Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gets boss rush mode, free outfits, and more in October

Sekiro (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person action game from FromSoftware.
  • It's getting new features in an upcoming update even after all this time.
  • The title has sold over 5 million units so far.
  • You can purchase Sekiro for $60 through the Microsoft Store.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person action game from the acclaimed developers at FromSoftware. FromSoftware is the team behind games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, and Sekiro is a major departure in terms of storytelling. Your goal is to carve your own clever path to vengeance.

In Sekiro, you step into the shoes of the "one-armed wolf" protagonist, a disgraced warrior rescued from the brink of death by a mysterious devotee. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you, not even death itself.

Today, Activision announced that the game had crossed 5 million units sold, and it's getting a major features update soon. You can take a look at the announcement below.

Since the release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on March 22, 2019, over 5 million copies of FromSoftware's epic adventure set within a mythical feudal Japan have found its way into the hands of a community that welcomed the challenge of becoming the "one-armed wolf." On October 29, FromSoftware is releasing a free update for all players that will introduce several new features to the game. These include the ability to rematch bosses, tackle boss gauntlets, perform player movement recordings, and more... With this update, you will be able to take part in Reflections of Strength; rematches against any previously defeated boss that can be accessed through any Sculptor's Idol... Sculptor's Idols will also offer the ability to change the wolf's outfits, with three to become available with this update... Two of these outfits are unlocked via Gauntlets, while the third is unlocked just by beating the game once... Whether you are a new player ready to experience Sekiro for the first time or are gearing up to face past challenges once more, expect a brand-new player movement and text recording system that could aid you and your fellow wolves on your journey. Remnants are recordings of what a player does in-game for up to 30 seconds at a time and are available for use after the game's tutorial. After a player records their Remnant – whether it is an epic takedown of an enemy or a flawless demonstration of a tricky movement technique – it can be uploaded along with a written message so that other community members can play it back. Through these Remnants, one could hope that they or others may gain knowledge and further insight to overcome their current obstacle.

Did you play Sekiro? What do you think of the game? Let us know. It's great to see the game being supposed this much after all this time.



Asher Madan

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