Jan 29, 2013

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Soul Sacrifice Hits Vita April 30

Soul Sacrifice Hits Vita April 30

I know not long ago I lamented a lack of new games coming to the Vita, and realized I failed to mention Soul Sacrifice. One reason? At the time of writing, I wasn’t entirely convinced the game would see the promised Western release.

Today, Sony officially revealed the game’s street date along with pre-order bonuses via the PlayStation Blog. The boxart is similar to the Japan cover (complete with giant flaming phallic sword).

Those who pre-order will have access to the following bonuses:

  • Two (2) Unique Costumes with which players can customize their character
  • Three (3) Magic Items to aid players in battle:
  • Spirits’ Flamepike – Shards of the spear provided by Fire spirits, unleashing a five hit combo attack with heat effects
  • Spirits’ Blightstone – Explosive stones with poison effects provided by the spirits
  • Spirits’ Fulgurwood – Root provided by the Thunder spirits. Tracks enemies on the ground and attacks with thunder spell

Another interesting bonus for those who pre-order is free, day-one access to the Japan voice-track add-on. The DLC will be available for purchase, but those who pre-order will have access to the pack at no additional cost. I think that’s a great way to reward your pre-order customers while making the Japanese language track available for those who want it. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing more games do this if the only other option is to have only English available.

The main premise of the game is the ability to sacrifice parts of your character’s body or items in order to unleash devastating attacks. Doing so leaves permanent marks, so you can’t simply sacrifice the same part over and over again. In addition, in four-player, you can sacrifice one or more party members to help defeat a powerful foe.

Not much information has been leaked regarding the game, but it looks like a Monster Hunter clone with a bit of a twist. The PS Blog promises more info soon, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]