Go go gadget arm!
From Software and Activision released a new Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay trailer that gives you everything you need to know about the game. Have a watch for yourself using the conveniently placed trailer… oh, wait, you have to go and watch it on YouTube for some reason. Okay, watch it there, then come back because I wrote some funny stuff below.
Along with a look at the game’s story, which sounds like it’ll be a bit more overt than previous From Software titles, the trailer gives us a look at how combat will work and how the low-tech Shinobi Prosthetic will be used in the game. The prosthetic arm basically works to make Sekiro a ninja-styled James Bond, kitting him out with a catalogue of gadgets that include a grappling hook, an axe, something that’s basically a flamethrower, and is able to dispense shurikens and firecrackers in battle. You’ll use these gadgets in and out of combat, either to reach new areas and gain an advantage over enemies (I have the higher ground and all that nonsense) as well as using things like firecrackers to confuse enemies before you, I dunno, kick them in the head or something.
Combat sounds as if it stays true to what fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne are looking for, with a focus on being strategic in fights and learning how an enemy moves, the trailer warns that relying on a small set of moves is pretty much a death sentence.
And speaking of death, we got a rundown of how the game’s resurrection system will work. Sekiro can come back from the dead a limited amount of time (I’m guessing twice) but it’s not all sunshine and lollipops from there, lemme tell ya. Once you’re brought back to life, your character will be pretty vulnerable and if you’re killed again you’ll lose all your resources and, the game warns, “other, more personal consequences,” just what those are remain to be seen. You’ll be able to re-up your resurrection ability though, either by performing a Shinobi Death Blow or by resting at a Sculptor’s Idol will allow you to come back from the dead once again.
Basically, the game looks and sounds like it’ll be an absolute treat. You don’t have to wait much longer either, with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice arriving on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Friday, March 22.