e3 2018

From Software Unveils Ninja Action Game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

by Javy Gwaltney on Jun 10, 2018 at 03:17 PM

Last year during The Game Awards, From Software showcased a cryptic, bloody teaser for an upcoming game. The teaser ended with the phrase "Shadows Die Twice," leaving many to wonder if this was a preview for a sequel to Bloodborne or something new.  Today, we got our answer at Microsoft's E3 press conference, where From Software revealed a trailer for a game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is focused on a ninja protecting a small child.

The combat seems heavily inspired by From Software's Souls series, but there also appear to be new features and an aesthetic that sets itself apart.

A beautiful, lush feudal-Japan setting steals the show – as does the unnamed main character's prosthetic arm. It functions much like the trick weapons from Bloodborne, with the main character grappling to various places and using an ax attachment to chop through enemies' defenses. 

Verticality and stealth also seem to play a huge role, with our character using his grappling hook to plan out tactical options and hunt foes from the shadows. The brief trailer also showcased a massive snake enemy that our hero had to evade on a bridge.

We learned no details about the hero's name or the child he's protecting. We imagine more information about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will follow during the course of E3, so be sure to check back in the near future for more information about From Software's latest.