A new Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice story trailer has just been uploaded to YouTube (courtesy of IGN).
Admittedly, it’s not particularly long or in-depth. Which is kind of in keeping with developer FromSofware’s unique approach to game design.
However, over the course of its 60-second runtime, today’s video does gives us our closest look yet at the origins of the game’s protagonist, currently known simply as “The Shinobi” or “The One-Armed Wolf” (Sekiro).
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Trailer
The trailer opens with a few, brief scenes depicting the game’s war-torn setting; which, for those of you who haven’t been following the game closely since it was first announced, is a semi-fantastical version of 16th century Sengoku period Japan.
We’re then introduced to a grizzled veteran who, whilst wandering across a blood-drenched battlefield, stumbles upon a disconsolate young boy whom he refers to as “Stray” and “Starving Wolf”. Rather than saying “hello” or shaking his hand, however, the soldier cuts the boy’s face and takes him under his wing.
At this point, the trailer fast forwards to the present day and an exchange between the two characters, during which the Shinobi’s former master remarks “That day, I pulled you from the battlefield; I had no idea what you’d become”.
It’s intriguing, to say the least. But raises more questions than it answers.
What role does The Shinobi’s mentor, assuming that’s what he is, play in the story? What was “The One-Armed Wolf” doing on a battlefield at such a young age? And why wasn’t he even a little pissed off by the former’s rather brutal mode of address?
I guess we’ll have to wait until the 22nd March to find out.
In the meantime, head over to PlayStation Universe and check out some of our other articles on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
- Story, Progression, and Combat
- TGS 2018 Footage
- Sekiro’s “Dark, Hidden Things”
- 5 Big Differences Between Sekiro and Dark Souls