Remember that strange teaser at last year’s Game Awards about a new Dark Souls-like game from From Software? Well, it turns out that instead of being a sequel to Dark Souls or Bloodborne, it’s an entirely new game!
Published by Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person action-adventure game with RPG elements set in late 1500s Sengoku Japan. The game casts you as Sekiro, or the “one-armed wolf”, a no-nonsense warrior “whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis.”
Judging from the trailer itself, you’ll be more mobile this time around thanks to a grappling hook. This also includes “vertical traversal”, which should present its own challenges. As well, there appears to be more of a stealth element to the game, rather than rushing headlong into enemies. And as is typical of the formula, you’ll be dying. A lot. But unlike previous games, it seems that you won’t be punished in the same way as you would be for dying in Bloodborne or Dark Souls. That seems to be a detail that will be revealed at a later time.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will release in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.