Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gets an unofficial photo mode

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 1 April 2019 15:27 GMT

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of few recent games that did not ship with a photo mode.

Photo modes are so big now, they’re highlighted as major features in pre-launch marketing campaigns, and in patch notes when they do show up post launch.

Unfortunately for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, no such thing has been done, leading many to believe the From Software action game may not get one ever. Though it may not have the graphical prowess of God of War, or Assassin’s Creed, Sekiro is one of the most aesthetically pleasing games released this year.

Much of the beauty of Sekiro comes from the flow of combat. By pausing at the right frame – in videos at least – you can produce some truly stellar shots.

To help with that pursuit, Twitter user @jim2point0 created an AOB Cheat Engine table that basically hacks a photo mode into the game. Jim2point0 is perfect for the task because they’re already a master at in-game photography (you can follow their Twitter for more).

The script requires Cheat Engine to function, and it basically lets you freeze the action with the press of a button. You’ll also be able to freeze Sekiro, and enemies interdependently if you’re looking to set up a specific shot.

Controller support is absent, so you’ll have to rely on your mouse for framing.

You can see the updated version on Google Docs. All you need to do is copy the script into the AOB menu and capture away. If you’re unconvinced, see what artists like Ιchisake have been able to accomplish with the tool so far.

Screenshots by Jim2point0.

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