Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is built with replayability in mind and as such the game includes no less than four endings in order to keep players interested. The four endings that you can get in Sekiro are the Shura, Immortal Severance, Purification and Return endings, with each one requiring its own special requirements in order to be unlocked. Naturally, because we’re super nice around these parts, we’ll be going through the first three endings and what you need to do in order to unlock them. Stay tuned too, as we’ll show you how to get the Return ending soon!
Sekiro Endings – How To Get The Shura Ending
To achieve the Shura ending there are a number of prerequisites that you need to satisfy. First, you need to carve your way through the game, laying waste to all the bosses. Then, you must ensure that you nab the Shelter Stone, the Lotus of the Palace and the Mortal Blade items. Next, when it comes to choosing a path in regards to the Iron Code you’ll need to uphold The Iron Code in order to continue on. Following the Iron Code will trigger two special bosses, Isshin and Emma who must both be defeated. Once these two have fallen, the Sekiro Shura ending will start which prevents you from exploring your current game save. Unlocking the Shura ending also provides Sekiro with the One Mind combat art skill that can be used in later playthroughs. The Shura ending is technically Sekiro’s ‘bad’ ending, as it shows our protagonist becoming consumed by evil spirits and giving up his humanity. Heavy stuff.
Sekiro Endings – How To Get The Immortal Severance Ending
Of all the endings in the game to achieve, Sekiro’s Immortal Severance ending is arguably the simplest. Essentially Sekiro’s ‘normal’ ending, all you need to do is refute the Iron Code, fight the Owl boss and then proceed through the game as you otherwise would do without pursuing any extracurricular activities. Once the final boss has face planted, you’ll get the Immortal Severance ending which shows Sekiro separating young master Kuro from the dragon blood curse, while leaving his own fate in grave doubt.
Sekiro Endings – How To Get The Purification Ending
As it turns out, Sekiro’s Purification ending (which also doubles up as the game’s ‘best’ ending) is also one of its trickiest to achieve. First things first, when you’re given the Iron Code choice from that vaguely murderous owl, you should choose to remain loyal to Kuro. This will then trigger a difficult fight against the Great Shinobi Owl. Once defeated, you’ll need to find Kuro and Emma in Kuro’s room and talk to them until they have both run out of dialogue. At this point you’ll then need to get behind the wall ahead of Kuro and eavesdrop on the conversations between Emma and Kuro. After this, you’ll need to speak to Emma, agree with what she says about Lord Kuro, rest and then speak to her again (you can find her at Old Grave Sculptor’s Idol).
Head over to Dilapidated Temple Sculptor’s Idol and eavesdrop again on Emma and the Sculptor via the hole in the wall. Go inside the temple, speak to Emma and ask her about what she’s hiding at which point she’ll give you the Father’s Bell Charm item. You must then use the charm inside the Dilapidated Temple as it will warp you to an alternate version of the Hirata Estate – but only if you have already defeated the Lady Butterfly boss. Here, you must fight and defeat the Owl Father to obtain the Aromatic Flower. Proceed through the rest of the game as normal, then defeat the Corrupted Monk and the Divine Dragon to obtain the Divine Dragon’s Tears. Finally, you must then meet Lord Kuro outside of Ashina Castle, defeat the final boss and give the Divine Dragon’s Tears and Everblossom to Lord Kuro to get the purification ending.
Can’t get to any of these ending? You might need also our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice boss guide.