Showing posts with label From Software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label From Software. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




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Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Official launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice showcases a journey to restore honor and take revenge of the one-armed Wolf.

As we are slowly marching towards the launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, our excitement only grows for the game each passing day.

Curious players waiting for the heavily anticipated upcoming action-adventure are not getting any early reviews for a decision made by the publisher. However, you can always take a last-minute good look at the game through launch trailer.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

RELATED: Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Witness the one-armed Wolf out on his quest for revenge in the new official launch trailer of Sekiro, courtesy of From Software.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

The trailer opens up with new and unforeseen footage from the game where a wooden structure of some sorts is completely destroyed by a giant, raging bull that has a fiery log for horns as it approaches our ninja protagonist.

He parried an attack with his sword, jumped back even and when it still rushed towards him aggressively, the shinobi displays a new ability of vanishing in thin air and then reappearing on his position again, ready to strike again with a fire-attack.

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Then it cut backs to a prior time when he and his master, the Owl were in a conversation regarding the latter handing his apprentice a task of protecting a young boy of great importance and failure is not a choice.

Unfortunately, Sekiro gets a prosthetic after losing his arm in ensuing fight before that boy is taken. So, he declares war against Ashina clan and unleashes his deadly warrior spirit upon them to seek revenge and fulfill his mission.

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Going face-to-face with deadly enemies, hostile lands and gruesome boss-battles, a world of pain and suffering unveils ahead of the Wolf. Luckily, he came prepared by arming himself with powerful tools and awesome ninja abilities.

Fans of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls series may not find familiar aspects of those titles in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but regardless of much RPG elements, it still is a great action game with an intriguing back-story shrouded in mystery.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Publisher Activision is not sending out early review copies for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice before until it releases worldwide.

Upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision is only a few weeks away from releasing worldwide on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, unlike many other AAA-titles in the market, reviewer will not get a chance to have their early take on the game, because the publisher will not be sending out early copies for review before the game sees release.

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Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

News came in first from video game reviewer Skill Up from YouTube, who Tweeted saying Activision will not send out early review codes until the game releases.



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Usually, when a publisher doesn't want to send out review copies early before official release of a game, the quality of the game becomes a matter of concern. However, we can rest assured considering From Software is behind development wheels for the game.

Skill Up also vouched up in this matter saying, the developers are definitely worthy of our benefit of the doubt about quality given their early track records with fan-favorite games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls trilogy in the past.

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Following a press event in London, the publisher actually confirmed to several parties that they are not giving away pre-release review codes anytime before launch and people have to wait until Sekiro finally releases within weeks.

Whatever early gameplay demo they released so far, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks a solid title with stunning visuals. Activision is most likely has done this to prevent players from getting any spoilers in advance and not because they doesn't have faith in the product.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

As the launch date draws near, developer From Software released a story trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Following their critical and commercial success on Bloodborne and games from Dark Souls series, Japanese game developer From Software has returned with their newest release from publisher Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Listed as one of our most anticipated video game of 2019, the upcoming action-adventure title has managed to raise enough curiosity among players but all it lacked so far is a backstory of the protagonist and oh Lawd, it is comin' this way.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

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Witness how the one-armed wolf started his journey in late 1500's Sengoku Japan as he eventually becomes a shinobi.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

In a vague way, the trailer opens up to a brutal period of Japan that was an era of bloody conflicts after the fall of their feudal system. It slightly sheds light on the origin of protagonist Wolf but still left many details covering in obscurity.

When the Owl found the boy amidst pile of corpses that was littered with blood and held his sword at him, the lad fearlessly grabbed the tip of it. Impressed by the fearless gesture of that stray, he took in his new apprentice who would later become a powerful ninja.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be launching on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game does not have a multiplayer mode, single player campaign introduce a new level of challenge while gameplay mesh of parkour and stealth mechanics keeps it intriguing.

