Hell to Pay 3: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

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Shadows may Die Twice, but I’ll die quite a lot more playing this and be totally happy with that.

Confession: I’m notably terrible at FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls games and Bloodborne, but I keep playing them all because of my overall love for the developer’s work and generally very solid lineup since the King’s Field days and the fact that they make some really damn fine games that have been varied, fun to play and challenging. I fully expect to be even more terrible at their new game, Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice, set for a PC, PS4 and Xbox One release on March 22, 2019.

This trailer is, to put it mildly, absolutely magnificent:

Granted, it’s a given that Activision and From have a guaranteed evergreen hit here that’s a gorgeous reminder the dev cut its teeth on some superb single player experiences way back in the 32-bit era. But this game also makes me wish someone would nudge the developer to get to work on Otogi and Otogi 2 remakes or remasters, as those were two very well-made original Xbox titles that deserve a new life on current-gen hardware or hardware yet to come. We shall see, of course, but hey – if we’re also getting Metal Wolf Chaos XD this year from Devolver Digital, anything is somewhat possible in the future.Micro

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Hey, pal… got a light?

-GW

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4 thoughts on “Hell to Pay 3: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

  1. I’ve been really excited for the release of Sekiro! But then I noticed it keeps getting compared to Dark Souls… now I’m excited and Scared.
    I only played one Dark Souls and I only got as far as the Giant Wolf with the Sword.
    I don’t know if I’m cut out for Sekiro 🙂

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    • Heh, the bright side is it’s single player, so that means no one to jump in and kill you while you’re trying to survive a normal encounter. I think Metal Wolf Chaos XD will be “easier” to some extent (I have the import Xbox original here), but we shall see if that one’s been changed to be more of a hardcore experience.

      Off-topic: Say, did you pre-order a copy of Vixen 357 from Super Fighter Team yet? I just had to, thanks to having the import and liking what I played of it a few years back.

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      • I haven’t pre-ordered Vixen 357 yet. This will sound crazy but I’m kind of on the fence because of the new cardboard boxes that Super Fighter Team uses.
        I’d like to see the finished product before I order.

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      • Oh, I can understand that 100% – I’ll likely get mine and store the cart and manual in a separate case, as I never liked the cardboard cases even when Sega went that route.

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