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Keiji Inafune's Soul Sacrifice Unveiling Streamed in English

posted on 2012-05-12 14:30 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Enemy designs, gameplay, staff presentations from PS Vita game

Sony began streaming three summary videos — in Japanese and in English — from the unveiling of the upcoming Soul Sacrifice PlayStation Vita game on Friday. Project leader Keiji Inafune (Rockman/Megaman, Onimusha, Dead Rising) and other members of the development staff unveiled new game content during a Thursday event at the Tokyo International Forum center.

The player in the game is a slave to a cruel magician. As the slave is about to be sacrificed, a mysterious "Golam Book" that is actually monster in disguise appears before the slave. It is unclear if this book will be an enemy or an ally. The game will allow for up to four-players in co-op play. In the world of the game, in order to use magic, a sacrifice must be offered. If correct compensation is not offered, magic users will lose their lives. The compensations range from simple items such as jewels to body parts. As magic users become more powerful, they lose their human appearance and will eventually turn into the monsters that inhabit the world.

Inafune, formerly of CAPCOM, is helming the project at his current studio comcept. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan will produce the title developed by Marvelous AQL. Kentarou Motomura is serving as producer, while Teruyuki Toriyama will act as his assistant producer. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Xenoblade Chronicles) and Wataru Hokoyama (Afrika) are in charge of the game's music.

Soul Sacrifice's first game trailer streamed on Thursday. The game is slated to ship this winter.


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