You Should Be Paying Attention to Keiji Inafune's 'Soul Sacrifice'

By Joseph Christ on May 10th, 2012 (10 comments)

The  list of currently available Vita games is a bit short right now, especially the list of good triple-A titles. Sure there are some really good looking games coming our way, but for a launch title it's admittedly a little light in the breeches at the moment.  That's probably why you should start paying attention to Soul Sacrifice, an action horror title for the PS Vita by Keiji Inafune, one of the creators of Mega Man.

In Soul Sacrifice you play a sorcerer's slave who uses a type of sacrifice magic system in battle. The player can sacrifice anything within the world or environment (even their own body parts), and the bigger or more important the item, the more powerful magic it will produce.  The magic also as a masochistic effect in that the player will lose humanity whenever they use it, which can slowly turn them into a humanoid and provide long lasting consequences to which, and how much, magic you decide to use.

According to a reveal in Famitsu, that's actually a lot of what you'll be fighting. Demon's who were once humans, but found themselves twisted and deformed by their use of magic.

The game also features 4 player co-op and some fairly grotesque imagery. Mega Man this is not. Check out the trailer and screens below. We'll be keeping this one on our radar.


Tags: Soul Sacrifice, Sony, PS Vita

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  • WingZero 2 years, 7 months ago

    I'm sorry...but that header image just looks wrong.

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  • Reick17 2 years, 7 months ago

    I've been hearing some buzz on this game, but it's been pretty off-the-radar. I'll probably get this, as my Vita has been pretty lonely on the shelf recently.

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  • Rhineville 2 years, 7 months ago

    That was some clever cropping for sure.

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  • lemith 2 years, 7 months ago

    Id love to see some more gameplay!

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  • Joseph Christ 2 years, 7 months ago

    I honestly didn't mean to crop it so suggestively. Not this time anyway.

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    • AdjacentKitten 2 years, 7 months ago

      I don't think that image would have looked right even if you didn't crop it.

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  • mgs2master2 2 years, 7 months ago

    Not trying to sound like a fan boy, but with new games like this coming to the vita, it may finally get the appreciation it deserves.

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  • Neon Vanguard 2 years, 7 months ago

    Ho shit, laddies. Batten down the hatches and sign me arse up.

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  • TheOttomatic91 2 years, 7 months ago

    game looks great just don't see it doing well considering how "successful" the psp was over here in the west

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  • Scaarecrow 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hope this is at E3, the game looks a lot better in motion. The leaked gameplay video definitely got me interested in this. The co-op aspect has me excited, but I hope it's online and not ad-hoc. The joys of not having a router next to your ps3 would exclude ad-hoc Party for me. That's no fun...

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