As speculated, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is leading development on Soul Sacrifice, preliminary leaks from this week’s Famitsu have revealed. Marvelous AQL, developer of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory, is the studio behind the title. SCE Japan Studio is producing. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenoblade) and Wataru Hokoyama (Resident Evil 5) are composing its score.
The “Sacrifice” in the title refers to a type of magic, known as Sacrifice Magic, available to players in-game. For example, to use Gleipnir, you must sacrifice your fingres, and throw a punch with your extended bones. Or to use Gorgon, you must sacrifice your eyeballs, and use them to shoot out beams. To use Excalibur, you must pull out your spinal cord by sticking your hand down your throat, and use it as a sword. Or for Gungir, your bones and nerves will rise from the body and attack the enemy.
The main character is a man raised by a cruel sorcerer who keeps humans as slaves. Screenshots in the magazine show creatures who have used too much magic and have thus lost their human form – the “original humans.”
Monsters appearing in the game include Cerberus, Slime, Durahan, Harpy and a Minotaur.
Soul Sacrifice is currently 50 percent complete and is due this winter for PlayStation Vita. It will reportedly feature 2-4 player co-op.
Thanks, Game Johou.