Yesterday, Dark Souls creators From Software announced their newest game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Set in the late 1500s during Japan’s Warring States era, Sekiro looks to be a twist on the usual Souls formula with more mobility and a greater scope to use the environment to your advantage in combat, thanks to the ninja hero’s trusty grappling hook.
With its hideous oni enemies and Sengoku setting, Sekiro bears a striking resemblance to last year’s Nioh—which seems fitting, considering how heavily Nioh itself was inspired by Dark Souls. Instead of William Adams, though, we’re playing this time as the eponymous one-armed ninja, who’s on a mission to rescue his master and get revenge on his arch enemy.
“Collaborating with Activision on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been a very exciting experience for us,” said Hidetaka Miyazaki, president and game director at FromSoftware. “With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice many FromSoftware team members, including myself, are thrilled to be exploring themes of Sengoku Japan and ninja for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to discover what’s in store for the game.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is due out in early 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For now, enjoy these fresh screenshots from E3: