The next game from Dark Souls developer From Software has been officially announced. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was revealed during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing, and it’ll be published by Call of Duty and Destiny publisher Activision.
The game is due for release in early 2019 for Xbox One, as well as PS4 (with PS4 Pro support) and PC. A slick new trailer for the game was shown during the Xbox briefing, showcasing brutal combat and swordplay. The main character has one arm, and the trailer showed him swinging around using a grappling hook. You can check out the full trailer embedded above and some artwork and screenshots below.
Shadows Die Twice is directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, who is known for his work on the Dark Souls franchise. A third-person game with RPG elements, Shadows Die Twice is a single-player only game.
“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been a very exciting experience for us,” Miyazaki said. “With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice many FromSoftware team members, including myself, are thrilled to be exploring themes of Sengoku Japan and ninja for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to discover what’s in store for the game.”
The game was first teased back in December during The Game Awards by way of a very brief and nondescript video. That led some to believe the game would be a new Tenchu.