Soul Sacrifice Confirmed For Both North American & European Release

June 1, 2012Written by Nick Michetti

Sony has confirmed that Vita title Soul Sacrifice will be making its way to both North America and Europe.

On the US and European PS Blogs, Sony announced that the game will see release in both North American and European territories. Keiji Inafune, who revealed details about the game earlier last month, had said at that time that overseas release plans hadn’t been decided yet. Neither a price or a release date time frame were mentioned in the announcement.

The game is being developed by Keiji Inafune of Comcept with MarvelousAQL. The music and soundtrack are being provided by Yasunori Mitsuda and Wataru Hokoyama.

Keiji Inafune released the following statement about the game:

What I wanted to illustrate in this game was a “reality blended into a fantasy world.” The word “fantasy” normally points to a story that is fictitious; however, with Soul Sacrifice I wanted to illustrate a “reality” within a fantasy that wasn’t sugar-coated. It’s not about focusing on the strange, but to flip the commonly held concept of what a fantasy theme should be with the concept of “reality.”

Cruelty is a reality in our world, and we have to make sacrifices and pay costs on a daily basis. I wanted to blend this “reality” theme into a fantasy world, one filled with magic, and create a new type of gaming experience that relied on the player making sacrifices in order to obtain great power.

There is a “dark pleasure” lying in between fiction and reality that none of us knew was there. If you simply think of it as a “dark fantasy,” then your expectations will be betrayed – but in a good way. Please look forward to Soul Sacrifice. It will be a game that players around the world will surely enjoy.

To view the debut trailer of the game, which mostly consists of an interview with Inafune, click on the video below:

To view screenshots of the game, click on the Media Gallery below:

PS Vita owners: Are you excited by the announcement? Let us know in the comments!