Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be a challenging experience and players can expect to die pretty often while playing the game. At least that is what FromSoftware would have you believe. FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki talked about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
The intention is the player will die a lot. That is because of the concept of the ninja protagonist at its core; as a ninja, you’re a little less equipped than the average samurai or knight, you’re always at death’s door. We want every battle to feel intense – we want players to feel that risk and trepidation associated with battle and fighting toe to toe with these enemies. And in order to do that, the player has to die a lot. But when they die and respawn and die again, and then retry, that doesn’t feel good. So, we needed something to address that, and that became the resurrection system.
We got a look at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at E3 2018 and in case you missed it you can check out the trailer below:
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is going to be a hard game indeed but the developers are not new to making challenging games and I am sure that the fans are hyped about the challenge that awaits for them. Hidetaka Miyazaki further went on to mention the following:
We feel that as we integrated that and experimented with it, it became a part of the Shinobi protagonist’s character. It linked in nicely with that ninja ‘anything goes’ concept in that he can even use his own death as a strategic element in battle. One thing we want everyone to understand is we don’t intend to make the game easier as a result or make the challenge any less effective. This was not created in order to make the player feel numb to death or make the player unafraid of death. We want them to still have ‘the stench of death’ present in every single encounter, if you will, so this is something that will be tuned and tweaked as we go forward.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is expected to come out in 2019. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the game.