Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Revealed to be From Software’s Newest Title

It was revealed today during Microsoft’s conference at E3 2018 that From Software’s new game, coming in 2019, will be Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. While many believed originally that this title could in fact be Bloodborne 2 or perhaps a Tenchu game, it is indeed something different. Shadows Die Twice looks to be a mash up of games like Nioh, Ninja Gaiden and perhaps even God of War. [Update] The game is confirmed to be directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, you can find screenshots here.


The game has more of an “Action” feel to it than Dark Souls, and combat looks much much faster paced. Players will use grappling hooks to traverse the landscape, and there is a definitive Samurai vibe. Bosses look to be more human-like than Souls games, however there are some allusions to more demon looking monsters from Japanese folklore. It also appears that your character cannot “die”, as he is revived during the trailer. What explanation they will have for this is anyone’s guess.


Perhaps the most shocking thing about the revelation is that it will be published by Activision. Activision is well known for their Action games, but not particularly their RPGs, and many players are worried there could be micro  transactions. We should learn more soon, as we’re at E3 and will be on the ground floor gaining as much information as we can!

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) sometime in 2019.

Visit the Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Wiki

Excited for FromSoftware content? Check out our Demon’s Souls rumor theories, 10 Changes we Want for the next souls, and our Dark Souls Remastered Review. You might also want to go check out the Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Announcement Trailer.


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22 comments on “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Revealed to be From Software’s Newest Title”

  1. Avatar elohim says:

    I was reading japanesse mythology and found this creature tenome with eyes on it’s hands. This could be potentially in Sekiro.


  2. Avatar elohim says:

    Will Sekiro have Lovecraft elements like old gods?

  3. epide says:

    i wonder what this games sunny D is gonna be.

  4. Avatar ElvesRule says:

    Ok, first, yes, it’s Miyazaki directed.

    Second, it’s single player only. That’s what I read, so all you twinkers can deflate now.

    Third, they wouldn’t announce Bb2 because if that were a thing, Sony will announce it at their presser tonight. If there were one, for sure it would be also VR.

  5. Avatar Sidney_Losstarot says:

    I hope so……that or Demon’s Souls Remastered :00008:

  6. ckmishn says:


    I think the value of the original Bloodborne to Sony was more that it sold systems than the number of games sold (which was a decent, but not spectacular ~3 million last I saw). At the moment selling more PS4s doesn’t mean as much so late in the console cycle and, besides, most people who would buy one for a Bloodborne 2 already own one. Instead, assuming the PS5 comes out in late 2020 I would expect a Bloodborne 2 in 2021 or 2022.

  7. Avatar Sidney_Losstarot says:

    So….i’m disappointed….i was hoping to see Bloodborne 2 on the E3…instead they have created a Nioh clone…..i’m no even that great fan of Samurai so, i guess i won’t even think about buying this game….
    That’s sad….

  8. Avatar Rakuyo says:

    Looks good!

  9. ckmishn says:

    Well, at least there’s one FROMSoftware game not being published by Activision. There’s one being published by Devolver instead.

  10. Avatar brakkaf says:” rel=”nofollow

    That article says it´s directed by him but after dks2 they probably market every game as being directed by myazaki.
    Think it´s odd that this would be his next game after what he´s been saying, but then again most of his interviews had some bullshit or mistranslations in it.(or wishfull thinking)

    Weeeell looks like the weird game is just a differently flavoured soulsgame and not all too weird. Weeeeell……still enough for me to buy it 😉
    Just one more then i´m gonna quit i promise……

    Thought he´d do the vr game cause no one would expect that to live up to souls expectations. If the rumors are true and from is really making a vr game.
    After the interviews i´m wondering if that guy has a serious writers block.

  11. Nunkuruji says:

    Complete with a troll bridge.

    Surprised Kadokawa isn’t just starting to publish the new IP themselves, but perhaps they have a better contract with Activision that was in place before picking up From?

  12. Avatar Lich180 says:

    Hah, I think the main similarity between Nioh and Sekiro is the “feudal Japan” timeframe, and a little of the combat.

    I expect to see the normal Soulsborne combat system and UI, and rather than combo counters and a focus on loot and gear you’ll need skill and patience to take down bosses and events.

    Need to know more before we can really conclude anything, of course. But I’m excited, simply because it’s FromSoft. Hopefully Activision isn’t forcing microtransactions.

  13. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I foresee an upcoming article: How “Sekiro is not a Nioh clone” xD

    Please see Why Nioh is not a Dark Souls clone for reference

  14. Avatar eremHaNeoN says:

    I was wondering if this would be a “Soulslike” as the trailer was going, and then I saw the character opening the large double doors and was like “well ALLLLRIGHT THEN! here we gooooo…”

    Thoughts and ponderings:

    -out of everything shown in the trailer the hookshot had me the most jazzed up. It’s not a new mechanic in games exactly, it’s the go-to Batman device when flying around cities and such after all, but a hookshot in a SouLsLiKe?! Actually I’d be highly interested in seeing how they work this in.

    -it’s a FromSoft title, but is it a Miyazaki title? He’s the company director, I know, but that doesn’t mean he’s there to lead every single project. They have multiple people who work at the company that could be put in charge of any given project.

    -the Nioh comparisons are coming out already (which is funny when Nioh was being compared to the Souls games themselves when it was released). I still haven’t played Nioh, the only thing I know about it that people talk favorably about in particular is its “stance” system for weapons. You choose from three stances giving you different methods of attack with each weapon. DOES anyone think that this game might actually look to Nioh for a bit of guidance or will the similarities end at the setting?

    -Activision. They will be a concern if they overpower any of From’s authority with microtransgression BS – hopefully that won’t be the case. I am concerned that the PC port will have Denuvo though. Though looking at the Wikipedia page for Denuvo for Activision titles I can’t seem to find a single one. I could’ve sworn there was one or more. Am I thinking of someone else?

    -that aside, yeah, so Activision is publishing this, and will be a multi-platform title. So this isn’t one of the “big three” Sony exclusives FromSoft said they were working on. Or is it? I thought they had a three-game contract with Sony. One was an upcoming Armored Core game, right? And the other two are yet unknown. Is that still a thing?

    -what form will the Holy Sword of Moon-shining Greatness take in this game?

  15. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    I’m guessing weapon skins

  16. ckmishn says:

    So they didn’t make a deal with the Devil (EA), but went with Mephistopheles (Activision) instead. I wonder how From is going to work the loot crates into their gameplay.

  17. Avatar Shimeon says:

    The game seems awesome to me. It seems somewhat inspired by Blade of the Immortal, but knowing Miyazaki, I’m sure it’ll turn full on mystical as the game progresses.

  18. Avatar qeter says:

    not too interested. seems more like a traditional action game then a pvp oriented souls like.

  19. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    That looks awesome

  20. Avatar bumpynuks says:

    The problem now is, is there going to be skepticism because of the Publisher on a FS game? I hope not and hopefully FS will have full control and let Activision count their money.

  21. Avatar Valvatorez says:

    Out of all the Publishers out there why has it to be Activision? I really hope they don’t force Microtransactions and/or Lootboxes in the Multiplayer part of the game.

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