Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne – all these games mostly told the story of the world, rather than a specific hero. However, in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developers from FromSoftware decided to use a more traditional approach to the story and focus on the characters.
Sekiro tells about the hero, nicknamed Wolf, protecting the young Lord, who is attacked at the beginning of the game. The young ruler is taken prisoner, and the Wolf loses his left arm, later receiving an artificial limb instead.
One of the advantages of the story built around the characters is the ability to play with the relationship between the Wolf and the Lord and how they evolve as the game progresses.Yatsuhiro KitoMarketing Manager
However, this does not mean that the Lord will always be next to the Wolf.
At one of the moments of the game, he is near you, but this is an isolated case and not a traditional escort mission.Yatsuhiro KitoMarketing Manager
According to the developers, the predetermined protagonist allows them to create an ensemble of interesting characters around him with whom he will communicate throughout the game. One of these names is Owl – it was he who saved the Wolf on the battlefield, where he lost his hand.
Owl will become a kind of adoptive father of the Wolf and will teach him all that he knows himself. At the same time in the course of the passage of the hero will meet and other characters, once trained under the supervision of the Owl, like the Lady Butterfly, one of the bosses shown in the Game Informer edition.
Meeting with Lady Butterfly, as Hidetaka Miyazaki, game director, explained, will be one of the flashbacks with which players can learn about past events and make a complete picture of what is happening in the present. However, such jumps in time will be only a small part of the game.
About one of the main changes in the presentation of the story, some players may not know, as it relates directly to the development process. Unlike the Souls or Bloodborne series, Hidetaka Miyazaki is not responsible for the entire script, but only for the general direction of the plot.
I used to write some text or dialogue while sitting at home, but now I have to keep in touch with the rest of the writers and be open. This in itself is difficult, but when I see how they interpret these ideas and understand their meaning, it is a breath of fresh air for me, which allows you to see the story from the other side.Hidetaka Miyazakigame director
FromSoftware assured that in Sekiro there will be such methods of presenting stories that her fans are fond of, like bits of history scattered around the world. Only now they do not replace the plot, but complement it.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22.