New Game Developed by FromSoftware Introduces Players to a Reimagined
and Deadly Sengoku Period In Japan
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2018--
Your death won’t come easily. Enter the world of late 1500s
Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death
conflict. As tensions rise, a compelling new story unfolds amongst the
chaos. Introducing Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice, a dark and
twisted new gameplay experience developed by the renowned team at
FromSoftware and published* by Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI). Sekiro:
Shadows Die Twice is scheduled for release globally in early
2019 for the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the
Xbox One X; PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro; and PC via Steam.
Pre-orders are available now at select retailers for the suggested
retail price of $59.99. View the official Sekiro: Shadows Die Twicetrailer here.
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Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice, launching early 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC via Steam, is a brand-new, dark and twisted gameplay experience developed by FromSoftware. Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found in the game where combat reigns supreme. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements. The
single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a
hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young
lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. As “Sekiro,” or the
“one-armed wolf,” players will discover the many ways to strategically
approach combat and engage enemies.
“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
has been a very exciting experience for us,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki,
president and game director at FromSoftware. “With Sekiro:
Shadows Die Twicemany 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.”
Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found
in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice where combat reigns supreme.
Players will enjoy combining new features, such as vertical traversal,
with visceral head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast
world filled with beautiful vistas, enormous castles, bizarre weaponry,
and fearsome enemies.
“From Dark Souls to Bloodborne, FromSoftware has established a level of
excellence that stands by itself in our industry, and we are incredibly
honored to work with them in bringing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
to fans worldwide,” said Steve Young, Chief Revenue Officer at
Activision. “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will not only add a
new and exciting genre to Activision’s portfolio, but will also give
players an experience that’s unlike any other FromSoftware game to date.”
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Game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. Known for the Armored Core series,
Dark Souls series and Bloodborne amongst other titles. More information
can be found on the official homepage: http://www.fromsoftware.jp/
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