From Software, the studio behind Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise, revealed the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date, as well as the contents of the Collector's Edition of the highly anticipated game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was first teased in December last year at The Game Awards 2017, the officially revealed at E3 2018. Will the game live up to the hype, or will it fail in comparison to Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series?
'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Release Date And Collector's Edition Unveiled
A new Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailer revealed that the game's release date is set for March 22, 2019. It will be rolled out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC at the same time, with preorders now available.
The trailer shows different scenes, including how the main character lost his arm, several shots on how the gameplay works, and the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice revival mechanic.
Publisher Activision also announced that in addition to the standard edition, the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector's Edition will be available on the game's release date. The special edition, preorders for which are also now open, will include a copy of the game, a 7-inch shinobi ninja statue, a collectible art book, a parchment map of the game's world, the digital soundtrack, a SteelBook case, and replica coins based on the in-game currency.
'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' At Gamescom 2018
As reported from Activision's announcement of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy delay, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be playable at Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany. The demonstration at the event will show off the game's sword combat, the main character's prosthetic limb, and the unique resurrection mechanic.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes place in the Sengoku era of Japan and features a hero that Activision calls a "one-armed wolf." The game's main character, who is on a mission to save his master and defeat his nemesis at the same time, uses different prosthetics in combat to complement other weapons such as a sword or grappling hook.
As a game by From Software, known for the notoriously difficult Bloodborne and Dark Souls games, players should expect to die a lot in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. However, players will have the ability to resurrect themselves almost immediately upon dying, getting back into the action to exact revenge on the opponent that killed them.
Dark Souls and Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki also directed Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but the game will look to differentiate itself from Miyazaki's earlier projects.