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From Software's Teaser: 4 concepts on which the Game Is

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From Software's Teaser: 4 Theories about what the Game Is


Bloodborne 2? Tenchu reboot? Something new? Below are a few concepts about From smooth’s intro.

After releasing an eerie 30 second intro during Thursday night’s game Awards, FromSoftware quickly drummed up fan conjecture as to what their particular next online game may be. While Hidetaka Miyazaki, President of From and all sorts of around Souls guru, features claimed multiple times that he’s tired of revisiting the Souls series for the moment, that does not necessarily rule it out completely.

Here are our most readily useful presumptions about what “Shadows Die Double.” may be pointing to.

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Shadow Tower

Remember Shadow Tower? Needless to say you don’t. That’s because Shadow Tower could be the deepest of deep slices. This first-person fantasy RPG premiered long ago in 1998 the original Playstation, although Japan got a PS2 sequel (Shadow Tower Abyss), the series ended up beingn’t exactly a winner stateside. It’s a methodical, decidedly bland dungeon crawler that featured no music, and tough as fingernails enemies. Therefore, if we’re considering torture device in From’s latest teaser, perhaps they’re using a metaphorical method and we might just be getting a fresh entry in an old team.

But, We doubt it. Shadow Tower’s motifs (research, avoiding traps, leveling up skills predicated on actions you use the absolute most) have now been completely explored and much better discovered in Demon’s Souls and black Souls. As spiritual successors, those games achieved much more critically and commercially, that revisiting an extended forgotten team appears like a step backwards. However again…

Bloodborne 2

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Fans were clamoring for a sequel to FromSoftware’s 2015 struck for a time today. Indeed, I’d have already been willing to bed cold, hard, money that we’d see Bloodborne 2 at PSX 2017. So… did we? This brief intro is unquestionably showcasing adequate bloodstream, nevertheless the remaining portion of the imagery seems incongruous. While this bone-forged pulley system certainly has the appearance of Bloodborne’s Trick Weapons, the general design appears type of down for Yarnham’s gothic Victorian setting. In addition, the games tagline (title?!) “Shadows perish two times” have very small to do with something from Bloodborne, save yourself for Shadows of Yarnham manager battle. These three dudes made for a compelling encounter, but I extremely question they might be front and center in any kind of sequel.

Few these hypotheses with what’s going on behind this evident torture product plus it seems like FromSoftware is teasing something different through the depths of these history…


So the brief snippet of video footage we saw in this initial intro didn’t give it a great deal to work with, but concentrating on a few of the details things to a-game with definite Japanese influences. To start, the backdrop for the video footage showcases composing in Japanese, specifically a cursive type on kanji printed in a vertical kind. The drums and flutes that play during tease also sound specifically-eastern in origin. Combine this in what seems like the outline of a kunai putting knife, therefore have a lot of Souls followers thinking the formula is going to Japan.

So why the hell performed we instantly jump to Tenchu? Really, to start, Tenchu rules. But more to the point, FromSoftware did on Tenchu series before. After nearly a decade of four Souls games and Bloodborne, it can seem sensible that From would like to undertake an alternative aesthetic, setting, and challenge. But while Tenchu is certainly a possibility, my cash states the most basic answer is the correct one in this situation…

New Game!

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Yeah, I have a gut-feeling that exactly what we’re witnessing is a brand new game. That doesn’t mean it won’t share gameplay elements in accordance in what emerged before it, but i believe that is one step in a new path for From Software. And honestly, similar to Bloodborne, this brand new adventure might’ve already been secretly hinted at a few years ago.

Back in the Artorias associated with the Abyss DLC the initial deep Souls, there was clearly a character named Marvelous Chester who chatted like a fop, talked of a far-away land, and dressed like some body straight out of Yarnham. Flash forward to The Old Hunters DLC for Bloodborne, and enter Old Hunter Yamamura, a stranger whom comes from, you guessed it, an Eastern land. In the same manner Chester hinted during the future path of From computer software, there’s chance that Yamamura did the exact same thing.

So those basically four of our concepts in what From Software might be working on. Did you notice something inside intro we performedn’t? Any crackpot theories regarding online game? Tell us!

Zachary Ryan is a Senior properties Producer at IGN. He is triple stoked for whatever FromSoftware is focusing on… but mainly hopes that it’s Bloodborne 2.

Marty Sliva is a Executive Editor at IGN. A girl he was online dating as soon as stepped on their PlayStation 4, now he not any longer owns PT. But don’t fret, they split up. Follow him on Twitter @McBiggitty.

Published at Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:12:35 +0000