When Activision informed me to swing by and see an unannounced sport throughout E3, I didn’t actually know what to assume—however I positively wasn’t anticipating the following From Software program sport. I nonetheless assume it’s an odd match, Activision and a Souls-style sport.

However I’m not complaining.

It’s referred to as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and for those who didn’t see the trailer throughout Microsoft’s press convention you possibly can catch it under.

Give me a hand

Fortunately we additionally received an opportunity to see the sport operating behind closed doorways, although sadly we don’t have any sport footage to point out you at this time. This was strictly a hands-off demo, operating us by way of about 15 to 20 minutes of Sekiro on the PC.

We additionally weren’t given names for any of the characters, which could make this write-up a bit awkward. The antagonist, as an example, was referred to solely as “The Rival” all the time. He has a reputation, From simply isn’t sharing it but. Similar goes for the protagonist, in addition to the “Younger Lord” who you’re charged with guarding.

In any case, the sport is about within the Sengoku interval, in the direction of the top of the 15th century. Your character serves the aforementioned Younger Lord, who From was content material solely to say is a “very particular particular person.” He’s being pursued by enemies as the sport begins, when The Rival (I informed you this would possibly get awkward) cuts off the primary character’s arm—presumably in a duel.

From Software program

Miraculously your character doesn’t die, as an alternative being fitted with the Shinobi Prosthetic the place his left arm used to exist. That is the central conceit of Sekiro, a software that elements into exploration and stealth and fight. The primary feat we’re proven, and one you would possibly’ve caught from the trailer: It may be used as a grappling hook.

This instantly differentiates Sekiro from Darkish Souls and Bloodborne earlier than it. Now not are you earthbound, funneled by way of corridors in your method to a aim. Now you possibly can climb up on prime of homes, or grapple over partitions. And sure, there’s a devoted leap button additionally.

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