You will be able to use shields in Bloodborne, but that doesn’t mean you can just stand around and block.
You will have to incorporate your shield into your strategy for it to be effective, according to Sony Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa.
“If you’re always standing back and guarding, you’ll die very quickly,” he told IGN. “So you have to incorporate it into your strategy of how you play and fight.
“We wanted to encourage players to not hide and wait, but instead be more aggressive and pro-active in battle.”
So after months of wondering whether shields will be included, like they were in Dark Souls games, now we know.
Bloodborne arrives on PS4 in March.