FromSoftware’s highly-anticipated new Sengoku Japan era IP now has a firm release date and outstanding Collector’s Edition. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will release 22 March 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
During Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, publisher Activision revealed the news to eager FromSoftware fans. The seemingly forever rumoured new IP couldn’t come any sooner for followers of the developer. Ever since its official announcement at The Game Awards 2017 and E3 2018 appearance, Dark Souls, Demon Souls, and Bloodborne players have continually had their dreams become reality with the new Shinobi action-adventure.
The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector’s Edition comes with a beautifully designed 7-inch Shinobi statue, collectible Artbook, game map, digital soundtrack code, replica game coins, and of course the full game in a SteelBook case. Digital pre-orders for the game will also kick-off starting today in select markets.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice follows a familiar third-person Role Playing Game (RPG) perspective alike its predecessors. It follows the Shinobi Sekiro who attempts to take revenge on a dastardly Samurai who attacks him and kidnaps his lord. Unlike the Souls and Bloodborne games, this project will not feature custom characters, classes, or equipment upgrades. The title asks players to attack an enemy’s poise until they are vulnerable enough to trigger a swift execution. Additionally, a focus on dynamic movement differs from other games, utilising stealth and a grappling hook to creatively maneuver Sekiro. No need to consider seppuku just yet, the mastermind behind the project Hidetaka Miyazaki will include an in-depth tutorial to explain the new mechanics.
Gamescom 2018 attendees have the opportunity to be the first to test the game and its new gameplay mechanics. The ‘one-armed wolf’ protagonist’s prosthetic tools can be reconstructed to unlock new actions such as powerful charge attacks. The game opens up a range of options for players to overcome devilish foes.
Chief Revenue Officer at Activision, Steve Young is excited for fans to ‘finally get their hands on… 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‘.