News Speedrunner Beats Sekiro in Just Two Hours... Blindfolded
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is difficult enough on its own, so imagine setting yourself the task of completing the entire game in just two hours. Oh, and you're blindfolded the entire time. That's the challenge streamer Mitchriz set himself during the annual Awesome Games Done Quick event this past weekend, and the resulting run is...
Reminder Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Receives Free Major Update on 28th October
Polish your parrying skills once again
Earlier in the year, Activision and FromSoftware announced a huge update would be coming to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It's been several months since then, and with the update coming in just a few days, we thought it'd be worth a refresher. On 28th October, owners of the game will be receiving a free update...
News Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Getting Boss Rush Mode and More in Big October Update
Game has sold over 5 million
Activision and FromSoftware have provided us some fresh information on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game may be somewhat of a black sheep among the developer's other action titles, but it's still managed to sell more than 5 million copies since launch, according to a new press release. More exciting, though, is that...
Game of the Year #3 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The truth is, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn't really meant to be any easier or harder than Dark Souls. It's just its own thing, off to the side. From Software has been making hardcore action RPGs for about a decade, so it's no wonder that it would want to shake things up every now and again. It did so to an extent with Bloodborne, and...
News All the Winners at The Game Awards 2019, As Sekiro Skewers Game of the Year
Update: Here's the full list of winners from The Game Awards 2019, with the victors highlighted in bold: Game of the Year Control Death Stranding Resident Evil 2 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The Outer Worlds Best Community Support Apex Legends Destiny 2 Final Fantasy XIV Fortnite Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six...
News A Free Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Dynamic Theme Steps Out of the Shadows on PS4
Holiday theme available now
Who doesn't like a free PlayStation 4 theme every now and again? This one almost completely passed us by, but it's always worth checking these freebies out. Activision has released a new dynamic theme, focusing on the main characters of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It's available to download now in Europe and
Deal Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Cuts Its Price to $25 for Black Friday
Patience pays off, Samurai
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of 2019's heaviest hitters, so ahead of Push Square's upcoming Game of the Year deliberations, this is a fantastic deal you won't want to miss. Amazon US has slashed the price of From Software's latest experience to just $24.99 as part of Black Friday, representing an even better saving th
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Sword Saint Isshin Ashina
How to beat the final boss
How do you kill Sword Saint Isshin Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Depending on which ending you've pursued, this will be the final battle in the game, and you'll need to bring your A-game if you're going to take him down. With a fight consisting of four stages, this is the longest tussle in the whole game. Power...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - All Prayer Bead Locations
Where to find all Prayer Beads
There are plenty of collectibles to be found in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but one of the most important is Prayer Beads. Prayer Beads are used to upgrade your health and posture bars. When you collect four of them, you'll be able to boost your meters at a Sculptor's Idol. The trick is finding the darned things, as...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Divine Dragon
How to beat the Divine Dragon boss
How do you kill the Divine Dragon boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This boss fight found at the end of the Fountainhead Palace area is intimidating, but is actually relatively straightforward. The unusual patterns may throw you, but it shouldn't take you too many goes to defeat this gigantic creature. Sekiro:...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Corrupted Monk
How to beat both versions of the boss
How do you kill the Corrupted Monk boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This boss fight was shown off before the game was released, but that doesn't make it an easy win. As you make your way towards the Fountainhead Palace area of the game, you'll encounter the true Corrupted Monk on a large bridge. We say the...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Great Shinobi Owl
How to beat Owl at Ashina Castle and Hirata Estate
How do you kill Great Shinobi Owl in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Towards the end of the game where you start making some big choices, you may end up fighting Owl, Wolf's foster father. Found atop Ashina Castle where you defeated Genichiro Ashina, he will be a very tough opponent, but at this point in...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Upgrade Health, Posture, Attack, and Skills
Building a better shinobi
How do you increase your health, attack power, and unlock skills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? The game ditches the RPG elements found in Dark Souls and Bloodborne, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to improve your character. In fact, there are loads of opportunities to upgrade certain aspects of the One-Armed Wolf...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Guardian Ape
How to beat the Guardian Ape boss fight
How do you kill the Guardian Ape in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This fearsome boss fight is one of the game's most outlandish, having you face off against a gigantic angry gorilla in Sunken Valley. His attacks are naturally very powerful, but as always, there are ways to take him down relatively quickly...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill All Main Bosses
Guides for all the main boss fights in Sekiro
How many bosses are there in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? How do you beat each boss? There are plenty of powerful adversaries in Sekiro, and odds are you'll die dozens of times trying to take them down. From Lady Butterfly and beyond, the boss fights are varied, occasionally unusual, and surprising. If...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill the Great Serpent
How to beat the giant snake and unlock the trophy
How do you kill the Great Serpent in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? You'll encounter this enormous albino snake a few times throughout the game, and believe it or not, you'll get the opportunity to kill it once and for all. While not really a boss fight in the traditional sense, this is still a key enemy...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Become a master shinobi
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is finally here, and it provides a very stern challenge -- even for those that have played previous From Software games. Set in a fantastical version of Sengoku era Japan, you'll need to master all the game's systems and features if you're to take down the many foes that stand in your path. In this...
