The ESRB has now rated From Software’s newest game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The details show us more on what the full game will have when it’s out next year.
As you might know already, From Software is the developer for the very hard Dark Souls video games and this new game will also be very challenging. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been rated M for mature players over the age of 17. The content descriptors say the following: Blood and Gore, Violence.
The rating summary says: “This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a disgraced shinobi on a quest to rescue his kidnapped lord in ancient Japan. Players use swords and a prosthetic arm to battle members of an enemy clan and supernatural demons in frenetic combat. Large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are killed; some attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a man impaled through the chest with a sword; a child stabbed with a sword off screen.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22nd, 2019 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. You can read an overview of the game posted below as revealed in a press release.
- Sword Combat: The core combat in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is measured by an intense clash of steel. Players will take command of special Sword Arts to supplement their regular attacks, and tear down enemy defenses before sealing the final blow.
- Shinobi Prosthetic: Players can equip and switch between a variety of unique Prosthetic Tools to find the weakness of a formidable enemy. Additionally, tools such as the Grappling Hook can be utilised to bring an extra dimension to exploration and traversal throughout the world of the game.
- Resurrection: Used as an opportunity for a tactical retreat or to deceive an enemy and go on the counter-offensive, this new combat strategy allows players to resurrect on the spot, even after a hasty death.