Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest masochistic offering from Japanese pain merchants From Software. The highly-anticipated game releases next week, and to get fans even more pumped for it From Software have dropped a launch trailer.
The trailer is almost three minutes of blistering combat, exquisitely grotesque design, and visceral executions – showcasing some of the games beautifully crafted locales and enemies. However, some fans have complained that the trailer reveals too much about the game’s narrative and boss fights, stating that one of the hallmarks of a Soulsborne trailer is its mystery.
Whether these complaints are valid or not is largely a matter of perspective, however Sekiro does seem to have tweaked the formula ever so slightly to make itself more accessible. Sekiro is expected to feature a tutorial of sorts and players will have the option to actually pause the game. Now that won’t sound like much to the uninitiated but to those who have braved the worlds of Yharnam and Boletaria, these things are a BIG DEAL. Some might even call it blasphemy.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available for purchase on PS4, Xbox One, and PC from March 22nd.