Details on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Central Hub Have Emerged

Details on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Central Hub Have Emerged

Sekiro's hub area sounds like it'll be quite similar to those we've seen in past FromSoft games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

New information on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice continues to emerge this week, painting a clearer picture of what we can expect when the action title releases this March.

In a series of new details from Game Informer, an explanation of the hub area of Sekiro has been given and it sounds fairly similar to what players of past FromSoftware games have come to anticipate. This location is called the Dilapidated Temple and will be available to frequently come back to once you make your way past a certain part of the game’s story. Once you unlock the temple, you’ll be able to revisit it at any point by traversing from one of Sekiro’s idols, which are essentially this game’s equivalent of bonfires from Dark Souls or lanterns from Bloodborne.

As for what there is to find in the Dilapidated Temple, there will be a variety of different NPCs which can aid you in different areas. One such character is known as The Sculptor, and he allows you to progress your character’s skills. Another character named Emma can help you increase the number of uses of your healing item, while another named The Immortal Soldier will allow you to practice combat techniques.

FromSoftware is teasing though that these three aforementioned characters might not be the only ones that you can get to join you at the Dilapidated Temple, though. “If you’re familiar with the Souls games, you know how you can find NPCs in the world. Maybe they’re vendors, maybe they do something with you, maybe they head back to the hub, where you can speak to them and progress their quests,” said From’s marketing and communications manager, Yasuhiro Kitao to Game Informer. While there will be a lot of differences in Sekiro compared to the Souls games–take the addition of an actual pause button, for instance–the game’s central hub is one that sounds like it’ll be very much in-line with From’s past titles.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is slated to release on March 22 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. We’ll surely continue to gather more details about the game over the next few months leading to launch, so stay tuned.