New Sekiro trailer explores protagonist’s origins

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From Software has released a new trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which hints at its protagonist’s origins.

The hotly anticipated new RPG IP from the developer of the Dark Souls games and Bloodborne is due to be released on 22 March 2019. In the trailer you see the game’s protagonist, the “one-armed wolf”, taken under the wing of a samurai-style warrior as a young boy, before reappearing as the grown man he will be in the game.

The trailer is fairly cryptic, as is From Software’s wont, but the company describes Sekiro’s protagonist thus: “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 honour, not even death itself.”

Gameplay-wise, From Software offers this description: “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 game director Hidetaka Miyazaki has asserted that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be at least as challenging as From Software’s famously hard and uncompromising Dark Souls games, yet it will be more story-based and for the first time will have a protagonist who speaks. For more information in the run-up to the game’s launch, keep an eye on its website.