FromSoftware’s highly-anticipated new property, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, finally has a release date.
As revealed during this year’s Gamescom, players will be able to get their hands on the open-world action RPG on March 22nd, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Interested players can also lock in their copy, as FromSoftware is already taking preorders on the game’s official site.
Publisher Activision has also announced a Collector’s Edition will be available. As seen in the tweet below, the deluxe bundle will come with a copy of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a limited edition steelbook, a 7″ statue, roll map, three Sengoku era replica coins, the digital soundtrack, and a collectible art book.
— Activision (@Activision) August 20, 2018
After its announcement at E3, the new game caught players’ attention due to its similarities to FromSoftware’s previous series, Dark Souls. Players will be faced with challenging third-person combat familiar to fans of that series but in a fantastical version of ancient Japan. In addition to new armor and weapons, the main character, a mysterious one-armed samurai, will be be able to equip prosthetics that will give him unique abilities.
While director Hidetaka Miyazaki has already teased that Sekiro will be the most challenging title created by the developer so far, it seems players will have a few new tricks to aid with the burden. With Activision at its side, FromSoftware created a helpful way to learn the ins and outs of combat with a more traditional tutorial system. Also, we learned during our time with the game at E3 that dying won’t always necessarily be a bad thing.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22nd, 2019.
Source: Activision on Twitter