As revealed at PlayStation Experience, the Chalice Dungeon feature takes players into the depths of an ancient underground ruins located beneath the city of Yharnam. Players will use holy chalices to enter these dungeons and explore its vast structures and multiple levels. However, for each portal that is opened, the structure of the dungeon changes. They’re filled with traps, creatures, and rewards, and players can recruit help from fellow hunters online.
“Chalice Dungeons add a ton of additional content and replay value to the depth and richness of the full game itself, and can even be uploaded for other people to try out,” SCE Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa said on the PlayStation Blog. “Share your dungeons with your friends, or go online to find new Chalice Dungeons to explore. Even after you master the game, discovering all of the secrets it has to offer, there will be new challenges awaiting you.”
The new screenshots show of some of the dungeon’s “dark and dangerous locations,” as well as some of its “gruesome inhabitants.” You’ll see oily swamps and gothic halls, but for as nice as they look, they’re plagued with deadly traps.
Among some of the creatures you’ll encounter in the dungeons are the protectors and the protector ritual masters. These creatures were born in the dungeon’s depths and have never seen the outside world. They’re pale-skinned with sunken, pitch-black eyes, and protect the secrets held within the dungeon.
The fiery ancient guard dogs are said to be the oldest creatures found in the ruins.
View the screenshots at the gallery.