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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's story trailer shows the protagonist's origins

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From Software has revealed a new, and fairly brutal, story trailer for its upcoming action adventure game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

The trailer, which you can watch above, shows the origins of the player character, the 'one-armed wolf,' though here he's referred to as simply 'Stray' or 'Starving Wolf.' It's all a bit Metal Gear. Following a bloody battle, our young protagonist is apparently taken in and we flash forward to the present day as his mentor ambiguously ponders what he has become.

The world of Sekiro is set during the late 1500’s Sengoku period of Japan and is set to be a departure from the style of the traditional Souls games the studio is known for. You can check out everything we know so far here.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set for release on March 22.

Sarah's earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend's house. These days, and when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into MMOs—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, and World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, and Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.