Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Details Its Story, Combat, and Progression in a Gory New Trailer

Last week Activision and From Software dropped the launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is usually, y’know, the last trailer before launch. Not in this case! We now have five-minute-plus Sekiro gameplay overview trailer on our hands! Much like the launch trailer, I almost want to put a SPOILER tag on this video -- it doesn’t give away any major plot points, but it does show off a lot of different areas, enemies, and bosses. In other words, proceed with caution if you want to go in completely fresh.

That said, if you’re still confused about what Sekiro is about or how it plays, I suggest you give this trailer a watch. It describes in detail exactly how combat, death, progression, and Sekiro’s Shinobi Prosthetic work. I’ve been paying pretty close attention to Sekiro, and even I learned a few new things! This game looks intense, and much more than just another Souls-like. You can check out the trailer, below.

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Haven’t been keeping up with Sekiro? Here’s a quick rundown of its backstory:

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself.

Explore late 1500s Sengoku Japan, a brutal period of constant life and death conflict, as you come face to face with larger than life foes in a dark and twisted world. Unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities while you blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head to head combat in a bloody confrontation.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice leaps onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 22.

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