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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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab).

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

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. 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.