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Free Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY update brings gauntlet mode next week

Replay old bosses, face new ones, and record your best strategies

That big free update that was announced earlier this year for Sekiro: Shadows Dies Twice arrives in a few days, and we’ve a trailer showing it off a little. The content will be part of a new game of the year edition that’s Japan-only, for the time-being.

Short and sweet, the thirty-second teaser runs through the bullet-points of the new features. Remnants are first, a recording of up-to 30 seconds of gameplay that can be uploaded and shared, so other players can see how good you are, and gleam valuable tips from your samurai know-how. Then there’s a montage of bloody kills, all part of the Reflections of Strength and Gauntlets of Strength, two sets of challenges, one old, one new.

Reflections are rematches with any bosses you’ve defeated, accessible through any Sculptor’s Idol. You can test new strategies, or maybe just use them to warm-up for the Gauntlets, a fresh set of hurdles that each require completion in a single-life. Given this is From Software, expect these to be as tight and unforgiving as is humanly possible.

Not given any emphasis in the clips but also included will be changeable costumes for the Souls-like game. Three in total can be unlocked, one from beating the game once, the other two from Gauntlets. These are purely cosmetic.

You can watch the trailer below:

The update rolls out October 28, and a special Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Game of the Year physical edition for PlayStation 4 comes out in Japan the next day that includes everything on disc, and a neat little guidebook for beginners. No word yet on if-or-when Europe will get the same, luckily we’ve a Sekiro bosses guide to keep you covered anyway.