Not stepping too far from their previous releases, From Software has included acclaimed combat systems from the aforementioned video games into Sekiro. Boss battles you will get into are much more different than previous games as well.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire System Revealed

Early builds of Dark Souls 3 to include secret bonfire system and PvP invasion mechanics by developer From Software.

The third entry in the Dark Souls series from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, Dark Souls III came out in early 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but still houses many unraveled mysteries for players to discover today.

Recently, a YouTuber named Lance McDonald has discovered a hidden multiplayer content that has been left within the game without completing and never revealing to the masses. Some of these were part of the original leak from the game before it was released. Sounds interesting, right?

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Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire Revealed

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Following is a video that McDonald has uploaded lately where he shows his findings step by step in playthrough.




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An early leak before the launch of the game suggested that From Software was about to introduce a new mechanic where players could sacrifice enemies in a form of ritual, which will let them invade other players' game and even attack them.

The game's first downloadable content, Ashes of Ariandel had a dedicated PvP arena for players to duke it out but looks like, the developers originally intended to mix things up a little bit for player invasions with the new sacrifice mechanic.

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Somehow, that gameplay system didn't end up getting included in the final version of Dark Souls III but McDonald has managed to dig up details on how it would have been. There is an unfinished Cult Death system for letting players drag down few Hollow NPCs to turn on cult bonfires.

While these portable bonfires would have allowed players to level up or reverse hollowing, there is another type of bonfire that can be created using Ceremony Swords and upon plunging it into an enemy corpse, it would lead to a cut-scene animation.

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This ceremony was meant to trigger an eclipse that would let them to invade other players in darkened worlds to engage in PvP battles. Since they opted out from this at the last moment, the function doesn't work properly and player character is stuck there.

Whatever reasons From Software had for not including this into the final version of Dark Souls III, it could've been such a great fun. Who knows what else content have they scrapped ahead of launch like this alpha multiplayer system and hidden ceremonies?

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Take a look at the extended gameplay and boss battle of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Tokyo Game Show 2018.

From the very moment upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is revealed on the E3 2018 press conference, both developer From Software and publisher Activision knew that they got everyone hooked.

Through previous video footage, we had brief glances at in-game moments from the game where the shinobi warrior displayed his feats and fighting abilities against enemy, we never really had some continued gameplay that would at least lead to something.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

Keeping that in mind, creators of the game have offered a first look at extended gameplay that leads the protagonist to Corrupted Monk and engaged in a boss-battle, straight out of TGS 2018.




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Courtesy of PlayStation Underground, the video focuses on a chapter from a journey for vengeance that the one-armed wolf has taken. It begins on a hilly area and Sekiro lands his first kill by stabbing an enemy on his throat that leads to a blood squirting.

He then jumps up from one location to another using his grappling hook before delivering a kill-shot to another enemy. Then came a mid-boss named Samurai General, who is strong, skilled and very patient to drop his blow in time.

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The game actually rewards the player for being aggressive in a fight but you have to be tricky about dodging into enemy attacks to hit them rather than running away from them and perfecting that feat may take time for some.

After finishing a few more weak enemies he takes a stealthy road to another angry adversary who is waiting to be unhinged and refills his healing bar by checking to a Sculpture's Idol. This crazy brute goes down with more stabbing and flame attacks as he is weak to fire.

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Where The Snake Rest

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

Next up on his list is to reach to a castle on the other side of the rock but due to the bridge being broken, he had to take sideways. A monstrous white snake comes out making mountains rumble and hiding into a nearby cave was the best option at the moment.

Sliding through a trapdoor, the shinobi reaches to another checkpoint before confronting the Corrupted Monk boss. She is a tough cookie and this is where the death and resurrection mechanics come to play, which you can see for yourself.

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Corrupted Monk Boss Battle

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Scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for the game is already open now for both standard and collector's edition.

