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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be more difficult than Bloodborne

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Sekiro thinks he's Batman as he's grappling around feudal Japan
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be the next entry by From Software but fans were worried about its difficulty after the reveal of a resurrection mechanic. From Software reassured them by saying there is plenty of difficulty to go around.

To clarify, this resurrection mechanic isn't just the typical respawn kind of system - it literally means resurrection when a player gets wrecked, allowing them to have another shot without losing any time by backtracking from a bonfire, or its equivalent in Sekiro.

Souls series never budged in this regard and the only help it ever offered its players were summons, which is a system that could also work against the player. Meanwhile, free resurrection doesn't have any such drawbacks, which is the reason this mechanic sparked some concern among the fans.

From Software reassured the players via an interview with GameSpot by claiming that Sekiro will be "probably even more challenging than previous From Software games". According to Sekiro's director and From Software's president Hidetaka Miyazaki, the game will appeal to both the players who like to study their enemies before engaging them, as a proper shinobi would, and the players who like to go in guns blazing, or in this case - katana swinging.

Careful and strategic players will apparently get to feel the satisfaction of discovering the enemies' weaknesses before entering a fight, the inquisitive types will be rewarded with discovering new tools for Sekiro's prosthetic arm and the ones with fire in their blood will get to feel the intensity of Sekiro's combat.

Miyazaki also stated that Sekiro, Dark Souls and Bloodborne don't have difficulty levels because From Software want to bring players to the same level of challenge where everyone would discuss the same experience as opposed to opinions being skewed by different difficulty settings.

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He also stated that Sekiro will not have any kind of multiplayer, so players will not be able to bring friends against challenging bosses but they won't get invaded either. It will definitely leave many of us wondering what it would be like to see two ninjas go at it mid air with grappling hooks and katanas.