the general idea of this player-led movement is to celebrate an incredible video game by, well, playing it. For the 2019 shindig, Return to Yharnam will run from October 5 to November 5. Everyone is encouraged to start a fresh character – the perfect opportunity to embrace a previously-unloved Trick Weapon – and make the most of Bloodborne's online co-op and PvP features.
Players are also encouraged to dress in their Halloween best, though everyone seems to have a different idea about which spooky outfit will most fit the mood. There are a lot of worthy candidates.
I've gone to hell and back in Bloodborne multiple times over, and redownloading the game will take up time, storage space, and bandwidth, but those opening few hours are so iconic. The hunt is on.
I'm grinning just thinking about new players staring down that first monstrous pig.