Itching for more gameplay footage from From Software’s upcoming Dark Souls-esque Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Game Informer have posted new footage showing off a section of gameplay that takes place at the Hirata Estates. Seeing as it’s an exclusive, you’ll have to visit Game Informer’s article to view the footage.
The Hirata Estates is part of a flashback sequence that does the job of fleshing out the game’s protagonist, Sekiro, and his relationship with a character known as the “young lord”. From the footage, the game demonstrates new mechanics that separates it from its Dark Souls brethren, such as the use of Sekiro’s grappling hook, as well as From Software’s decision to not overly rely on enclosed quarters for battles with enemies. Plus, unlike in Dark Souls, Sekiro can swim.
It’ll be interesting to see how From Software’s marketing campaign treats the game, when it inevitably will be compared to their previous games using the same engine. Of course, seeing as we’re all waiting for Bloodborne 2, it might not be a bad thing to continue with the comparisons.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.