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: Shadows Die Twice is a major departure in terms of storytelling. Your goal is to carve your own clever path to vengeance.
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, 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.
The game is currently available for Xbox One and PC for $60. There isn't an expansion pass available for the title and it doesn't feature any microtransactions. If you love Dark Souls-like experiences, be sure to check this title out because it's absolutely spectacular!
In our review, we said, "It's definitely harder than Dark Souls, but the sense of satisfaction you feel after defeating powerful titans is a reward in itself. The more you play, the stronger you become." The Xbox One version currently sits at 92 on Metacritic, but may go higher as more reviews come in.
Reclaim your honor
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The beginning of a new franchise
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are 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. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on the perilous quest, not even death itself.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Queued the digital download last night and fell asleep before release, can't wait to get in after happy hour and play this impressive title.
I'm up to the chained ogre but now I've got to go to work, I just want to keep playing.
I'm the original Samurai , no more lies
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