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Soul Sacrifice is arguably the best game I have ever played for the PlayStation Vita. This is Sony Computer Entertainment Japan’s answer to the popular “Monster Hunter” series. Keiji Inafune is well known for the Onimusha and MegaMan series that he created for Capcom. Now he’s back with this brand new IP for Sony.
Without giving anything away, the game is very mission based. You have your typical collect/find items and kill the boss type of scenarios. Instead of dinosaur type monsters, though, you wage battle with evil, demonic, trippy looking creatures. From Cerberus to a Harpy, even a possessed Rat. What’s impressive about this game is the character design and stages. The creatures that you fight are gloriously well drawn and animated. You gotta have some type of imagination to be able to think of these type of creatures. They do not look typical at all. A lot of reviews I read for this game just talk about the gameplay and multiplayer aspect, however there is more to it than that.
Sony wrapped up their TGS 2012 presentation with a few announcements last night. It all started when Andrew House, President and Group CEO of SCE, got on stage unveiling a new, redesigned PS3. The new PS3, approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3, will be available in 250GB and 500GB models on September 25th in North America. The 250GB will go for $269.99, as part of a limited edition bundle featuring Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year edition, and a voucher for more than $30 worth of digital content for Dust 514. As for the 500GB model, it will be available in a limited edition Assassin’s Creed III bundle on October 30th in North America. Both models will be available in Black and White.
Soul Sacrifice is a game of Sorcery in which one sacrifices body parts to cast devastating spells and create archaic weapons. Battling it out with large foes in this online co-op action titles will be a treat for many Playstation Vita owners. SCEJ and Marvelous AQL bring us this dark and doleful tale of a slave that serves an evil sorcerer who frees himself with a demon spell book that appears before him before he is sacrificed. You will be able to pick between a few different types of playable characters styles ranging from tank, caster to melee. Hopefully we get more details soon and maybe a release date.
A recent teaser trailer was released a couple days ago which you can see here and there is a small conference going to be held on this game soon in Japan, but until then, we have some new details to share.
-Game based around a book in its central story call The Demon Book
-Main character was raised by cruel sorcerer
-Player enters the book to fight monsters
-Gameplay will have a customization component which changes how your character looks depending on how you play.
-Monsters are old humans who lost their way. Make a mistake and your character will become monster-like.
-Magic is based on sacrificing body parts for Magical attacks i.e. cutting your fingers off, ripping your spine out, gouging out your eyes each resulting in a special attack.
-Game supports 1-4 players (not sure in what fashion yet) and you can sacrifice other players.
-Keiji Inafune is the planning and development lead
-Marvelous AQL is where development is taking place
-Music done by Yasunori Mitsuda and Watru Hokoyama
-Produced by Kentaro Motomura and Teruyuki Toriyama
-Winter release as the game is 50% complete
Already one of the most anticipated Vita titles, there is a lot of speculation on this game. In this teaser we get to see the tiniest bit of game play and that it is a very dark game, fast paced and most importantly, Its a tad reminiscent of a Souls game and a little Monster Hunter. The odd thing that I don’t see is weapons. This game seems to be all about the magic.
Tomorrow, May 10th in Japan, there will be a conference given for this game. We should see a full trailer and get some much needed information. What would you like to see happen in this game?
*Rumor* There is a rumor that this could actually be Keji Inafune’s (Resident Evil Producer) secret Vita game.