Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, FromSoftware’s first post-Souls game, releases early next year. According to an announcement by publisher Activision, Sekiro‘s release date is set for March 22, 2019. In addition to the release date confirmation, FromSoft and Activision revealed some new gameplay information.
Prosthetic tools play a significant role in the game. Sekiro‘s protagonist — dubbed the “one-armed wolf” because of his prosthetic arm — utilizes different prosthetics to perform charge attacks, increase his mobility, and topple the game’s imposing foes. Although the Shinobi prosthetic’s grappling hook feature made a big splash during Sekiro‘s E3 reveal, FromSoft indicates that players will find an equip numerous devices. According to the developer, the tools are as essential to combat as they are to moving through the environment.
The one-armed wolf still favors a sword, however. Players will engage in fast-paced combat throughout Sekiro. Special skills called Sword Arts help bolster players’ offensive capabilities.
Additionally, some extra information about the game’s resurrection mechanic was revealed alongside the Sekiro release date. In Sekiro, players can resurrect on the spot after they die and use their new life to gain a sneaky advantage. It’s useful as a form of deceit, as well as a means of retreat. Death, it seems, isn’t the end. It’s more like a second chance.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice pre-order info:
Another tidbit of information accompanying the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date news are details about pre-orders. Digital pre-orders are now available. There’s also a special collector’s edition up for grabs. The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector’s Edition contains a veritable cache of goodies. Check out the full breakdown below.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector’s Edition contents:
- Full game
- 7-inch Shinobi statue
- Steelbook case
- Collectible artwork
- Digital game soundtrack
- Replica game coins
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice seems to be shaping up nicely. FromSoft is showing the upcoming title at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Expect new information and updates about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice once the conference kicks off. A new Fromsoft game is always noteworthy, but this one seems truly special.
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