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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launches March 2019

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FromSoftware’s next game will own your soul next spring

a warrior with an ax leaps at an enemy holding a long pike in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice FromSoftware/Activision

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will launch next spring, publisher Activision announced. Just revealed in June during E3 2018, FromSoftware’s latest hardcore action game will come to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One for a simultaneous, worldwide release on March 22, 2019.

Launching alongside a standard version of the game is a collector’s edition, which throws an artbook, map, soundtrack, “replica game coins” and a shinobi statue into the mix. There’s a picture at the foot of this post featuring all the accoutrements.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes place in Sengoku-era Japan, and stars a hero that Activision refers to as a “one-armed wolf.” He’s out to both save the man he calls his master and destroy a lifelong enemy in the process. This ninja-like warrior can use different prosthetics in order to supplement their range of attacks. These attachments complement the character’s other weapons, like a sword and grappling hook.

You should also expect to die often in Sekiro, as is typical of FromSoftware’s most popular franchise, Dark Souls. An ability called “Resurrect” allows players to come back to life almost immediately upon their death, however, which sounds like a nice change of pace.

The game is playable for the public at this week’s Gamescom 2018, while the rest of us must wait until March 22 to check out the newest project from Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki.