Microsoft’s E3 2018 Press conference showed off the premiere Sekiro: Shadows Dies Twice from the creators of the Souls series FROMSOFTWARE
This is the official Japanese Dark Souls that fans have been wanting since the introduction of Nioh.
The first trailer shows gameplay of an unknown protagonist with an fake arm that was teased in it’s first trailer. It shows off the usual fast gameplay that the Soul series is known for. Also known for the first time is in collaboration with Activision. The gameplay shows off sneaking and verticality in the levels. For enemies, we see the protagonist face off vagrants and the thieves that occupy a abandoned temple. The boss as usual is presented in a looming and threatening fashion. If you are interested in Japanese Feudal lore, played Nioh, or waited for FROMSOFTWARE’s next creation, you don’t have to wait no more.
Here is the press release for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice:
Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements. The single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. As “Sekiro,” or the “one-armed wolf,” players will discover the many ways to strategically approach combat and engage enemies.
“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been a very exciting experience for us,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, president and game director at FromSoftware. “With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice many FromSoftware team members, including myself, are thrilled to be exploring themes of Sengoku Japan and ninja for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to discover what’s in store for the game.”
Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice where combat reigns supreme. Players will enjoy combining new features, such as vertical traversal, with visceral head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast world filled with beautiful vistas, enormous castles, bizarre weaponry, and fearsome enemies.
Hope you aren’t scared of bugs and snakes.
Sekiro Shadows Dies Twice is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One and Windows.