E3: Sekiro (Shadows Die Twice) & Xbox Acquires Ninja Theory

Xbox just hosted one heck of a conference. They really took advantage of being the first stage where a plethora of multi-platform games could make their big reveal. However, two big announcements will be the focus here.

After starting off with a Halo tease, Xbox showed off the highly anticipated “Shadows Die Twice” title by From Software revealed last year at The Game Awards. Its official name is Sekiro; it has a samurai theme, and it appears to be the nimblest of the From games. The main character has a mechanical arm that can shape-shift into a grappling hook, a weapon, and who knows what else. Be sure to watch the trailer; it is a must watch.

Another big hitter was Xbox’s announcement of acquiring Ninja Theory. Aside from creating the critically acclaimed Hellblade, Ninja Theory also created the Devil May Cry reboot, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword. Their pedigree is nothing to scoff at, but aside from Hellblade, the rest of their games didn’t hit.

Their future with Xbox is going to be very interesting. They will likely stay in their wheelhouse of creating third-person action adventure games; maybe an awesome looking exclusive for the next Xbox console? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see it. Really good job Xbox. The conference will really give the other companies a run for their money.

 

Images by From Software and Ninja Theory

https://www.igdb.com/games/shadows-die-twice/presskit

https://www.igdb.com/games/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice/presskit

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