FromSoftware’s upcoming samurai themed action-adventure title has finally been dated. Activision has announced that the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date will slated in March 2019. The publisher unveiled details on the game’s upcoming Collector’s Edition today as well.
Sekiro was first teased during 2017’s The Game Awards. We then got a closer look during Microsoft’s E3 2018 briefing. Sekiro is a Japanese word that translates to “one-armed wolf”. And the one arm, or lack thereof, is central to the game’s basic premise and gameplay.
As Sekiro, your left arm is a prosthetic that can be modified extensively within the game. While much of the title will revolve around FromSoftware’s work on sword combat, your prosthetic tool will be crucial as well. Activision states that “Players can equip and switch between a variety of unique Prosthetic Tools to find the weakness of a formidable enemy. Additionally, tools such as the Grappling Hook can be utilized to bring an extra dimension to exploration and traversal throughout the world of the game.” Your prosthetic limb will be crucial not just for combat, but for progress in the game in general too.
Another core element of the game will be Sekiro’s ability to utilize resurrection. This is, of course, suggested in the very name of the game. Your resurrection ability can be used as means of retreat, or players can use the skill “to deceive an enemy and go on the counter-offensive”.
Activision detailed the title’s Collector’s Edition today too when offering the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date. It’s your standard package for a Collector’s Edition these days. Here’s what’s included:
- Full Game
- 7” Shinobi Statue
- Collectible Artbook
- Digital Soundtrack
- Replica Game Coins
FromSoftware has versions of the game coming for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date is set globally for March 22, 2019.