Local PS4 prices and bonuses for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice announced

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Collector's Edition

New hero, new locale, same hair-pulling deaths. Gaming masochists are in for a treat once Activision’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the next original game from Souls-Borne creators FromSoftware, lands on 22 March 2019. PlayStation has dropped the details on local pricing and the various premiums available on PS4, including a confirmed listing of the S$159.90 Collector’s Edition.

Getting the action-adventure RPG early will net buyers a set of digital art and a mini soundtrack. This applies to both the first run of physical copies ($69.90) and the digital editions ($64.90), with the latter’s offer only available until 21 March.

Contents for the Collector’s Edition in Southeast Asia go unchanged so you’re getting all the promised goods: the 18cm-tall Shinobi statue, an art book, a map, replica coins, a digital soundtrack, and a copy of the game in a custom SteelBook.

Apparently they’re offering the same set of artworks for both the pre-order premiums (digital) and the collector’s edition (printed), set to feature concept art for the game.

Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Souls franchise, last updated on March 2017 with the final DLC for Dark Souls III (our review here). Players are now transported to Sengoku-era Japan, donning the agile boots of Sekiro — the one-armed wolf — as he takes on humans and monstrosities alike. While the game shares obvious roots with the Souls-Borne family, Sekiro:Shadows Die Twice introduces far more mobility and verticality, with a revamped poise system to offset the unlimited stamina.

Our hands-on with the TGS 2018 demo build taught us love, patience, and pain, and the all-too-familiar desire to “git gud” amid the rising tally of deaths. If you loved Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, or Bloodborne then chances are you’d get a kick out of Sekiro too.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will also launch on PC (published in Asia via Cube Games) and the Xbox One.

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.