Poll One Week Later, What Review Score Would You Give Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?
And how difficult is it?
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been out for a whole week now, and hopefully, that's been long enough for you lot to figure out whether you like the game or not. From Software's latest blood-soaked adventure was met with very positive reviews -- our own included -- but what have you made of the one-armed wolf's story? Whether...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Get All Endings
How to trigger each ending in Sekiro
How do you achieve all of the endings in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? There are four possible endings to experience in Sekiro, depending on choices you make and your actions in the game's final few hours. You'll need to find all four conclusions if you're to take the Platinum PS4 trophy -- but how do you get each...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Isshin Ashina
How to beat Isshin Ashina boss fight
How do you kill Isshin Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? If you choose to stick to the Iron Code near the end of the game, you'll be taken down a path that sees you fighting Emma, the Gentle Blade, and then Lord Isshin Ashina himself. If you're struggling to defeat him atop Ashina Castle, read on to find some...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Great Colored Carp
How to beat the Foutainhead Palace fish
How do you kill the Great Colored Carp in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This optional encounter isn't strictly a boss fight, but defeating it does unlock a PS4 trophy for your collection. Found in the Fountainhead Palace area towards the end of the game, you won't be fighting the Great Colored Carp, and will...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill the Folding Screen Monkeys
How to beat the Senpou Temple boss
How do you kill the Folding Screen Monkeys boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This unusual boss encounter in the Senpou Temple area is what you'll need to beat in order to progress the story and obtain the Mortal Blade. You'll be whisked away to the Hall of Illusions after ringing the Illusive Hall Bell near the...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Emma, the Gentle Blade
How to beat Emma
How do you kill Emma, the Gentle Blade in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Late in the game, you'll have to make a big choice that sends the various endings off in different directions, and you may end up fighting Emma. The doctor who helped you for so long now stands as your foe, but fortunately for you, she's not particularly difficult...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Demon of Hatred
How to beat the Demon of Hatred optional boss
How do you kill the Demon of Hatred boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This is an optional boss battle, and maybe the toughest in the game. It comes very late in the game, after the Fountainhead Palace area. You find this boss in the Ashina Outskirts area after backtracking to the Outskirts Wall...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How and Where to Find Lord Isshin Ashina
In which tower is Lord Isshin?
If you've made your way to this guide, odds are you've beaten the Genichiro Ashina boss fight in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Well done! After you defeat this boss character, you'll be reunited with the Divine Heir, Kuro. After speaking with him, he'll set you the task of finding and speaking with Lord Isshin Ashina. He...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Unlock 'Guardian Ape Immortality Severed' PS4 Trophy
How to find and beat the Headless Ape
So, you've fought and defeated the Guardian Ape in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PlayStation 4. Great! But, hang on -- there's a trophy related to the boss that hasn't popped. What gives? Well, it turns out that beating the beast in Sunken Valley wasn't quite enough to truly finish him off. In this guide, we'll...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - All Gourd Seed Locations
Where to find all Gourd Seeds
Where are all the Gourd Seeds in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? These rare items are what you'll need to improve your Healing Gourd, allowing you to use it more and more times before you have to rest at a Sculptor's Idol. As some are easily missable as you go through the game, this guide will outline where to find each...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Gyoubu Oniwa
How to beat the horse riding boss
How do you kill Gyoubu the Demon in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Gyoubu Oniwa is quite an iconic boss battle in Sekiro, as he rides around on an armoured horse in an enormous arena in Ashina Outskirts. As you enter the area, he'll make his presence known immediately, riding in and loudly announcing himself. He can be...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Which Skills Should You Get First?
