As part of a free title update for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, From Software introduces some interesting features allowing potential shinobi to turn on their consoles again.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was one of the first hardcore action RPGs that From Software developed without any form of multiplayer or online functionality. The lack of cheerful cooperation in the Wolf’s adventures was missed by some fans, and From Software finally implements at least some of what fans had hoped for.
If a community member views and then reviews a relic, the owner will have their HP repaired for free, allowing them to fight back faster without the use of a sculptor’s idol or consumables like Healing Gourds.
The new multiplayer feature for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will unfortunately not be a cooperative online game. Instead, From Software takes the concept of White Soapstone messages from the Dark Souls series and takes it a step further. Known as Remnants, players can record a short segment of the gameplay to be sent to other players’ games. This could be hints of an upcoming ambush or pointing to a hidden door that might otherwise have been missed. Remnants can be up to thirty seconds long and may also be accompanied by a message, a feature that certainly won’t be littered with halls of “Don’t give up, skeleton!”.
While the PC version of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice unofficially supports character transformations via mods, a shape change will be added in the same patch as some sort of visual achievement for players to discover. New forms, such as Tengu or Old Ashina Shinobi, can be unlocked by completing certain in-game conditions. Two of the outfits are unlocked through Gauntlets, while the third outfit is earned simply by completing the game once.
Finally, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will receive an update that will allow players to re-match bosses they have defeated previously, either in single or consecutive battles. This can be a great way to test your mettle against the Guardian Ape and nail it down with the Loaded Spear during the second phase without having to start a new game.
The new features for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are unfortunately not coming soon. From Software announced that the update will arrive on October 29 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.