The highly anticipated game “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” launches worldwide this week. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki of FromSoftware (Dark Souls and Bloodborne), “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” takes players to a beautifully dark world filled with brutal enemies, and intense sword combat. The game is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One and offers a new single-player AAA installment for players looking for a new title. With all of the loot-shooters and eSports games on the market, it’s nice to see a traditional single-player action-RPG option for players to enjoy.
In the game, players take on the role of the “one-armed wolf.” As the game’s sole protagonist, the wolf is willed to obey and protect by using his newly acquired shinobi prosthetic arm to restore his honor, rescue his master known as The Divine Heir, and exact revenge on his enemy at all costs.
“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” offers reward-based exploration as players uncover new items, meet new characters, encounter hidden challenges, and learn more about the rich lore within the game – all taking place across a detailed world filled with beautiful vistas, unique weaponry, and larger-than-life foes.
“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game set in Japan’s Sengoku era and portrays the great battle faced by a lone, one-armed shinobi. Withered and ruined landscapes combined with a vibrant color palette make for a game world that is true to the FromSoftware style, in which the player is always one step away from death. It is our hope that new and old fans alike will enjoy our shinobi’s journey; rich with intense and dynamic combat,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, President of FromSoftware and Director of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Much like the other games released by FromSoftware, “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” offers challenging yet rewarding gameplay, and offers unique combat that emphasizes patience, technique and creativity.
Players will learn to embrace the posture system, which focuses on deflecting attacks, while simultaneously being defensive and aggressive. Resurrection gives the opportunity for either tactical retreat or enemy deception to go on the counter-offensive. The shinobi prosthetic, which can be outfitted with a variety of attachments such as the grappling hook, loaded axe, and flame vent, brings an entirely new dimension to the gameplay as it enables players to exploit enemy weaknesses.