What to spend your Skill Points on first
As you progress through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you'll unlock various skill trees focusing on different aspects of your character, Wolf. In these first few hours, it might be difficult to choose where to spend your precious Skill Points, especially as more trees open up to you as you continue through the...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Lady Butterfly
How to beat the Hirata Estate boss
How do you kill Lady Butterfly in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? She's one of the first major boss fights you're likely to have in Sekiro, and she's a devilishly fast and tricky opponent. You'll encounter her at the very end of the Hirata Estate area, behind a locked door. Below, we'll give you some pointers and advice...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Get Rid of Dragonrot and Restore Unseen Aid
How do you remove Rot Essence?
One of the core mechanics in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is your ability to come back from the dead, providing you with a much needed second chance. Of course, you'll still die a lot regardless. The game is incredibly challenging, and you'll almost certainly resurrect and subsequently perish countless times throughout...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Save Money from Being Lost When You Die
How to keep your sen after death
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an extremely tough game. There's no way of sugarcoating this: you're going to die a lot as you play this title, and it doesn't hold back on penalising you for it either. When you actually die in Sekiro and respawn at a Sculptor's Idol, you'll usually lose half of your money (sen) and half...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - All Prosthetic Tools, What They Do, and Where to Find Them
All weapons for the Shinobi Prosthetic
The Shinobi Prosthetic is a powerful and versatile secondary weapon in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Throughout the game, you'll find Prosthetic Tools which can be installed into Wolf's false arm and provide all kinds of offensive and defensive abilities. From firing shuriken to an umbrella-like shield, there are...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - How to Kill Genichiro Ashina
How to beat his two forms
How do you kill Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? This boss is one of the hardest in the game, but not necessarily because of his attack patterns. Once you've delivered two Death Blows, he'll still be alive and kicking, and after a brief cutscene, you'll be back in the fight and he'll have an all new range of...
News There's a Moody Sekiro Dynamic Theme Free to Download on PS4
Getting stuck into Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice this weekend? Well, you may want to heighten the excitement with the game's dynamic PlayStation 4 theme, which is available to download right now from the PlayStation Store for free. The theme's pretty cool -- it's got some nice artwork of the title's main character, as well as its own backing...
Guide Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Combat - Posture, Deflections, Shinobi Prosthetic, and Stealth
How to fight like a ninja
If there's one thing to know about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it's that the combat is hard. Like, really hard. Treating this like a Dark Souls game will quickly get you killed -- this is a whole new set of skills to master. In this guide, we'll be going through the basics of combat in Sekiro so that you can better...
News Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's Launch Trailer Is Packed with Boss Fights and Style
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is less than two weeks away from release now, and if your excitement wasn't already at an all-time high, the launch trailer for the game is sure to raise it a couple of notches. Check it out in the video above. If you're weary of spoilers though, you might want to give this clip a miss. The trailer features...
Feature Early Review Copies of Sekiro Won't Be Sent Out to Press or Content Creators
Just a heads up
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks really bloody good, based on what we've seen and heard of the game up to this point. Developed by the talented folks over at From Software and published by Activision, we're looking forward to getting our hands on the action title when it launches later this month. However, it's become clear that...
News Why Is Sekiro Published By Activision? FromSoftware Speaks Up
A mutually beneficial partnership
Alongside EA, Activision is the other big publisher that often has its name dragged through the mud on gaming websites and forums across the internet. As such, there's been a slight air of doubt surrounding Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice since it was revealed. Another bloody action title from FromSoftware, just why is...
News Sekiro Shadow Steps to Game Informer's February Cover
Shadows die twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the samurai spiritual successor to the Souls series, will star on the front of February’s Game Informer – marking the first major blowout of the year. As is always the case with these cover stories, you can expect content right throughout the month, explaining the finer details of From Software’s...
News FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Stabs Gamescom 2018
In the back
Crikey, Gamescom 2018 is shaping up to be a cracker. We’ve already got confirmation that titles like Devil May Cry 5 will be playable at the Cologne convention, and here’s news that FromSoftware’s upcoming samurai outing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be joining it. “How you make the kill is incidental, as long as you make it...