[Game new]: A Look Ahead: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


With 2018 behind us, we right here at Xbox Wire determined that now could be the proper time to begin looking forward to a number of the massive video games popping out in 2019. There are already plenty of them on the books, lots of which can be popping out through the first few months of the yr. Whereas there’s already an honest quantity of information on these titles, we’ve discovered that it may be powerful to determine particulars with the entire data unfold out throughout the online. So, with that in thoughts, we’ll be spending the remainder of the yr taking a better have a look at a few of 2019’s largest video games and pulling collectively as a lot information as we are able to into one place. Immediately, we have a look at From Software program’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Isn’t this from the Darkish Souls individuals?

Sure, however that doesn’t imply Sekiro is one other doomed dalliance with demise between distant bonfires. The truth is, earlier than they turned the masters of the beloved GrimSad style, the visionary builders at From Software program honed their expertise in all method of motion and horror video games like Otogi: Fable of Demons and Ninja Blade. Even that’s considerably of a reductionist view of their body-filled physique of labor (which additionally contains the mech-mashing Armored Core collection). It appears secure to say Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes from the creepy, mythological sword swingery division of From Software program.

So… I’m listening to it’s going to be onerous.

Oh, virtually definitely. However this time you’re in 16th Century Japan, embroiled in a struggle between states and lords and large, grotesque ogres. You’re a covert agent and protector of royalty, often called the “one-armed wolf,” as a result of *checks notes* you have got one arm.

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That checks out?

Nicely, the opposite arm is a harmful prosthetic gadget that enhances your sword with grappling hooks, spring-launched axes and different attachments that provide the higher hand in smashing disgusting monsters!

What about an attachment that claims “Whoa whoa whoa, good blade you have got there!”

That will be a harmful prosthetic gadget that compliments your sword.

Is that this the yr of the harmful prosthetic arm?

Let’s say this may very well be the yr of From Software program, during which they get away of our expectations and dive right into a fast-paced conflict in opposition to creepy fiends in a wealthy, traditionally tinged and twisted world. And we’ve heard there’ll be a little bit of a twist if you die.

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I used to be going to ask about that! Are you able to meet your demise in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?

Sure.

What number of occasions?

A minimum of… twice? Are you asking what the upward restrict of a shadow-related demise is?

I believe so?

That’s a thriller From Software program is saving for later.

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Sekiro Screenshot

And when is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice popping out, precisely?

March 22, 2019.

Will Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice be enhanced for Xbox One X?

Yup.

May a shadow… die thrice?

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