Yen Press Licenses Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying Manga

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Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter's Shin Yamamoto draws manga of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice game

Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed Shin Yamamoto's Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying (Sekiro Gaiden: Shinazu Hanbei) manga adaptation of FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice game.

Yen Press describes the story:

The Sengoku Era…A time when losing a battle meant losing it all. The Sword Saint, Isshin Ashina, aims for world domination…That is, until he encounters a certain Samurai…

The manga will launch on Kadokawa's Comic Walker website on May 27. Yamamoto (Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter) is drawing the manga and is also credited for organization, and FromSoftware is supervising the manga.

Publisher Activision describes the game:

Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, and published by Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements. The single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. Set in the re-imagined world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death conflict, in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf,” a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death.

In the game, players come face-to-face with larger than life foes; unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities to blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head-to-head combat in a bloody confrontation.

Take revenge. Restore your honor. Kill Ingeniously.

The game launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on March 22, and it sold more than 2 million copies worldwide in less than 10 days.

Source: Yen Press' Twitter account

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