While we've seen a fair amount of gameplay from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice already, most of it is taken from the same environment. We trust that FromSoftware will provide a varied and detailed game world to explore, as it has done with its previous action titles. This latest video from Game Informer reveals a portion of the map called the Hirata Estates, and certainly has a different tone to the brighter area we've seen before.

The environment looks like it features plenty of verticality, allowing you to take advantage of that grappling hook ability. In the brief video, Dan Tack and Suriel Vazquez of Game Informer describe how taking down smaller enemies contributes to your life count, playing into the way your character can resurrect after being "killed" the first time, which is an interesting gameplay wrinkle. They also mention "mutant roosters", so it seems we won't just be up against your regular samurai.

Apparently, Hirata Estates is reached "via memories using a magical bell", which calls to mind otherworldly side areas in From's other games, such as Yahar'gul in Bloodborne. Even the area's boss gets a mention here -- the Butterfly Hag. Sounds like a charming character.

It's only a couple of minutes of new footage, but what do you think of this new area in Sekiro? Look out for mutant roosters in the comments below.

[via gameinformer.com, youtube.com]