Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Unveils Great Serpent, An Intimidating New Foe

From Software continues to hype up their next big title. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases later this month and diehard fans of the Souls series as well as JRPGs simply can’t wait. The most recent reveal was of a new foe in Sekiro, simply dubbed as the Great Serpent in the video.

This is one hell of a boss fight if I’ve ever known one. We can’t even see the serpent’s full body which adds to the intrigue!

From Software has been showcasing several Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice bosses besides the Great Serpent. The eery Corrupted Monk is one example, being a big humanoid boss.

The Serpent, on the other hand, could also be more of an environmental hazard than a boss fight. We already know that Sekiro puts a heavy emphasis on stealth and mobility.

Maybe the fight from the Serpent is less of a fight and more of just surviving. Sneaking and outrunning a giant snake in a forest using your stealth and mobility sounds fun as hell.

We’ve already been told thatSekiro tweaks the formula we’ve gotten so used to from the Souls series.

The Serpent might be one of the enemies/bosses that follow this new formula. Others have been shown to have the same capability and vulnerability as the player character.

Then again, there’s always the off chance that this Serpent is just another Ancient Wyvern from Dark Souls 3. Remember that bugger? Always one of the most physically intimidating foes to see for new players. But goes down from one plunging attack to the head after the mother of all enemy runs. The Serpent also reminds us of the creature we encountered in God of War 4 by the name of World Serpent. This one looks quite similar to that.

I wouldn’t be let down by the Serpent being a one-hit kill as long as the build-up to that strike is worth it. I do believe in From Software’s ability in level-design. Since Sekiro has no multiplayer, that also expands the room for their creativity. More good news basically.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on March 22nd for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Pre-order the game now for extra content. I’ve already gotten my copy thanks to a very special someone.