Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gets a Story, Gameplay Trailer

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.

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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.

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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.

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