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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Will Have Supernaturel Elements - Says Miyazaki

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From Software’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, looks to be very different from the kinds of games we’ve come to expect from the developer in the last few years. Especially in terms of its aesthetic and atmosphere. 

Sekiro seems to be more grounded, thanks largely to its historical setting. In the latest EDGE magazine (September 2018, issue 322), FromSoftware CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki told Edge magazine “We’re not 100 percent rooted in reality, Of course it’s important to retain a sense of faithfulness, but we’re not trying to to make a historical depiction of the Sengoku era. While we explored more drastically fantastical elements in our previous games, we want to approach this with a little more dignity this time – a little more carefully, maybe.”

But, rest assured, you’re not just going to be fighting humanoids the whole way through,” Miyazaki continued. “There are going to be some things beyond human, even a little supernatural, hidden within this world. In order to make these fantastical, mystical or even grotesque beings seem even more so, the initial groundwork is a lot more realistic.”

Meanwhile, Miyazaki also took out the time to answer the question of whether he likes working on new franchises more, or sequels. His answer? Both. Both provide different opportunities for expression of creativity, with one paving the way for learning new things, and the other allowing him and his team to improve on stuff they already know.

Personally, I have no preference. That largely comes down to the business decision in the end – to what everyone wants to do. Personally I think both have their merits. A brand-new IP like Sekiro allows me and the team a lot more creative freedom to try new ideas. But a sequel is equally as fun because it allows me to refine existing ideas, to improve things that I maybe regretted doing not so well the first time around. As both a creator and a player, there’s this level of creativity that means both are on equal ground.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice doesn’t have a fixed release date yet, but is expected to hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2019 and will be published by Activision. 

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