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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launching March 22, 2019!


First Public Hands-On with FromSoftware's Highly Anticipated Game at
Gamescom 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector's Edition and Digital Pre-Orders
Begin Today

Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.
officially announces the launch date for the highly-anticipated new game
from FromSoftware. Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice, a
third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements, is planned to
release globally on March 22, 2019. To celebrate, fans attending
Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany will be among the first in the world
to play the game. Additionally, the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Collector's Edition
, which is packed with collectible items,
will be available for pre-order starting today in select markets.
Digital pre-orders
for the game will also kick off starting today in select markets.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector's Edition, which is packed with collectible items, will be a ...

The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector's Edition, which is packed with collectible items, will be available for pre-order starting today in select markets. (Photo: Business Wire)

New gameplay details about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
reveal that the prosthetic tools belonging to the "one-armed wolf"
protagonist can be reconstructed to unlock new actions such as powerful
charge attacks. These attacks allow the player to broaden their approach
to defeat their foes.

At Gamescom 2018, fans will finally be able to experience the unique and
varied features of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and sample
the game's rich sense of tension for the first time including:

  • 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 utilized 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

"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 on March 22, 2019."

The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector's Edition,
available now for pre-order at select retailers, delivers fans the
following collectible items:

  • Full Game
  • 7" Shinobi Statue
  • SteelBook®
  • Collectible Artbook
  • Map
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Replica Game Coins

Developed by FromSoftware, fans will find familiarity in the gritty Sekiro:
Shadows Die Twice
gameplay where combat reigns supreme. Directed
by Hidetaka Miyazaki, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a
single-player game that puts players in the protagonist role of a
hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young
lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. Players will enjoy
combining features, such as vertical traversal, with visceral
head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast world filled with
beautiful vistas, enormous castles, bizarre weaponry, and fearsome

Shadows Die Twice
will launch on PlayStation®4,
PlayStation®4 Pro; PC via Steam and the family of Xbox One devices from
Microsoft, including the Xbox One X. View the official Sekiro:
Shadows Die Twice
trailer here.
For more information, please visit
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on Facebook.

About FromSoftware

Game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. Known for the Armored Core series,
Dark Souls series and Bloodborne amongst other titles. More information
can be found on the official homepage:

About Activision

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producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision
maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, or
by following @Activision.

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statements with respect to the expected events at Gamescom 2019 and the
release dates, features, functionality, and gameplay of Sekiro:
Shadows Die Twice
, including the Collector's Edition, are
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Bloodborne is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Dark
Souls is a trademark of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Sony and Bandai
Namco are not the publisher of SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE. Activision has
no affiliation with Bloodborne or Dark Souls.

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