FromSoftware Teases Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice Fans With Some Fresh Lore Via Twitter

FromSoftware Teases Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice Fans With Some Fresh Lore Via Twitter

Meet Emma and The Owl.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is out very, very soon, and to ramp up anticipation, FromSoftware Promotion and Community Manager Yasuhiro Kitao has been teasing the backstories for notable characters that will appear in the Sengoku-period action game.

On Twitter, Kitao tweeted out screenshots of Emma and The Owl. Emma is a physician who appears before the protagonist, here called the Wolf, upon his waking at seemingly the start of the game. In a brief description, it's said that "Her gaze betrays a faint sense of melancholy."

Meanwhile, The Owl is a "rogue shinobi master" who at one time took the Wolf under his wing and trained him under the strict Iron Shinobi Code. "The code is absolute and must never be forgotten," The Owl's description adds.

Like other FromSoftware games of the past decade, the backdrop of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice already looks like a promising setting for an action game. "[It's] to be set in Japan's Sengoku period, which was a time of social upheaval directly following the newly-dismantled feudal system," freelance contributor Cian Maher wrote for us just weeks ago. "When you consider the significance of architecture in the studio’s previous titles, you'll be able to see that Sekiro is likely going to have its own architectural symbolism in play too. However, perhaps most intriguing of all is the fact that this is going to be [director Hidetaka] Miyazaki's take on a real-life historical setting as opposed to the fictional Lordran or Yharnam."

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 22.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

In other news

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

Need help?

Apex Legends Vaults - Where to Find the Vaults and How to Open Them

Need to know how to find a Vault Key in Apex Legends to open one of the three vaults? We've got you covered.

Gears 5 Collectibles - How to Find All Collectible Locations

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 collectible locations, including Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 collectibles.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Sekiro Tips - How to Beat Every Boss and Survive in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This is our complete beginner's guide to surviving Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, including a list of essential tips and tricks.