Delta Phi said:I haven't seen anyone talk about this, but here's the Hunter's Mark from the game. It's also used as the save notification.
At this point we should just expect these influences in each game, but this is probably one of the more obvious ones.
It's been discussed on reddit for a few months, and my resistance to saying things like this are direct influences from Berserk has become pretty unpopular. This just looks like a rune, to me. To make it look like the Brand, you have to flip it, then draw additional lines to the bottom. Whereas here's a rune (lower-right) that looks far more similar to the one depicted in Bloodborne.
Does the Hunter's Mark function like the brand does? Because that'd be different...
And then there's also this: http://imgur.com/ZFyqOXw and while my first inclination is to say, well, it's a skinless dog with a crazy mouth, the design for the eyes DOES seem pretty similar.