Although the game isn't as hard as hell like the Dark Souls series or turn out extremely punishing like Bloodborne but is surely doesn't shy away from some violent bloodbath either. In fact, it meshes so well with the gameplay mechanics that none of that will feel unnatural.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailer showcases brutal aerial combat and gameplay before Tokyo Game Show 2018.

First developer From Software made people believe that they are working on a new Dark Souls project, then before they unveiled their upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at E3 2018 press conference, some even predicted of a sequel for Bloodborne.

Tokyo Game Show is still not here yet but ahead of more than a week; a new trailer for the game is dropped today, which is mostly focused on gameplay while an ongoing narration is going on in the background.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

Below is the brand-new TGS trailer of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice released earlier by From Software and Activision.




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The clip opens up with a village engulfed in flame while it is raining at night and nearby, we see the bloodied, fallen body of the hero and then we are quickly taken to the action-packed segment for more gore moments.

Combat system of the game remains the main focal point of the full video and it only reflects on how quick and deadly the shinobi protagonist actually is. How he cunningly employs stealth when needed and shots his grappling hook for movement is a true spectacle.

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He doesn't hesitate to mercilessly cut through his enemies like dogs and each of his blows draw rush of blood you have seen before in Kill Bill movie. It also appears that the sword he wields has some magic within it as some of his enemies are seen turning into red cloudy dust upon being hit by it.

Then again, his samurai opponents from the Ashina clan are quite formidable if you look at their appearance or powers at their disposal and have some intimidating boss characters as well.

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Brutal Combat System

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Although it was near impossible to understand any meaning to those background recitations in Japanese without any subtitles, the shinobi made his intentions quite obvious with his deeds. Currently, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is scheduled to launch on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since we already got trailer ahead of TGS 2018, chances are we will witness more of the ninja warrior in impressive gameplay footage or perhaps a new story trailer may get released.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

Sony's game-streaming service PlayStation Now library adds Bloodborne, God Eater: Resurrection and Project Cars.

Featuring a vast library of more than 650 video games from PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms, Sony Entertainment's cloud gaming service PlayStation Now returns with new and exciting titles added to their list.

This month, acclaimed action RPG Bloodborne from creator studio of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, From Software joins the catalogue with other fan-favorite games like, fantasy role-playing game The Dwarves and action RPG God Eater: Resurrection.

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PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

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The plot of Bloodborne revolves around the Gothic city of Yharnam, where the inhabitants are plagued with a disease that transformed them into monstrous creatures and beasts. The player character, the Hunter finds himself amidst this mindless chaos and embarks a night of hunt on the streets.

Although the gameplay is focused on fast-paced combat system, you are best advised to not engage large horde of enemies at once or not you will end up regretting almost immediately.

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Before entering into the nightmarish city again, we offer you to take a look into the official TV commercial released for the game once again.




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Until September 25, there is a summer price promotion going on for a full month of service at $9.99 only and the offer is only for new customers. Or you can just get it for a whole year by spending only $99.99 in this special intro offer.

Being a PlayStation Plus subscriber can also earn you an exclusive discount on PlayStation Now 3-month pass for only $29.99, whereas the regular price is $44.99. Also, current PS Now members can now share access to other friends on a PS4 system.

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Batman: Arkham Origins, Fallout: New Vegas, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mafia II, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, Red Dead Redemption, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, The Last of Us and WWE 2K16 were the most popular PlayStation Now games in August.

Doki-Doki Universe and Sound Shapes received an upgrade to PS4 version from PS3 as well. Racing games, Moto Racer 4 from developer studio Anuman and Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios have made it to the new games list.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in August 2018

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There is a 7-day free trial to experience the PlayStation Now streaming service on PS4 and PC, which will grant you an access to loads of games on demand where new games are added every other month.

However, this is only valid for standard monthly subscription and to enjoy the $9.99 monthly offer, you need to make a direct purchase. Using your PS Plus cloud saves from your console, you can get on board with any games you want without even downloading it at all.