Today, Sony alongside Keiji Inafune (the mind who created Mega Man) held a conference at Tokyo Japan’s International Forum about the upcoming Playstation Vita game Soul Sacrifice. Soul Sacrifice, which was first spotted in a scan of the Japanese magazine Famitsu on April 18th, is an action game directed by Inafune, with planning by his company Comcept and developed by Marvelous AQL with Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio providing assistance. While not officially announced one could expect Soul Sacrifice to be in the same vein as Demon’s Souls; after all, From Software was also assisted by SCE Japan during the development of Demon’s Souls.
The theme of Soul Sacrifice is within the title itself. You literally sacrifice your soul or parts of your body to execute powerful spells or attacks, as noted in our other article here. In Soul Sacrifice you’re a sorcerer who was captured by another sorcerer. You are then locked away in a prison, and set to be sacrificed, however you stumble upon a book. This book, Golam, acts as the hub of the game, as within the book are stories in which depict the battle of sorcerer’s and monsters. The stories (basically quests) can be done over 4 player co-op, though whether the co-op is online or offline has yet to be announced. Sacrificing is what’s most important in Soul Sacrifice and is what the game is built around. If you sacrifice too much of your body to use powerful magics you can slowly lose your human form, however if you don’t sacrifice your body at all you won’t have the strength required to defeat the various enemies.
Soul Sacrifice will be launching in Japan in Winter 2012, and in other countries in 2013, and as of right now Soul Sacrifice is over 50% complete. The game is rich with talent and features composers from games such as Chrono Trigger and Xenogears and producers from Dark Cloud and Demon’s Souls. Sony is highly confident in this game, more so than they’ve ever been in any Playstation Vita release so far. A 6 page ad in Famitsu speaks volumes to that. You’d better get your body ready, because after you play this game, there ain’t going to be much of it left.
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