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PSN Version of Soul Sacrifice Includes the Pre-order Bonuses, Keiji Inafune: “My Own Life Story has Been the Inspiration of This Game”

April 30, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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You can already head to stores for your copy of Soul Sacrifice, after reading our review of course, but if you’d rather have a digital version of the new PlayStation Vita game when it comes to the PlayStation Store later today in North America, you won’t be missing out on anything.

Sony has announced that the retail pre-order bonuses for Soul Sacrifice will also be given for free to anyone who buys it from the PSN for a limited time. If you need a refresher as to what this involves, check out everything below:

  • Two Unique Costumes with which you can customize your character
  • Three Magic Items to aid players in battle:
    • Spirits’ Flamepike: Shards of the spear provided by Fire spirits. (Attributes: heat) Enables five combo attacks.
    • Spirits’ Blightstone: Explosive stone provided by the spirits. (Attributes: venom)
    • Spirits’ Fulgurwood: Root provided by the Thunder spirits. (Attributes: volt) It tracks enemies on the ground and attacks with thunder spell.
  • The Japanese voice-over pack.

To give you a little insight into Soul Sacrifice, Keiji Inafune, Founder of Comcept, talked about his trials and tribulations:

My own life story has been the inspiration of this game. I was put in a lot of situations where I had to make tough decisions. I learned that things don’t go well just because you want to be famous or rich or a better person. You have to constantly think what you’re willing to give up or sacrifice to make things happen. In the past, in order to make interesting games, I had to give up on my sleep, or time with my family. I had to make these tough choices to create interesting games. I also had to give up my status and position when leaving my previous job in order to run my own company. But sometimes, you have to give up something in order to start something, and I thought bringing this to the game would bring realness to the game and create something that players have never been able to experience.

Games are evolving to more and better reflect our emotions. Before, things seemed to be just digital and two dimensional. It was mostly only about whether you were strong or weak, whether could fight at a higher level or not. I believe it will go beyond that, using emotions and instinct, things that are less about a gamer’s ability. I think this will become more important going forward, and I am proud that Soul Sacrifice is among those games to further explore a profound emotional aspect and moral dilemma in-game.

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