The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a lot of things on a lot of platforms, but it isn’t a Sengoku-era stealth-action game developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and From Software. At least, that was the case until modders started recreating Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in Bethesda’s seminal RPG.
YouTuber LowEnder has put together a video showing what Skyrim looks like with over 100 Sekiro mods installed. The protagonist Wolf is instantly recognisable, as is the Japanese setting. There’s some sneaking mixed in with sword combat, and while it obviously can’t capture the fluidity of Sekiro, it’s impressive that you can turn Skyrim into a familiar facsimile of From Software’s fast-paced action game.
The Shinobi Combat–A Sekiro Combat Mod is the most apparent mod on display in the video, introducing blocking, parrying, dodge rolls, posture damage, and deathblows to the game, alongside some flashy katana-based swordplay. The Shinobi Tools Mod is also in effect, adding some of Ghost’s prosthetic attachments like the Lazulite Shuriken, Flame Vent, and Mist Raven. LowEnder doesn’t mention all of the 100+ mods they use in the video, but if you want to have a go at replicating Sekiro in Skyrim for yourself, they do provide the most important ones.
In other Sekiro news, a new update is arriving for the game in October that adds a boss rush mode, new appearance options, and a message system which allows you to share strategies and hints with fellow shinobi around the globe.
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