FromSoftware has just unleashed the launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
For those who don’t know, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a fair bit different from other FromSoft games. Hidetaka Miyazaki wanted to create a game that is both significantly different from their previous games, and one that contains staples that long-time fans would appreciate. For one thing; When asked whether or not Sekiro would still contain optional hidden bosses that deviate from the main path, Miyazaki confirmed that Sekiro would feature a variety of optional bosses for the player to tackle, much like Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
The other gameplay loops are also very different in this game. The resurrection mechanics are limited and require the player to learn combat encounters much quicker and more efficiently. Sekiro also has a much tighter focus on stealth, as backstabbing enemies is key to overcoming many challenges. The narrative and story elements are also a fair bit different. The game has more traditional storytelling rather than hidden elements that players must find by themselves by reading item descriptions or picking apart dialogue. Part of this is because Miyazaki didn’t pen the story directly, he did have some input on the writing though.
In terms of actual main bosses, plenty of those have been revealed so far. There’s the Great Serpent. And there’s one for the Lady Butterfly, a fast-moving menace with deceptively strong powers and speed. Then there’s the massive Chained Ogre, able to crush the player in a single blow.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will release next week for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22, 2019. Check out the launch trailer for the game down below.
If you want to see more of the game, go check out the story trailer which teases a bit more about this mysterious game. If you want to see some gameplay, here’s a snippet from Gamescom last year. If you’re planning to get the game on PC, go make sure your rig is up to par by checking the system requirements for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. And if you’re in the Benelux region of Europe, you might want to check out this outstanding custom PS4 exclusive to that region.