Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is smashing sales expectations, and the patience of gamers, worldwide. The FromSoftware title has sold more than two million copies in it’s first two weeks on the market.
The developer and the publisher are obviously doing a bit of a victory lap after this news. Michelle Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision, said:
“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has brought something very special and unique to Activision’s portfolio of games. It’s been an honor to work with FromSoftware to help introduce a brand-new franchise to gamers around the world. The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far. The game has performed well on all platforms including PC and we’re excited by the continued support from gamers and critics alike. It has been gratifying to see the enjoyment from fans when they overcome each challenge.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a stealth-focused action game that takes many of the gameplay conventions from previous FromSoftware titles and turns them on their head, before stabbing them repeatedly in the face. This fiendishly difficult game has a fair bit more difficulty compared to previous Soulsborne games, as there’s no leveling or RPG style systems that can be easily abused to overcome the tough bosses. And with a much more skill-driven combat engine, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice puts more focus on being able to time parries and evasive movements in combat. But of course, if you get into combat, you’re usually already in trouble as there’s an obvious stealth component that must be observed in order to take down most enemies through assassinations.
If you want to check out some of the game in action, FromSoftware and Activision have plenty of footage and trailers on offer for your perusal. For one thing, there’s the epic launch trailer, then there are some trailers showing off some of the incredible bosses in the game.
If you want to pick this up, it’s out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.