A brand new reveal at Microsofts E3 press conference is a new game coming out of From Software called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game looks to be in a similar style as Nioh (which took heavily from From Software’s Dark Souls series in combat), taking place in what looks like a feudal Japanese world. From Software looks to be bringing their iconic boss-focused, tactical combat and gameplay to Sekiro. The game takes place in a fictionalized version of Sengoku Japan where you take on the role of the shinobi the “One-Armed Wolf” looking to rescue your master and get revenge on your arch-nemesis.

There seems to be a unique revive mechanic as the center of Sekiro’s gameplay that is going to be a focus of beating tough bosses. You play a hero who was cut down in battle and lost his arm. You seem to be unable to die and come back to life, although now you have a mechanical arm that looks to allow you to pull off some special maneuvers in combat. A grappling hook and fireworks look to be a few of the options of tools that the mechanical arm can use in combat and for world traversal.

“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been a very exciting experience for us,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, president and game director at FromSoftware. “With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice many FromSoftware team members, including myself, are thrilled to be exploring themes of Sengoku Japan and ninja for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to discover what’s in store for the game.”

Where Bloodborne showed From Software bringing their combat style a bit more speed and intensity, Sekiro looks to be adding some verticality to the equation with the use of the grappling hook tool for your mechanical arm. The mechanical arm and its tools will be a huge component of not only the combat of Sekiro but also the exploration and player movement throughout the game.

Sekiro will be coming to Xbox, PS4, and PC and it is available for preorder now.

 

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