A new trailer for From Software’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, has been released. The video showcases more of the abilities the protagonist, The Wolf, will have at his disposal, as well as the fierce enemies and bosses he’ll encounter. You can watch it above.
The trailer begins with The Wolf facing off against a massive bull-like creature–its horns are a log tied to its head, and both ends are on fire. The bull crashes through and destroys every bit of the environment in its path, but just before it can crush The Wolf, his prey transforms into feathers swirling within a cloud of shadow and teleports out of the way. From there, the hunter becomes the hunted.
The rest of the trailer depicts The Wolf’s ongoing battle with the more human enemies found in Sekiro, and the shinobi takes them on with a mixture of stealth kills and acrobatic counters. The video also showcases some of the environments in the game, such as dilapidated fortresses and icy mountains. The trailer ends with an amazing sequence as The Wolf battles against a yeti-like creature, only to finally wear the beast down and decapitate it. Sekiro may not be another Dark Souls or Bloodborne, but From Software’s new game is certainly going to be just as bloody and violent as the developer’s previous titles.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice may be From Software’s most punishing take on death ever, with some of the most brutal dying mechanics the Dark Souls developer has ever made. That said, in Sekiro, unlike From Software’s Soulsborne games, death is both an enemy and an ally. That’s not the only difference, though. Unlike the protagonists of From Software’s Soulsborne games, Sekiro’s The Wolf will actually have a voice, allowing his story to be more of a Japanese drama. Bosses and minibosses are also quite different, with many needing strategies other than slashing and dodging to beat them. Sekiro’s world–including the hub–is also a series of connected areas, so you won’t need to fast travel to reach every part of the game. The game doesn’t support multiplayer either, but as a result From Software is able to include a pause function in the upcoming title.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 22. The required PC specs for the game are actually quite low, so you won’t need a high-end machine to run it. There are two editions of the game, both of which are available for pre-order.
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Author: Jordan Ramée