Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the next game from the esteemed studio behind the Dark Souls and Bloodborne games – From Software.
This game seems to be moving away from the super hardcore setup of the aforementioned action-RPGs and will instead lean more into being a more traditional action game.
Director Hidetaka Miyazaki notes the feudal Japanese setting of the game and the different setup of the title has been a challenge to develop, but relishes the opportunity to do something different.
This title will be published by Activision – a first for From Software. You can read everything we know about the game so far in the article below.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Overview
Developer: From Software
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – What is it?
It’s the latest game from the makers of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series.
The trailer initial trailer, aside from being rather brief, gives virtually nothing away only showing a close up of some sort of flesh-y handle to a weapon and then a black screen with the text “Shadows Die Twice”.
It obviously has a lot of the dark gothic fantasy themes we’ve come to expect of the developer, and this theme was further expanded upon later on by the E3 2018 trailer (below).
Shadows Die Twice is directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director behind the highly esteemed Dark Souls and Bloodborne games.
It promises to have a more understandable and clear narrative than the Souls games.
Sekiro literally means ‘one-armed wolf’.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Release Date
All we know so far is that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is due to release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2019.
A more specific date remains unannounced – but considering how far into the year we are by now without a formal announcement, it’s likely that Activision is aiming for a Q4/holiday release for the title.
Unlike Bloodborne, this game will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC – so players from all camps will get a chance to experience the exciting new project.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Development
This will be the first game from From Software to be published by Western publisher Activision. This prospect has made some hardcore fans of the studio nervous, but director Hidetaka Miyazaki remains unconcerned.
“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been a very exciting experience for us,” Miyazaki noted in a press release.
“With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice many FromSoftware team members, including myself, are thrilled to be exploring themes of Sengoku Japan and ninja for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to discover what’s in store for the game.”
Sekiro draws inspiration from the Tenchu series of stealth-action games that were partially developed and published by FromSoftware – but reinvents them for a new era.