Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio has announced Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita will be coming to America & Europe in Spring 2013! Mega Man & Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune’s Comcept studio is heading up this adventurous action-RPG together with MarvelousAQL. With Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger/Xenogears) and Wataru Hokoyama (Afrika/Resident Evil 5) working on the game’s music and soundtrack.
Prepare yourself for a brutal combat experience where every decision made will have consequential results. Take on the role of a slave who stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive epic battles between sorcerers and monsters of the past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, the player must be willing to make a sacrifice in exchange — ranging from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life.
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Here’s a Keiji Inafune interview about Soul Sacrifice:
Here are some of the topics Keiji Inafune talks about:
“What I wanted to illustrate in this game was a “reality blended into a fantasy world”. The word “fantasy” normally points to a story that is fictitious; however, with Soul Sacrifice I wanted to illustrate a “reality” within a fantasy that wasn’t sugar-coated. It’s not about focusing on the strange, but to flip the commonly held concept of what a fantasy theme should be with the concept of “reality”.
Cruelty is a reality in our world, and we have to make sacrifices and pay costs on a daily basis. I wanted to blend this “reality” theme into a fantasy world, one filled with magic, and create a new type of gaming experience that relied on the player making sacrifices in order to obtain great power.
There is a “dark pleasure” lying in between fiction and reality that none of us knew was there. If you simply think of it as a “dark fantasy,” then your expectations will be betrayed – but in a good way. Please look forward to Soul Sacrifice. It will be a game that players around the world will surely enjoy.”
PS: No, this isn’t a sequel to Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls.