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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mod Adds Easy Mode

Months after release, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice eventually gets an apparent easy mode, thanks to latest mod.

When developer From Software launched action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One teaming up with publisher Activision in early 2019, it received immense praise aside from criticism for extreme difficulty.

Though majority of players and hardcore gamers have embraced it, mainstream critics and game journalists were asking for an easy mode. Their prayers have finally been answered as a new mod has arrived to add an easy mode.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mod Adds Easy Mode

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Currently available at Nexus Mods, Sekiro The Easy mod will not completely make the game easy but help people make more progress. Without altering enemy behavior or positions, it makes some simple changes to lower game difficulty.

It provides attack buffs to protagonist one-armed Wolf and thus, helps taking down enemies quicker. Players are also given infinite amount of in-game currency Spirit Emblem to access abilities and weapons while removing fall damage.

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Item drop rates and buff duration for weapons are increased along with timer of Puppeteer Ninjutsu technique to backstab opponents. There are other mods to balance out some features but Sekiro The Easy packs a couple of them into one.

Newcomers who are on the verge of giving up trying to get killed over and over again in Sekiro can at least try out this mod and receive significant perks to at least get a hold of things since the mod addresses more than a single issue.

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Players would still have to learn how to overcome every in-game challenges and tackle enemies since it doesn't affect any of their intelligence but offers you a better fighting chance against odds that seemed to be unconquerable until now.

It has only been months that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice came out and From Software is already in full swing with their upcoming project Elden Ring, which have Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki on board with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elden Ring Announced

Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, fantasy action RPG game Elden Ring is announced by From Software at E3 2019.

Long after a rumor of an epic collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin spread out, their upcoming project Elden Ring has finally been announced at Xbox E3 2019 briefing.

This much hyped action role-playing game by developer From Software is seemingly to become a spiritual successor to Dark Souls. Recently, a brand-new trailer launches portraying similar dark and ominous tones of their past games.

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Elden Ring Announced

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A cinematic teaser of a very mysterious plotline for the game only gives away shade of another fantasy saga.




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The trailer opens up showing an unknown figure who is presumably a divine blacksmith of some sort and repeatedly hitting a shiny object with a hammer like tool. With each impact, his body is cracked a little more and he collapses after a final blow.

A person wearing a crown holds up a severed arm of another by partially wearing it and six creepy looking hands approaches from darkness. They slowly proceed to uplift the bearer to light when the severed arm suddenly moves.

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A red-haired female warrior prepares for an oncoming battle by attaching a prosthetic arm. We then see a knight in armor swiftly stabs a hulking enemy with a spear, which led to sky turning fiery red and the defeated opponent set ablaze in flames.

While these events all run in parallel, legend of Elden Ring is described by an unseen narrator as an artifact of unimaginable power that could command stars and beyond but now, someone or something has unleashed an unthinkable disaster by breaking it.

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Early leaks and rumors had it that creators have taken some inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology during its build up. Players are supposed to roam from different kingdoms to take out their ruler in quest of acquiring their power.

Opening shots of a cut off arm could be some form of ritual and a battle scene with red sky may be from aspects of confronting those monarch figures. Although confirmed to be an open-world game, there would be significant focus on RPG elements.

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Expressing his excitement of working with creator of Dark Souls and From Software studio, George R.R. Martin stated the following.

Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.

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Hidetaka Miyazaki will be serving as game director and he revealed that development for the game started as soon as they were done with DLC expansions for Dark Souls III, meaning development is ongoing for past two years.

Elden Ring is currently set to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and though no official release date has been confirmed by developer From Software or publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment just yet, it may arrive sometime in early 2020.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

A modder has come up with an enemy control feature hack that would allow you to play as enemies in Bloodborne.

Although modding is a fairly familiar concept to players on PC platform, sometime skilled modders find a way to hack into games on consoles and one such event has happened recently with 2015 PlayStation 4-exclusive title Bloodborne.

An Australian modder named Lance McDonald has hacked into the code of From Software game to find a backdoor that would allow him to take control over beastly creatures roaming in Yharnam to learn its behind-the-scene secrets.

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Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

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McDonald previously hacked into action RPG game Dark Souls III to unearth secrets like an early version of Consumed King, Oceiros holding his young boy Ocelotte during a fight and more that were eventually cut off from final release.

His latest mod will let player take over any enemy or even bosses just by locking on to them, thus enabling you to wander around your surroundings and having a completely different perspective of how those creatures work.

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In his first Tweet, McDonald displays how he swapped control of an enemy with The Hunter to practically test it out.



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Developers have deactivated such options before shipping their finished product but he used these functions from debug menu and though they were originally built for testing controls, it is fun to see them work in real-time.

However, one may never actually finish the entire Bloodborne game using his enemy control feature since they are unable to climb ladders or even hurt other monsters ad going too far away from player would cause them to despawn.

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He showed more usage of a debugging feature he found within in a follow-up Tweet to access more in-game enemies.



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With a plan to test out this interesting feature in other From Software games, McDonald added enemy control into action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then shared a video clip of his successful progress on Twitter as well.



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Instead of simply locking onto an enemy to immediately taking control of them, McDonald decided to come up with a special button combination that would require for players to press when they wished to control them and that is hard.

This perhaps is one of his most recent works but Lance McDonald has been working on mods for several From Software titles that he shares on his YouTube channel on a regular basis and enabling other content creators to work with those.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin rumored to be in collaboration with From Software for a Souls-like game.

You can easily tell that after launching Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software is already up to their next project. Reports say that two unannounced projects are currently at works other than Dark Souls: Remastered and Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Also, now that HBO's fantasy drama TV show Game of Thrones series finale is aired, what would author George R. R. Martin be doing next? Could he get involved in collaboration with the popular Japanese studio for a brand-new video game?

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George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

REVEALED: Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

According to a recent Blog post, aside from writing the final two books of Game of Thrones and busy being a producer to five other TV shows, Martin recently has consulted on a video game out of Japan, possibly teasing an early rumor.

Although he is well versed in great world-building elements like dark storytelling and creating fictional kingdoms with dragons in it, it is highly unlikely for next From Software game to be another sequel to Souls franchise.

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In an interview from 2016, Dark Souls series director and From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that there are no plans for a sequel and even if there was one, it would take at least 5 years for them to start developing it.

Reports also say that, this upcoming IP has been in development for nearly three years now and is being referred as "GR". It is likely to be an open-world game that has features like horse riding and would be published by Bandai Namco.

REVEALED: Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

Could it be Bloodborne 2 or maybe a sequel to Sekiro? The latter has enough potential to carry out its legacy by itself. Or maybe studio stuffs are calling it "GR" by taking first two initials from Martin's name because of his involvement?

Given how Sekiro got a full title reveal at E3 2018 before releasing earlier this year, we probably can expect a reveal for this upcoming project at E3 2019 press conference on June 9, which is only a few weeks away from now.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

There are people crying for an easy mode in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then there is Limitlessquad, who owns it.

Games developed by From Software have an inherited trait of being difficult than any other titles out there and their recent action-adventure release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no different if not a new staple on that line.

Ever since the game has come out on March 22, people who casually play video games couldn't seem to go ahead much further and kept complaining that it is even harder than Dark Souls III but then comes a player with disabilities, who proves them wrong.

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Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

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Outcry of a casual crowd in gaming community for adding an easy mode to Sekiro has been there since the game dropped and reached on a new level where they started claiming that people with disabilities are having a hard time playing it.

Then there comes a quadriplegic gamer who takes an issue with that claim and showed everyone by playing the game and defeating notorious boss Corrupted Monk to show everyone that players with limitations can adapt and conquer it too.

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Below is a video of YouTube gamer Limitlessquad with physical disabilities, showcasing his skills in Sekiro via a boss-fight.




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Of course he faces an extra layer of difficulties than most but his gameplay straight out proves that a simple easy mode band aid that ruins the core experience of the game is no actual solution rather than actually needing to "Git Gud".

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a latest game by From Software and Activision that is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone. Despite being punishingly difficult at times, it is designed to build up determination and perseverance within players.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

One YouTube gamer horheristo takes down all bosses of Sekiro in NG+2 with an aggressive play and by taking no-hit.

With their newest action-adventure release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software has defied every rule they taught players throughout their infamous Souls series but managed to set a new high with a defined gameplay.

Although some people are having a hard time getting past first few bosses and desperately begging for an easy mode, many have already beaten the game. Some even found their way with dreaded boss enemies like it is a walk in the park for them.

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Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

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Other than taking one single blow at the beginning of his journey that is essential for him becoming Sekiro (One-armed Wolf), he takes no other hit gameplay-wise and unleashes barrage of attacks on his unfortunate enemies by adapting an aggressive gameplay style.

Horheristo recorded this entire rundown on New Game Plus 2, which makes each opponent even more challenging than they are while using some wide range of skills and rare upgrades to display true potential of protagonist Wolf in battle.

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His confrontation with notoriously difficult boss Corrupted Monk and Lady Butterfly seemed way too easy like they were nothing. You can also witness some efficient use of Loaded Umbrella and Shinobi Firecrackers from his Shinobi Prosthetic.

He literally ends career of some of the toughest bosses of Sekiro like there is a recession going on in 16th century Japan and Ashina clan is unable to do anything at all to stop him but to make their futile attempts at stopping him, only to fall flat.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Watch how YouTube user horheristo masterfully demonstrates way of true shinobi warrior against Ashina clan.




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Published by Activision, the game has been out for only over a week and many already quit playing for frustration over difficulty level but seeing horheristo making a mess of his enemies only makes you wonder if this is how From Software intended you to play it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to play that offers more than what players in general think and instead of running around complaining, you can actually "Git Gud".

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

Latest action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is fourth most played game on Steam, making it the biggest platform launch of 2019.

Renowned for making Bloodborne and Dark Souls series in past developer From Software made a comeback with their newest action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that publisher Activision has brought to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not only has it received a universal acclaim from critics and fans alike but PC version of the game has already sold over 100,000 copies within its first 24 hours of launch, making it one of the biggest release on Steam in 2019 so far.

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Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

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As a worthy successor of Souls series, Sekiro has successfully beaten down other contenders like Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake to climb on top of most-played games chart of Steam, currently sitting at number four spot of that list.

On Sunday, March 24, the title had a recorded peak of 124,334 numbers of concurrent players at Valve's digital distribution platform. Of course, this is not an actual number of sales as we need to account physical copies and other distribution channels to figure out overall sales number.

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By count, Sekiro is currently topping games like Grand Theft Auto V, Rainbow Six Siege and Team Fortress 2, which is truly a huge deal for a single-player game these days. It also is the third-largest Japanese game behind Dark Souls III and Monster Hunter: World.

To siege top spot, all it needs to do is to dethrone Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and DOTA 2 respectively. It would take another 800,000 players to become the most-played game on Steam.

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Sekiro is 4th on Steam Charts

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Sekiro sends players on a personal journey of a titular shinobi warrior to rescue his young lord from a samurai of Ashina clan using his ninja skills and a prosthetic arm. The game challenges you with a difficulty level that even rivals to games from infamous Dark Souls franchise.

Announced back at E3 2018, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice adapts to an evolved combat system inspired by aspects of both action and role-playing aspects of past From Software games on a medieval fantasy premise during Sengoku period of Japan.

Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

What really happens when you actually managed to defeat first boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?

Newly released action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has gained universal acclaim for its unique aesthetics that sets it apart from Dark Souls series.

Its initial quote unquote boss-battle has some lasting ramifications for our titular hero, which is supposed to end in his defeat and build pathway for a journey he takes later on but do we know, what would really happen if he happens to stand victorious?

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Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Immediately after release, Sekiro made a reputation of being brutally hard and has some punishing boss fights to deal with. People are dying more than twice in attempts to figure out a way to kill them or just simply getting used to gameplay mechanics.

From what early marketing campaign has fetched to us, it appears that lead protagonist Wolf had his arm severed by a samurai and later discovered it to have been replaced with a Shinobi prosthetic by an unknown sculptor who revived him.

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Genichiro Ashina Defeated

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So, our elder ninja is somewhat pre-destined to lose his left arm following an unfortunate battle with the samurai antagonist who is better known as, Genichiro Ashina because it is significantly important for rest of the story to progress on a certain path.

However, defeating Genichiro in combat is entirely possible if you are a master of swordplay but Sekiro is eventually fated to lose limb to him during that prologue fight. Only good takeaway we get from this is that From Software doesn't force you to submission.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

Below is a video from YouTube channel Boss Fight Database that displays the outcome of defeating the game's first boss.




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Sekiro losing his arm in a battle against Genchiro Ashina could have been easily played out through an in-game cut-scene. Yet developers have you played out the entire section by yourself and have the same outcome anyway.

This way, even an inevitable event gives you some sense of accomplishment when it is made playable and players can feel even more connected to the plot that is built over Sekiro's vengeance over Ashina clan for kidnapping his master.

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Ashina Strikes Back!

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According to global achievement list on Steam, only 46% of players have managed to defeat Genichiro Ashina so far. This is very much possible due to many casual players joining in for some fun and then quitting after a short while.

Those who have already given up shortly after beginning or have continued regardless should know that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice intends to test your ability to master new skills and getting good at them over time above all.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

Action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Long-time fans of Soulsborne series rejoice as renowned Japanese developer From Software is returns with a new action-adventure IP titled Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in association with publisher Activision to launch worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sekiro will take players back to Sengoku period of feudal Japan and let them assume the role of a shinobi known as Wolf, who will go out on a personal quest for vengeance when his lord, the Divine Heir Kuro is kidnapped by a Samurai of Ashina clan.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

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Before he was defeated in battle, his left arm was severed and the valiant ninja warrior wakes up later to find it being replaced with a prosthetic given to him by a hermit monk named Busshi, who now dubs him as Sekiro, the one-armed wolf.

Driven by vengeance and his duty to his lord, he now sets out with a sharpened katana and armed in gadgets and weaponry within his prosthetic to lay a pile of bodies. On his way, Wolf comes across corrupt monks, deadly ogre and a giant snake.

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Action and Stealth

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Primary gameplay mechanics of combat revolves around attack and making counter but be ready to die a lot more than twice. Instead of constantly dodging attacks, parrying in pitched battles would pay off a lot more than one may think.

Other than engaging in frontal confrontation, covert methods of waging warfare are very effective. Though it's very unique resurrection system lets you get back to the fight almost immediately after you die once, it may make you cost everything.

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Strategize Your Moves

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For a simplified overview of what you are getting into while playing Sekiro, watch out the official launch trailer below.




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Players who mostly relates to Bloodborne or Dark Souls series would miss the role-playing aspect of those games in this title but it is good enough to live up to your expectation and you might even come to appreciate it after spending some time.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a bit less dark than previous titles by From Software but just as gritty as one expects it to be. What initially started as a potential Tenchu sequel has turned out to be an acclaimed game worthy of its own name.

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

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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

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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.



RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

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

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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

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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

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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.