This week, acclaimed video game developer FromSoftware releases its eagerly anticipated follow-up to Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, with a new gameplay trailer providing the most extensive look yet at the video game title.
Trading out dark fantasy action and bloody horror for a historical epic, Sekiro follows a shinobi in 16th century Japan. After losing his arm to a rival samurai clan, the shinobi takes on the name "Sekiro," or "one-armed wolf," as he swears revenge and sets out to rescue his lord.
The trailer showcases an immersive look at Sengoku Japan, revealing its feudal setting and characters engaged in bloody, fiery action. Sekiro himself is fitted with a prosthetic limb that can be modified with attachments and gadgets to aid him in his quest for vengeance.
Whereas Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise emphasized role-playing elements while strategically chipping away enemy health, Sekiro has players focus on looking for an opening to deliver a killing blow while increasing the importance of stealth, true to its title character's shinobi background.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. It will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Mar. 22.