From Software took gamers by surprise at E3 2018 with its new "samurai souls" game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, kicking off a new wave of hype from fans worldwide. The devs say that Sekiro will be more vertical based and focuses strongly on agility over the traditional roll-and-dodge approach in Dark Souls, but that same tough-as-nails difficulty will be intact. "They're going to get that really high level challenge that's probably even more challenging than previous From games," said From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Although Activision will publish the game, it'll pop up on Steam versus the Battle.net storefront (Activision typically only sells its wholly-owned IPs on the platform). With a March 2019 launch the game will be a part of Activision-Blizzard's Calendar 2019 timeline, and if things go well, we could see even more From Software-Activision team-ups in the future.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launches on March 22, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 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.
Take Revenge. Restore your honor. Kill Ingeniously.