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Everything we learned from the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailer

Shaun Prescott

In a confluence of bizarre surprises, From Software debuted its new Activision-published action game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. As we’ve long known, it’s not a Dark Souls game, and importantly, it’s not a Bloodborne sequel either. But it is directed by Souls luminary Hidetaka Miyazaki, and its press release confirms that Sekiro is set in late 1500s Sengoku Japan. Some other solid facts: it’s a “third-person action-adventure game with RPG elements”.

SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE デビュートレーラー【2018 E3】

The press material also specifies that it’s a “single-player” game, so we may not see the online cooperative / PvP elements featured in other From Software action RPGs. “The protagonist [is] a hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis,” so reads the press release. “As ‘Sekiro,’ or the ‘one-armed wolf,’ players will disc

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