Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Receiving a Game of the Year Edition for PS4 in Japan

Despite boasting no post-launch DLC or add-on content, Sekiro is getting re-released in Japan in a new GOTY iteration.

July 31, 2020

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has oddly been in the headlines a lot this week. FromSoftware revealed just a few days back that the game was set to get a new, free update in October that will add a bosh rush mode, among other things. Simultaneously, Activision also divulged that the lifetime sales of the action game have surpassed 5 million. Now, just a few short days later, we’ve learned that Sekiro is soon set to be re-released in a new physical iteration.

Over on the official Japanese website for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, From Software announced that the game is soon set to be let loose in a new Game of the Year edition. For now, this version of the game is only set to launch in Japan, and additionally, will only be released in this format for the PS4. Considering that the Xbox One platform isn’t too popular in the eastern region, it’s not too shocking to learn that Sekiro’s GOTY edition will only be coming to this platform.

What’s perhaps a bit strange and funny about this Sekiro Game of the Year edition is that the game has received no DLC or additional content since launching last year. Typically, the “Game of the Year” designation for re-releases of this type pack in all additional content for games that came about after the title originally hit store shelves. In this case, however, Sekiro has received no DLC to speak of, so it’s a bit surprising to see it coming back to retail in a new format.

That said, there are some new things being added to this release of the game. Along with including the game itself, Sekiro’s new version will also contain a guidebook and a “special equipment package” for players to peruse. It’s not a lot, but hey, it is something.

Western players of Sekiro might also notice that the box art, which you can see in the featured image above, has been altered as well, at least compared to what we’re familiar with. However, this was always the game’s standard box art in Japan, while those of us in the west received a different look.

For now, no news has been given on whether or not this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Game of the Year edition will come to western markets, but if I were a betting man, I’d say that you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up. The game is set to be re-released later this year on October 29, which is the same date that the new update for Sekiro will be going live around the globe.

Logan Moore

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