There's no doubt that plenty of people have enjoyed From Software's notoriously challenging action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice thanks to its difficult combat and inventive gameplay elements. As one might expect, though, not every idea that the development studio had during the creation of the title came to fruition in the final product, but a dedicated fan of the company and its games has now uncovered some of Sekiro's cut content by going through the game files.
Thanks to the work of the From Software fan and YouTuber known as Lance McDonald, he managed to restore a cut item called "Dragon Rot Pellets" back into the game, which allows the One-Armed Wolf to go face-to-face with any character in that's suffering from Dragon Rot in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and cure them individually. After doing this, it triggers unused dialogue in each case, which results in plenty of hidden conversations capable of being heard.
For those unaware, Dragon Rot is a disease in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that affects both players and NPCs in the world, as cases with the former reduces the odds of letting one respawn with all of their money and XP, and cases of the latter preventing one from progressing in a given NPC's quest. In the final build of the game, players are taught how to cure the affliction with a specific item at Sekiro's Sculptor’s Idols.
As previously mentioned, with McDonald having uncovered some cut content in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it's obvious that From Software had to make some choice decisions about what would be in the finalized version of the game and what wouldn't. With this being the case, some have been wondering whether or not the studio had been laying the groundwork for potential post-launch content prior to release. From Software hasn't officially announced Sekiro DLC plans just yet, but one can't rule totally rule them out since Dark Souls titles and Bloodborne received add-ons in the past.
All things considered, McDonald's discovery of cut content in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will likely be seen by many as a fun bit of added context to the One-Armed Wolf's relationships with other characters in the game. What's more is that it will be interesting to find out if there will be any more pieces of cut content that can be uncovered within Sekiro's game files.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.