Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice released its launch trailer today, a two-and-a-half minute deep dive into the game's beautiful environmental design and breath-taking combat visuals. The trailer also unveiled a lot of previously unknown information, including new looks at bosses, abilities, and more.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest effort from famed studio FromSoftware, a company best known for the Souls games and their spiritually adjacent cousin Bloodborne. Sekiro is certainly one of the most heavily anticipated 2019 releases, and with good reason. There's very little in the way of negatives to be said about the game, with hands-on impressions singing the game's praises while trailers leave fans in desperate need of someone to talk to about a sudden fear of snakes.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's official launch trailer, which was released on the game's YouTube channel earlier today, is more of what fans have come to expect from the game. The trailer details multiple areas of the game world, and each of them is as visually stunning as the last. There are also some glimpses of gameplay that are equally tantalizing, showcasing the deep combat that FromSoftware has become famous for. Here's a look at the full trailer, but be warned - it's also pretty heavy on spoilers, at the very least revealing a lot of new information and enemy design that hasn't been available previously:
For a company that has made its name on obscuring upcoming boss battles during gameplay, FromSoftware sure has no problem exposing them to the light when it comes to trailers. Sekiro's trailer almost immediately shows off a brand new boss fight, and doesn't stop there, spoiling additional ones as the video progresses. There are also looks at a few newer abilities that haven't been shown or displayed in detail, too. The trailer wraps with a slick sequence of combat maneuvers and execution-style finishers, putting an exclamation point on a statement that FromSoftware has made loudly and with little concern over keeping any cards close to its chest.
Of course, there's a good reason for trailers like these. Part of the selling point of FromSoftware games is the developer's uncanny ability to create memorable, challenging bosses. Naturally fans are going to want to see what Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is offering in that department, and hooking them now with glimpses at some truly wonderful design will pay dividends come launch day. Still, for a gorgeous trailer that is yet another convincing argument for purchasing Sekiro when it releases, there's definitely a lot of information that fans looking to play through the game with as little knowledge as possible are going to want to avoid as best they can for the next week or so.
Source: Sekiro Official YouTube Channel