Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sold Over 5 Million Copies, Free Update Coming October 29

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Activision have announced that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold over 5 million copies, and that a free update is coming October 29th.

In the blog post, it is revealed the update will add the ability to re-fight bosses, boss gauntlets, create and share “player movement recordings,” and more.

First off, the update will add the ability for Sculptor’s Idols to be used for “self-reflection.” Reflecting on memories of fallen foes translates into “Reflections of Strength” for rematches against slain bosses.

This is recommended as training for the upcoming Gauntlets of Strength- where players have only a single life to challenge. Other things mentioned in the blog suggest there are multiple “Gauntlets” to attempt, and that these are boss rush challenges.

Players will also be able to change their outfit at Sculptor’s Idols; two unlocked through the Gauntlets, and the third for beating the game. Two of these costumes are a Tengu costume, and an Old Ashina Shinobi costume. All of these are purely aesthetical. One of these costumes can be seen below.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The “Remnants” are now a way for players to share and learn how to get around the environment and slay foes. Recordings of up to 30 seconds can be uploaded along with a written message. This could allow players to learn how to find secrets, or take down a particularly tricky boss. When a Remnant is rated, the creator will “will have their HP recover for free.”

Once again, the free update is coming October 29th. You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Carve your own clever path to vengeance in the critically acclaimed adventure from developer FromSoftware, creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series.

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself.

Explore late 1500s Sengoku Japan, a brutal period of constant life and death conflict, as you come face to face with larger than life foes in a dark and twisted world. Unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities while you blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head to head combat in a bloody confrontation.

Take Revenge. Restore your honor. Kill Ingeniously.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and 2020 on Google Stadia. In case you missed it, you can find our review here. We cannot recommend it enough!! In fact, it was our Game of the Year 2019.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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