Fans of FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki (director of Dark Souls and Bloodborne) don’t need to wait much longer for their new title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as Activision has announced that the title will be releasing on March 22nd, 2019 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.
Previously revealed at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Sekiro is a 3rd person action adventure title featuring “the one-armed wolf”, a disgraced warrior tasked with rescuing a young lord descended from an ancient bloodline, in a quest to redeem his honor.
Also announced was a collector’s edition along with both physical and digital versions of the game being available for pre-order. The collector’s edition includes:
- Full game
- Limited edition steelbook
- 7″ Shinobi statue
- 3 Sengoku Era Game Coins
- Digital Soundtrack
- Collectible art book
While fans may have come to expect a certain type of game from Miyazaki and his team given the prevalence of Dark Souls throughout the current decade, a very conscious effort has been made to deliver something different. The high difficulty that’s become synonymous with the name From Software will still be prevalent, but there is much more of a focus on mobility and verticality this time around. There are also no classes, stats, armor sets or weapons to collect either, with the prosthetic limb seemingly being the source of variety in combat and gameplay.
Character customization also isn’t present, as Miyazaki explains during a PlayStation Blog interview; “In Sekiro, the story is actually centered around the main character. He’s a character in the story, who exists in this world. Previously we had nameless characters who weren’t as involved. Thanks to making the main character part of the story, the beginning of the game is probably easier to understand than our previous games”.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available to play on the Gamescom 2018 show floor from August 21st to August 25th, with Activision chief revenue officer Steve Young stating “We can’t wait for fans to finally get their hands on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Fans will get a taste of the multiple tools available for the prosthetic shinobi arm this week at Gamescom, and will be able to fully dive into the brutal, dark world of 1500s Sengoku Japan when the game launches on March 22, 2019”.
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