Activision announces release date for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The game will also be playable at this year's Gamescom.

Today, Activision announced the official release date for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Developed by FromSoftware (Dark Souls trilogy), Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set to release on March 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Speaking on the confirmed release date, chief revenue officer at Activision, Steve Young, stated:

“We can’t wait for fans to finally get their hands on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. 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 in to the brutal, dark world of 1500s Sengoku Japan when the game launches [this March].”

Not only is the game being developed by FromSoftware, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice boasts a talented director in the form of Hidetaka Miyazaki. Originally announced at E3 2018 during Sony’s press conference, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is described as a third-person, action-adventure RPG.

In the game, players take on the role of a protagonist called the “one-armed wolf” as he seeks revenge on a lifelong enemy in Sengoku-era Japan. One thing players might’ve noticed in the trailer is the main character’s unique looking prosthetic arm. According to gameplay information, players can swap prosthetics for the “one-armed wolf” in order to customize attacks.

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There’s also a special move called “Resurrect” that lets players “die twice” by quickly recovering after death. In addition to the game’s release date of March 22, 2019, Activision announced a Collector’s Edition for the game. The Collector’s Edition of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes in a steelbook case and includes a map, artbook, soundtrack, replica game coins, and a 7” shinobi statue.

For those attending Gamescom this year, Activision confirmed that a playable build of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available to check out. For more on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, be sure to check out our feature that contains everything we currently know about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on March 22, 2019.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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