|Platform PS Vita, PS Vita||Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment||Developer Marvelous AQL||Release Date 2013-04-30|
By Michael McWhertor on Apr 30, 2013 04.30.13
Weighing the risks and spoils of each sacrifice is rewarding Players start Soul Sacrifice as the next-in-line victim of Magusar, a powerful sorcerer who fuels his life force by feeding on the sacrificial deaths of the magically-inclined. Librom, a wise-cracking book bound in flesh, records the fates of the imprisoned and the obscured tales of Magusar, his enemies and his allies. As players read through Librom, they relive the quests and memories of the talking tome's former owner, uncovering — and in some cases rewriting — the history of the sorcerers charged with defending the world from monsters. The concept at the heart of Soul Sacrifice is the player's option to save or sacrifice fallen enemies, from lowly goblins and orcs — twisted mutations of rats and cats, it...
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By Alexa Ray Corriea on Apr 14, 2014 04.14.14
Sony's Japan Studio is bringing three of its PlayStation Vita games to North America: fantasy action game Soul Sacrifice Delta and role-playing games Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Soul Sacrifice Delta will launch on May 13, with more details on Freedom Wars and Oreshika slated to drop in the coming months. Soul Sacrifice Delta (trailer above) includes the original 2013 title with a host of improvements as well as an expansion's worth of new content, including a new character with a new mission, improved AI, more character customization options and additional enemies, items and quests. Graphics have also been optimized and some game areas now have structural changes, including new dynamic weather effects. Dystopian...
By Tracey Lien on Dec 23, 2013 12.23.13
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will be free to download for PlayStation Plus members when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog. In addition to the racing game being added to PlayStation's Instant Game Collection, the PlayStation Store is marking the holidays with discounts on titles like Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (now $3.75, was $14.99), Proteus (now $5.94, was $13.99), Dragon Fantasy Book 1 and 2 bundle (now $8.39, was $19.99) and Hotline Miami (now $1.49, was $9.99). As of Dec. 31, Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita will leave the Instant Game Collection and the above discounts will also end. The complete list of discounted games can be viewed on the PlayStation Blog.
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 25, 2013 11.25.13
Soul Sacrifice is the final addition to the stable of free games added to PlayStation Plus in November, Sony announced today. The PlayStation Vita action role-playing game from Comcept, Marvelous AQL and SCE Japan Studio regularly costs $35.99, but will be available free to PS Plus subscribers once the PlayStation Store is updated tomorrow, Nov. 26. Soul Sacrifice was originally released this past March in Japan and in April in North America. PS Plus users will also be able to pick up two Dynasty Warriors titles at a discount: Dynasty Warriors 6 (reg. $19.99) will be on sale for $11.99, while Dynasty Warriors 7 (reg. $29.99) will be available for $19.99. PS Plus members interested in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen should download it soon — it will leave the Instant Game Collection...
By Jenna Pitcher on Nov 04, 2013 11.04.13
A Japanese television commercial released by Sony demonstrates how the PlayStation Vita TV, a micro-console that allows users play PlayStation Vita and PSP games on their television with a DualShock 3 controller, connects and operates with TVs and PS Vita. As highlighted in the video above, PS Vita TV can serve as a Remote Play hub for PlayStation 4 and will also support video and music services, such as Hulu, Music Unlimited and Nico Nico. Eventually, PS Vita TV users will have access to 1,300 games and packages released for the PS Vita, PSP and the original PlayStation, such as Lumines, Rayman Origins, Gundam Breaker and Soul Sacrifice Delta. Originally announced during Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia's Press Conference 2013, PS Vita TV will be released on Nov. 14 in Japan...
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 31, 2013 10.31.13
Next month, PlayStation 4 games will join the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for the first time, along with five other titles for Sony's existing platforms, the company announced today. Two PS4 titles, Housemarque's Resogun and Compulsion Games' Contrast, will be available free to PlayStation Plus members as of Nov. 15, the day the console launches in North America. The latter title is a replacement for the PS Plus Edition of DriveClub, since publisher Sony Computer Entertainment delayed the racing game into early 2014 earlier this month. PlayStation 3-owning Plus subscribers will be treated to free downloadable copies of ibb and obb from Sparpweed and Codeglue (regularly $9.99); Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen from Capcom (regularly $39.99); and Binary Domain from Sega...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 08, 2013 10.08.13
Soul Sacrifice's final free update will introduce players to 16 new quests, SCEA producer Kumi Yuasa announced via the PlayStation Blog. Quests are included with the game's 1.30 update and can be accessed through the game's Avalon Pacts menu; players should find new sections labeled "Hour of Pure White" and "Hour of Blackness." All 16 quests are ranked at a difficulty level of 10 and will require progress to a certain point, Yuasa said. In the past, the game's free content has added new bosses and additional quests. Soul Sacrifice launched for PlayStation Vita in April. For more on the game, check out our review.
By Emily Gera on Oct 07, 2013 10.07.13
Soul Sacrifice will receive free cross-over DLC with Toukiden: Age of Demons in Japan later this month, developer Comcept announced in a new teaser trailer for the upcoming content. On Oct. 24, an enemy type called Gouenma from Age of Demons will become available in Soul Sacrifice. Additionally, Sony will re-release Soul Sacrifice as a Greatest Hits title on Oct. 10. We've contacted Sony about a potential North American release of this cross-over DLC and will update when further information in made available.
By Michael McWhertor on Sep 21, 2013 09.21.13
An update to PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice is due to hit Japan early next year, bringing it with it new monsters to battle, refined graphics, new characters and costumes and improved AI. Perhaps the most significant changes coming to the new version, named Soul Sacrifice Delta, are the introduction of a new faction, Grim, and the choice to neither save or sacrifice your fallen enemies. Instead of making that choice themselves, players can let fate decide it for them. Soul Sacrifice creator Keiji Inafune explained the new choice (or lack thereof) in an interview with Polygon at Tokyo Game Show this week, saying that sacrificing your foes is the selfish option used to get ahead at any cost. The saving option, he said, is meant for those who believe you must save others to save...
By John Funk on Sep 19, 2013 09.19.13
A Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer for an updated version of PS Vita action title Soul Sacrifice focuses on the new abilities and enemies added this time around. The narration is entirely in Japanese, but the images on-screen speak mostly for themselves. Players will be able to align themselves with one of three magic factions: Avalon, Sanctuary and Grim. With their newfound powers they can do battle against hordes of nasty-looking fantasy beasts, turning the world upside down and raising the ground to better deal with flying foes. Soul Sacrifice Delta will have improved graphics and AI from the original, according to the trailer. It was reported last week that the new version will also add a third option when choosing to save or sacrifice fallen enemies or allies. Soul Sacrifice Delta...
PlayStation Vita TV compatible PS Vita games include God Eater 2, Gundam Breaker, Soul Sacrifice Delta and more
By Jenna Pitcher on Sep 09, 2013 09.09.13
The initial list of PS Vita games and software packages compatible with the PlayStation Vita TV, a micro-console allowing users play PlayStation Vita and PSP games on their television with a DualShock 3 controller, includes Lumines, Rayman Origins, Gundam Breaker, Soul Sacrifice Delta and more. Other notable titles include God Eater 2, Spelunker collection, Earth Defense Force 3 Portable Ratchet & Clank: QForce Squadron Galaxy, Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Ultimate Marvel VS. Capcom 3, XBlaze Code: Embryo and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend. The full list of PS Vita games and titles currently revealed for the PS Vita TV can be viewed on the PlayStation Japan site. Using the PS Vita TV device, players will eventually have access...