Those looking forward to From Software‘s next major project won’t have to wait too much longer, as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set to release across multiple platforms in a little over a week from now. In order to prime potential players for the kind of content to come in the single-player action-adventure game, the developer has decided to put out the title’s launch trailer, which features several instances of gameplay and highlights a few different boss battles.
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice‘s launch trailer, players are given a look at what it will be like to become the “One-armed Wolf”, as he engages in combat with more common enemies like sword fighters and flamethrower-wielding warriors, and with bigger baddies such as a gigantic raging bull. Speaking of bosses, there are plenty more on display in the latest trailer for the From Software title, with one fight showcasing a battle between Sekiro and a gigantic troll-like enemy, and another moment teasing the beginning of the battle with Lady Butterfly.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice‘s launch trailer also provides some context for the game’s story elements, as Sekiro sets out on a path for revenge against a samurai who severed his arm and kidnapped his lord. Set in a re-imagined late 16th century Sengoku period Japan, players take on the role of the aforementioned shinobi, who is armed with a katana and a prosthetic arm, the latter of which allows for the use of various skills, tools, and gadgets.
As one might expect from a From Software game, players should expect to die a lot while progressing though the story of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has previously stated that players won’t be able to respawn over and over again in the same location, as there is a limit to the number of times a player can resurrect through the “Kaisei” system. Additionally, From Software has declared that those who purchase the title should expect to have their abilities tested, as it’s supposedly “more challenging” than previous games from the studio.
Since Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been billed as a departure from From Software’s previous games – the studio has confirmed that it’s not to be considered a “Soulsborne” game, for instance – it will be interesting to see how the end product pans out once it debuts. Thankfully, players only have to wait until next Friday to discover what all Sekiro’s journey has in store.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.