Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Publisher Explained

From Software may not be doing anymore Dark Souls or Bloodborne right now, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plans for the future, their immediate sights are set on their next title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A very unique mix of story and combat, and at a title that’s going to be published by Activision of all people. This has surprised many, and gotten others to wonder how this happened.

Game Informer talked with members of both teams and they explained how it happened:

“Activision actually showed the most keen interest in the project proposal. It certainly wasn’t Sekiro when we first started talking with From Software,” they explained. “Miyazaki was really interested in creating something in Japan, and specifically in the Sengoku period, he was really interested in that time period. So they thought Tenchu would fit with his interest.”

They went on:

It became clear to both sides that this was something unique and special, and something that should be an experience on its own,” she said. “If you attach it to an IP that is known and beloved by fans, you become constrained.”

Activision knows though that they need to honor and respect the fanbase that this developer has:

“From has always had this sense of mystery in their games, so there’s a fine balance between walking people through the experience and allowing them to discover it,” they said. “We’ve been very thoughtful on what to show and how to keep that right pace for the fans. We don’t want to show too much [in the marketing], either. There’s a lot that we want to reserve for people to discover on their own.”

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice arrives on March 15th.

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