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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice |OT| Prepare to 死

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The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
Austin, TX


Developer: From Software
Release Date: March 22nd, 2019
Platforms: PC, XB1, PS4
Price: $59.99 (Standard Edition)

Carve your own clever path to vengeance in an all-new adventure from developer FromSoftware, creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series.

You are the “one-armed wolf”, 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, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself.

Explore late 1500s Sengoku Japan, a brutal period of constant life and death conflict, as you come face to face with larger than life foes in a dark and twisted world. Unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities while you blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head to head combat in a bloody confrontation.

minimum system requirements:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit only).
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-6300.
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7950.

recommended system requirements:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit only).
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 570.

PC Options:
PC performance thread: https://www.resetera.com/threads/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-pc-performance-thread.106743/

Who is directing the game?
Hidetaka Miyazaki

Does Sekiro have multiplayer?
Unlike Bloodborne and the Demon’s/Dark Souls series, Sekiro is a strictly offline single-player experience

Are there invasions in Sekiro?

Can you pause Sekiro while playing?

Is Sekiro an RPG?
No. The game has no stats, no character levels and no classes

Are there multiple endings?

Do you lose your "souls" when you die?
you lose half your XP when you die twice. The lost XP can not be recovered once gone. BUT, there
are ways to affect the percentage of this:

Are there different editions for the game?
There's a collector's edition for the game that's sold out. It's available on Ebay for purchase. There's select
retailers that are selling a steelbook version of the game for the same price as the standard edition. Then
there's the standard edition for the game, which is the only version to purchase digitally on their respective stores

How long is Sekiro?
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=57415 (I imagine this will be updated shortly)

Language Options?
Default language for voices are set to Japanese and subtitles are set depending on your region. You are able to change these from the menu. The list of all supported languages, see below.
Language Support Image

Activision's Involvement?
Activision is publishing the game (excluding Japan & Asia) and also helping From Software in some areas of development. See quote below:
When From first began working on Sekiro, the leadership group didn’t have a particular publisher in mind. The studio was in talks with various companies about the project. “Activision actually showed the most keen interest in the project proposal,” says Yasuhiro Kitao, From Software’s manager of marketing and communications. For its part, Activision was looking to expand outside its usual shooter and platforming wheelhouse, and working with a premiere Japanese developer like From presented the chance to do exactly that. “Sekiro adds something very different and special to our lineup of games,” says Michelle Fonseca, senior product and marketing director at Activision.

They offered to help us with areas that we don’t consider our expertise, such as user testing, offering feedback in regards to usability, things like this,” Kitao says. From sends Activision builds of the game every week, and the latter uses its large user research and quality assurance teams to give From feedback when it comes to onboarding new players. "We’re getting a lot of stimulation from the ideas they give us, Kitao says.

Source: Gameinformer How Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Became An Activision Game

There have been no information released regarding DLC for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Does the game support HDR?

So, is shit gonna get weird?

Sekiro seems to be developing quite the fanart following...

Sekiro Wiki


Essential Combat Tips for Beginners (video)

Sekiro Rot Essence and Dragonrot Guide

inside the creation of Sekiro's soundtrack (gameinformer)

Sekiro pre launch interview

Interview with Miyazaki (gameinfromer)
Why the decision to go with a skill tree system over the stat system?

The idea of a parameter system, a stats-leveling system is that you are catering to different people’s builds. So, you have things that a mage can use, you have things that a strength user can use, you know the greatswords, or these different sorceries, and pyromancies. And this means that not all users have to use everything. They can specialize, or they can focus on their build. The idea of this game and the multifaceted ninja means you have to use everything in your arsenal, everything at your disposal to overcome these challenges.
Related Threads

Sekiro Preview Thread
Sekiro Spoiler Thread
Sekiro E3 Trailer Reveal
Review Thread
PC Performance Thread


IGN 9.5/10
Sekiro evolves From Software’s formula into a stylish stealth-action adventure that, naturally, emphasizes precision and skill in its combat. It walks the line between deliberate and patient stealth and breakneck melee combat against threats both earthly and otherworldly. Its imaginative and flexible tools support a more focused experience that shaves down some of From Software’s overly cryptic sensibilities without losing its air of mystery. Sekiro is an amazing new twist on a familiar set of ideas that can stand on its own alongside its predecessors.
Gameinformer 9/10
It’s a challenging journey through a weird and wondrous world that forces you to learn and master its punishing combat to succeed. However, the sweet thrill of victory keeps you pushing forward despite myriad disheartening deaths. Sekiro is one of the most difficult games I have ever played, but for those seeking adventure, exploration, and a truly realized ninja fantasy, the trek is worth the high demands.
Hardcore Gamer 8/10
Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous Japanese aesthetic, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice combines what makes a From Software title special into an excellent, solid package that fans are going to love. Death may be a constant in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but it’s worth getting up each time.



special thanks: To Much for the glorious gif, to Codosbuya for the title suggestion
a very special thanks to Masagiwa for the help with the OT. couldn't have done it without ya
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Oct 25, 2017
So it begins...

I can't handle the game being leaked here in Germany and not being able to play it right now, haha. Nice work OP! I hoped this would be the thread title. :D


Oct 25, 2017
Great OT! Really looking forward to delving deep into this game, especially since I'm on a pretty good blackout in terms of media.


Feb 24, 2018
Freaking stunning OT, janusff! Cannot wait for this game, and what an OT for it. :P

I can't wait for the sheer mystery that From games always hold. It's something special.

As always I'll be posting gifs for this game here too. :)
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Oct 27, 2017
I would spoil myself but I can’t find a link. It’s for the best I suppose lol first game going in “blind”


Oct 29, 2017
Great OT! I haven’t been excited about a game like this since DS3!

Be careful everyone because some people are already streaming the game.


Oct 27, 2017
Great OT! So damn excited! Still need that X vs Pro impression.

Took the day off on Friday! Seeing Us Thursday night and then jumping into this when it unlocks


Oct 25, 2017
I sucketh at these games but enjoy watching people who are good at them play so hoping Happy Hobbit plays the game.


Oct 25, 2017
Getting suckered into another one of these and I don't know why I don't even like Dark Souls and Bloodborne kicked my fucking ass.


Oct 26, 2017
Really nice OT.

I've managed to avoid most information about the game so I'm looking forward to going into this blind since that's never been the case with the Souls games.

Bad Vibes Dio

The Fallen
Apr 13, 2018
Amazing OT.

Please give us supreme suffering Miyazaki, I want to see rage fill this OT and Souls Reddit.


Jan 25, 2019
What a beautiful OT god dammit! Thank you to everyone who worked on it. I am hyped beyond my regular hype and I’m not even a SoulsBorne fan. Preloaded and ready now bring on Friday! Being on a media blackout might be the greatest thing I did recently


User Requested Ban
Dec 29, 2017
I said I wasn't going to buy this. But as Amazon have a fiver off today and had a little left on a gift card I thought fuck it! Think I will be 'working from home' on Friday.


Oct 27, 2017
Awesome OT! Bring on Friday! I'm ready for another one of Miyazaki's wild rides.


Oct 25, 2017
I’ve been LTTP for every From game since Demon’s Souls. So excited to finally play one from day one and discover its secret and twists fresh.
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