Despite evidence seemingly pointing to the announcement of a sequel to fan-favourite PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bloodborne at Sony’s E3 press conference this year, it would appear that From Software had something else to share on Microsoft’s stage instead. Previously teased with its subtitle at last year’s The Game Awards, E3 2018’s Xbox keynote fully unmasked From Software’s new project as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a new game to be published by Activision.
Though it’s an all-new IP for From Software, it appears that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is staying in the familiar realm of giant monsters, hard-hitting weapons and brutal difficulty that the developer has made famous in titles like Dark Souls and Bloodborne. In the case of its latest project however, Sekiro is taking the action to the Sengoku period of Japan, wherein players will take control of a, “Hard-hearted warrior” on a mission to rescue his master, and exact revenge on an unspecified enemy. The Xbox conference showed a quick trailer and gameplay tease for the game, but beyond that, much of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is still shrouded in mystery for the time being.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It is currently scheduled for release in early 2019.
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