When Is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launching?
The Souls series came to a close with Dark Souls III. As a result, it was natural for people to wonder about FromSoftware’s next release, which turned out to be Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Now, it has been revealed that said title will be released in March of 2019, which should come as welcome news to people who are fascinated by its premise.
What Else Do We Know About Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?
For starters, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in a world inspired by the late Sengoku period, which was a time when Japan was ravaged by warring clans because of the collapse of central authority. The title’s protagonist is the titular Sekiro, which is a name that means the “One-Armed Wolf.” This is because Sekiro is a shinobi who loses his arm in the course of fighting the people who have kidnapped his master, with the result that he must pursue them with his sword as well as the wide range of tools that have been integrated into his new mechanical prosthesis.
Gameplay-wise, it has been stated that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won’t be a successor to the Souls series in the sense that it won’t have RPG elements. Instead, combat will be focused on attacking the opponent’s balance and poise rather than their HP, which will eventually leave them open for a single killing blow. However, the player will have options for stealth kills as well, which will be helped by their access to a grappling hook as well as other tools that will enable them to explore their environments with greater ease than otherwise possible. With that said, there is one mechanic from the Souls series that will be showing up in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in a changed form, which is that Sekiro will be revived on the spot when killed rather than at an earlier checkpoint.
Summed up, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice might not be the kind of title that a lot of people have come to expect from FromSoftware, but it is looking rather promising in its own right. Of course, more news is bound to come out as March of 2019 approaches, which should provide interested individuals with more information about what to expect.