From Software has been a staple in hardcore gaming for the past few years. Ask anyone how much they’ve carved their way through the Dark Souls games, as well as the classic Bloodborne, which stands to be one of the best- and toughest- PlayStation 4 games ever released. Activision has a lot of expectation with this hardcore appeal, as it’s teamed up with the developer on the forthcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which drops this Friday.
In the game, you play a swordsman that goes up against a devastating group of enemies in the hopes of recovering his master from them. Each battle is one of epic proportions, opening up new opportunities to carve them something fierce. But don’t go into each battle head first- this is a matter of finding ways to take them down, using defensive techniques like dodges and parries with impeccable timing.
To get an idea of what to expect from this epic game, Activision has released a new trailer that breaks down into several parts. You can watch it above.
First up is the story, in which this swordsman deals with different people in his life. In particular, a young boy he serves is taken, forcing him to deal with opposition with the help of a prosthetic arm and, of course, his weapon of choice.
Then we get into the combat itself, which is something else. Each battle is slow and steady, and getting around with a grappling hook and attacking from above is a neat tactic. And you can use different weapons to take them on, mixing up tactics to take down the foes once and for all.
The game looks insanely good, based on the combat that you’ll run across. But, like From Software’s previous games, you’ll have quite the challenge ahead of you.
Stealth can be a great ally as well, as you can learn details about enemies and sometimes even gain an advantage. But, let’s be honest, you will die here. But death doesn’t mean the end.
The Wolf, your character, can use resurrection to return from the dead, to come back a second time around. However, you’ll want to be careful, as you could lose everything if you die this time around. “More personal consequences,” as the narrator explains in the video.
This game should be really something, especially based on this progression scale. This could easily be From Software’s best game to date- and considering its repertoire, it’ll be incredible.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice arrives this Friday for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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