New Sekiro content announced for upcoming October update

Like a shinobi stepping out from the darkness, Souls series developer FromSoftware have announced a surprise update for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, easily one of our favourite games from 2019.

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Whether you’re an accomplished Sekiro master or have yet to even pick up a copy of the game, this new update has something in store for you. The only rub is that you’ll have to wait – FromSoftware won’t be rolling out this hefty patch until October 29th – plenty of time to hone your katana, then. The update will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Seeking the Shinobi secrets of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

In a nutshell, there are three major additions coming to Sekiro this autumn. Firstly you’ll have the option to replay boss battles by visiting the Sculptor’s Idol, this rematch system dubbed Reflections of Strength.

This comes hands in hand with the Gauntlets of Strength, a series of gruelling challenges aimed at pro Sekiro players seeking the ultimate test. The details of these challenges have yet to be confirmed though players will only have one life, even when they go up against boss rush missions. You’ll need to nail your parry reflexes before you even consider taking these on.

Besides a trio of new costumes, the October update will also introduce Remnants:

“Whether you are a new player ready to experience Sekiro for the first time or are gearing up to face past challenges once more, expect a brand-new player movement and text recording system that could aid you and your fellow wolves on your journey.

Remnants are recordings of what a player does in-game for up to 30 seconds at a time and are available for use after the game’s tutorial. After a player records their Remnant – whether it is an epic takedown of an enemy or a flawless demonstration of a tricky movement technique – it can be uploaded along with a written message so that other community members can play it back. Through these Remnants, one could hope that they or others may gain the knowledge and further insight to overcome their current obstacle. For those seeking ultimate guidance on traversing treacherous areas, or seeking hidden alcoves or curious cubby-holes, these records may prove a blessing from the gods.”

In Jason’s review he scored Sekiro an almighty 9/10, praising the game’s brutal yet ingenious combat:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredible blend of story, gameplay and world design. I don’t think it trumps Bloodborne, personally, but it may well be the next best game that FromSoftware has created. It definitely has the most experimental aspects and rises above so many of its peers because it dares to punish you for not paying attention. As ever, the elation you find when overcoming a challenge is unparalleled. This is one for the masochists and the hard-headed, but it will welcome any who have the patience to learn it. Sekiro is bloody brilliant.

Source: Activision

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