The dark and bloody world of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one that has been mystifying gamers for months. Gamers have been thoroughly confused by the largely simple gameplay and story teasers we’ve seen so far. Now, FromSoftware is finally revealing more about the setting of their latest game. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in the 16th century Japan, the earlier half of which is otherwise known historically as the Warring States Period, or Sengoku Jidai.
It’s during this time of chaos that you control a disfigured warrior whose past is shrouded in strife and mystery. Rescued from a ruined battlefield as a child, the protagonist seems to have become yet another instrument of war. You are tasked with protectomg a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, along the way you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan.
But part way through the game, things go terribly wrong and your young charge is kidnapped, and you must rescue them. And nothing will stop you in your quest, not even death itself.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a much more unique game compared to previous FromSoftware titles. Sekiro will use a grappling hook and stealth mechanics to defeat many foes. The combat is just as fast and furious as SoulsBorne fans will remember, and the gameplay is much more unforgiving this time around. However, Sekiro is not an RPG. There are no stats to level up and no armor or weapons to collect and equip. There are no classes to choose from.
IGN got the exclusive premier of said trailer, which can be seen down below. Check it out to see what this game could be like on launch. Speaking of launch, the current plan is for FromSoftware to release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.