Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Walkthrough Part 1: Shinobi

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure game created by FromSoftware, a Japanese video game development company. This walkthrough guide is here to optimize your experience with this absolutely stunning game. There are lots of things going on and apparently, it does get pretty difficult after the likes of the Chained Ogre.

In this walkthrough, we’re not going to cover all the small details of the game such as talking about where each item is or upgrading skills, because these depend mostly on how you play and how fast you want things done. But, we will give you the directions and important things you should not miss.


At the point where your shinobi is ready, the first thing should do is to pick up the Ornamental Letter right in front of him. Then just walk forward and jump up to get out of there. At the initial part, you don’t really have to do anything except for walking and sneaking around, until you make your way over to the Divine Air.

You will have to go through the basement of a building where some guards are taking a rest. After that, just sneak through the grass, walk forward and make it to the house where his lord The Divine Air, which is a fragile looking girl, is kept locked. That’s where you’ll get Kusabimaru, your sword, and also the Healing Gourd.


Unfortunately, because the first part is kind of a tutorial, you don’t get any experience if you kill the enemies outside of that house so it doesn’t really matter if you fight them or not. Anyways, continuously look at the symbol above their heads. If it’s yellow, they have not seen you. If it’s red, prepare yourself for battle.

Go out, kill the enemies if you want and jump onto the wall on the left side. Sneak around a little bit and then drop down to kill the guards. You’ll come across a little Boss(mini-boss). He’s quite a bit stronger than the others. After defeating him run towards the right side. Pull yourself up to the wall you’ll encounter and repeat this action to get under the bridge. There’s an ugly bugger you’ll have to kill.

Go to the other side of the bridge and find a door which has a whistle. Blow that whistle to call The Divine Air over. Next, go through the corridor and then go to the boss. He is a strong one, but you can manage to kill him. Anyway, the result is the same whether you kill him or not, so you can just die or take it up as a challenge if you don’t play that way. We recommend you to get beat up on this one.


You’ll wake up with an artificial arm called Shinobi Prosthetic which may be actually a lot better than your real arm. Talk to the Sculptor and go outside to find the Coin Purse and the Pellet.

Go around a little more and you’ll find a dead looking guy which will actually help you train a bit. Finish the training and make your way out to Ashina Outskirts.

Proceed to Part 2: Ashina Outskirts.