Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Rolls Over 10 Million Copies To Date

A triumph for the one-armed Wolf.

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  • FromSoftware needs no introduction in the day and age of the gaming industry we live in today, having produced the “Soulslike” genre on its own, thereby inspiring myriad other developers and studios to follow through. 
  • One of the best works of FromSoft — Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — traces its release back to 2019 when the title was launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • The developers have just made it official that Sekiro has sold more than 10 million units globally, thereby signaling its commercial success. 
  • Having read the news, fans are desperately asking FromSoftware for a Sekiro sequel or at least DLC that expands on the mainline story. 

FromSoftware truly took it to new heights back when it dropped Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, introducing the literal cutting-edge deflect mechanic that not only made the Soulslike genre a little easier to tackle but offered a highly satisfying gameplay experience in its wake as well. In recent times, the developer has taken to Twitter to announce that one of its best works has sold more than 10 million units—rightfully so. 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was first announced in 2018 during E3, and was eventually released a year later on March 22, 2019. The game features a single mainline story campaign, with no DLC expansions or anything of the like, much to the melancholy of the Soulslike’s sizable fan base. In Sekiro, you play as Wolf, a highly skilled shinobi who is tasked to protect Kuro, the Divine Heir of Ashina, who seems to be constantly in danger no thanks to his mysterious bloodline. 

Isshin, the Final Boss in Sekiro
Isshin, the Final Boss in Sekiro

Following the breaking out of the news in question, fans have taken the opportunity to ask FromSoftware for a Sekiro sequel. Honestly, it would be a shame to see a game comprising this level of design principles not be followed up by something worthwhile. One Redditor says, “The moment this game’s combat clicked it became my favorite game ever. Literally just for that feeling of that moment, I’d recommend it.” 

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In other news, though, both Sekiro and Ghost of Tsushima — a top-of-the-line PlayStation exclusivecould be getting treated to their own anime adaptations. A known industry insider put out a tweet back in May, thereby outing the rumor for the public audience and saying that a Japanese studio is working the case. Since the information isn’t officially confirmed, do take it with a grain of salt

Oh, and in case you missed it, a new Sekiro mod brings in Malenia, the Blade of Miqeulla, who is arguably the toughest boss in the entirety of Elden Ring, straight to Ashina for Sekiro to hassle with. Sadly, the mod isn’t available to download for users at the moment, but you can watch the one-armed wolf go up against the Rot Goddess in the footage ahead. The modder even puts the famous Mikiri counter to good use.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on March 22, 2019, becoming a fan-favorite on launch not soon afterward. No DLC for the game has been released to date. 

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