If you’re like me, you’ve been savoring every morsel about From Software’s upcoming ninja-arm grappling simulator, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Since it was announced at E3 this year, From has kept with their tradition of spilling very few beans about their titles, so not much has been released about the game. However, we’ve finally gotten a solid release date, as well as a glimpse at what will be available with the preorder and collector’s edition of Sekiro. Rejoice, because worldwide fans will get their prosthetic ninja hands on the game March 22 of 2019.
Featured above, fans who jump on it now and get the “First print pre-order bonus” will receive the game in a “special package”, a digital artbook, and a mini soundtrack. Both the art book and the mini soundtrack (which I assume only has limited tracks) will have to be downloaded after purchase, and the special package is only available with the retail version of the game. This is the base version and will be $59.99.
Hardcore From fans, however, might be more interested in the Collector’s Edition of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It includes a seven-inch Shinobi statue, a scroll-like map, and three replica coins from the game. Also included is an upgrade to the game case, swapping the original out for a SteelBook, and a physical version of the art book rather than the digital download. The digital soundtrack will also be the full soundtrack, apparently. The Collector’s Edition comes in at $89.99.
I, amongst others, am beyond excited for this game. The end of 2018 will be huge, with both Red Dead 2 and Fallout 76 likely consuming all of my energy, but the anticipation I have for those titles is nothing compared to what I feel for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. I’ve been a “Souls” fan since the beginning, and when Bloodborne released, the excitement was maddening. Not only was it so alluring to venture into a new souls setting, but that game also released in March. Having the pleasure of celebrating a March birthday, it’s like From gave me a special gift, and the fact that it’s happening again with Sekiro is just too much to handle.