This week came with great news for gamers who are fans of samurai and ninja games. The world renowned game publisher Activision recently announced a release date for their latest action adventure game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Activision has been responsible for publishing hit series such as Tenchu, Call of Duty, Destiny, and Protoype. This latest notch to their belt comes after collaborating with From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. Sekiro holds true to Tenchu’s bloody gameplay.
From Software began development on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in 2015 once they finished with Bloodborne‘s downloadable content. The teaser trailer first debuted during the 2017 Game Awards and was later given its full title at Microsoft’s 2018 E3 press conference.
The gameplay is inspired by Activision’s previously published game Tenchu. Players take control of a ninja in 16th-century Japan who lost his arm after losing a fight to a samurai from a rival clan. The ninja wakes after suffering defeat to find his master has been kidnapped by the very same samurai who cost the ninja his arm. He also comes to find his arm has been replaced with a prosthetic that can house weapons. He sets out to save his lord and master armed with the Japanese katana and his now weaponized arm.
Lucky fans who can attend the Gamescom 2018 event this week will get a chance to both play the game and see the gameplay firsthand. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will run the standard price of $59.99 and is set to launch worldwide on March 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer below: