Sekiro Shadows Die Twice release date LIVE: Cheapest prices, reviews for PS4, Xbox One

Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans are counting down to the launch of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice on PS4 and Xbox One.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice has a March 22 release date on all platforms, and will be available from midnight tonight if you pre-ordered digitally.

With the release date imminent, check out Express Online’s launch guide below for a look at the cheapest prices, best deals and early review scores.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – What’s it all about?

Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the From Software developed action game is set in the re-imagined world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan.

Your job is to rescue the descendant of an ancient bloodline and extract revenge on your arch nemesis.

Fans can expect the same punishing action the studio is famous for, only with one or two significant tweaks. 

For starters, players can use a new resurrection technique to immediately come back to life.

According to From Software, this can be used as a tactic to deceive enemies and go on the counter-offensive.

Players also have a new grappling hook, which can be used to quickly escape encounters or get the drop on enemies.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – Review Scores

At the time of writing, Sekiro Shadows Die Twice has a Metacritic score of 90% on PS4, 91% on PC and 92% on Xbox One.

IGN – 9.5/10: “Sekiro evolves From Software’s formula into a stylish stealth-action adventure that, naturally, emphasizes precision and skill in its combat. It walks the line between deliberate and patient stealth and breakneck melee combat against threats both earthly and otherworldly.

“Its imaginative and flexible tools support a more focused experience that shaves down some of From Software’s overly cryptic sensibilities without losing its air of mystery. Sekiro is an amazing new twist on a familiar set of ideas that can stand on its own alongside its predecessors.”

Game Informer – 9/10: “Sekiro’s story moves in strange and compelling ways that defy the initial adherence to the trappings of feudal Japan, and allows the player to discover multiple endings and confrontations depending on choices and secrets.

“It’s a challenging journey through a weird and wondrous world that forces you to learn and master its punishing combat to succeed. However, the sweet thrill of victory keeps you pushing forward despite myriad disheartening deaths. Sekiro is one of the most difficult games I have ever played, but for those seeking adventure, exploration, and a truly realized ninja fantasy, the trek is worth the high demands.”

PlayStation Lifestyle – 9.5/10: “It blends mechanics and narrative in a way that is too rare in games today, allowing for a deep level of immersion that begs for just one more clash of blades no matter how difficult the encounters get. Seeing each one to its bloody finish is well worth the trials it takes to get there.”

Daily Star – 5/5: “While Sekiro certainly shares DNA with the previous Soulsborne games, fundamental sword-fighting battle mechanic changes leave it feeling fresh.

“However, as the old saying goes, when you live by the sword, you die by the sword, and players need to be aware that this is a game that will see you die many, many times.”


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