Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Looks Brutal

Above: Official Sekiro Launch Trailer

Activision invited us along to go hands-on with its upcoming game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it, so they sent through this gameplay video instead.

The nearly 20-minute long video gives a good look at the game’s combat system and several of the enemy types. Most impressively, it reveals the Great Serpent, a giant snake enemy that puts that Anaconda film to shame.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes from FromSoftware, the Japanese developer behind the punishing Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. Sekiro is expected to offer similar gameplay, retooled and reskinned under a 15th-century Japanese setting. You can see the gameplay below.

Here’s the official pitch:

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 hardhearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis.

Set in the reimagined world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death conflict. In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf,” a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. In the game, players come face-to-face with larger than life foes; unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities to blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head-to-head combat in a bloody confrontation.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks promising, and we can’t wait to finally go hands-on with the game when it launches March 22 for PC, PS4 and XB1.

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