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Could the new FromSoftware game be Tenchu?

The new trailer for an upcoming FromSoftware game is incredibly minimal, but it might just be a new Tenchu game.

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The new trailer for an upcoming FromSoftware game is incredibly minimal, but it might just be a new Tenchu game.

At The Game Awards last night, FromSoftware showed a new trailer which got many thinking it might be a Bloodborne sequel. This makes sense: Bloodborne was an incredible game (the company’s best, come at me), and a sequel would be a hunter’s dream.

But, as cunningly pointed out by DualShockers, there is more going on here than meets the eye.

If you look at the blood-soaked rope, you can see it’s attached to a Kunai – a ninja throwing blade, often attached to a rope and used like a grappling hook.

It also seems like it is being wound up taut in the trailer and about to release – given the exposed bone, it could be a weapon fixed to someone’s arm.

Also, given the cursive Kanji characters glimpsed in the background of the trailer, it’s a sensible guess safe to say we’re in a feudal Japan setting.

And of course, there’s that tagline: “Shadows die twice.”

Now for anyone that’s played the old Tenchu games, the protagonist Rikimaru, is synonymous with shadow – he does his work from them, but also can use his shadow as a form of astral projection when near death.

FromSoftware developed Shadow Assault: Tenchu for the Xbox 360 back in 2008, and this game has a distinctly ninja flavour to it.

Josh is a freelance writer. You’ll find him banging on about the vertices between games and film and music and poetry and books, but don’t let that put you off. He likes games. He likes writing. He also gets the biscuits in.