Just prior to the start of Gamescom 2018, Activision announced the official release date and a new edition for From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The Collector’s Edition of Sekiro will release alongside the normal version on March 22, 2019.
“We can’t wait for fans to finally get their hands on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” said Steve Young, chief revenue officer at Activision. “Fans will get a taste of the multiple tools available for the prosthetic shinobi arm this week at Gamescom, and will be able to fully dive into the brutal, dark world of 1500s Sengoku Japan when the game launches [this March].”
Sekiro’s Collector’s Edition includes the full game contained in a steelbook case, as well as a 7″ shinobi statue, art book, physical map, digital soundtrack, and replica game coins. It is now available for pre-order.
Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki–who previously oversaw Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Dark Souls 3–Sekiro is a third-person, action-adventure RPG that borrows many of its mechanics from the Soulsborne games. Sekiro adds a few new features to the fan-favorite formula, the most notable of which is the ability to die twice by quickly resurrecting from a hasty death. Sword combat has also received a few changes by incorporating both Prosthetic Tools, such as the Grappling Hook, and special Sword Arts to supplement regular attacks.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.