Yes, At One Time, “Forsaken Souls” Was Considered For Soul Sacrifice

By Ishaan . June 1, 2012 . 5:00pm

Remember “Forsaken Souls”? Sony registered a domain for a game by that name in the U.S. recently. When the domain name was reported, it was widely assumed that Forsaken Souls would be the localized title for Soul Sacrifice on the PlayStation Vita.


Then, this morning, Sony announced that Soul Sacrifice is headed to North America and Europe with its title intact, which made us wonder just what Forsaken Souls really was.


It turns out that Forsaken Souls was, in fact, considered as a western title for Soul Sacrifice. On the European PlayStation blog, a Sony representative replied to a reader: “‘Forsaken Souls’ was a regional WIP title. The game will be distributed in Japan, North America and Europe under the name of ‘Soul Sacrifice’.”


Thanks to Siliconera reader, TNA_Lewis, for the heads up!

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  • Well that debunks people’s thought of it being Souls 3.

    • Testsubject909

      We don’t even have Souls 2.

      • Demons Souls and the other one.

  • Guest

    Keep that title for a true Demon’s Souls sequel please…

    • badmoogle

      Why not call it Demon’s Souls 2? :p

      • MrRobbyM

        That sounds too generic. Why Not Demon’s Souls’?

        • Demon’ses’s Souls’ses’s

          • Raharu95

            Chaos Souls

        • boundries_san

          Monster Souls?

        • Exkaiser

          Demons’ Souls’ Souls?

        • Testsubject909

          Monumental’s Fall.

          That could be utilized for either a prequel or a sequel.

          After all… What happens when the last Monumental dies?

          • MrRobbyM

            More demons invade Boletaria. Except this time, they’re giant pink kittens and all weapons turn into jello.

  • I liked Forsaken Souls better

  • So… no Demon’s Souls…

  • popyea

    Phew. I was afraid that might be what they planned on calling a new “Souls” game. The word “Forsaken” comes off as too melodramatic for a Souls title.

  • scratchbach

    Much prefer the name Soul Sacrifice to Forsaken Souls. It just gels with me better.

    • revenent hell

      Yeah I agree. I wish when giving games “western names” they would stay closer with the actual meaning of the words or litteraly translate them barring copywrite issues…
      Soul Sacrifice implies something other than Forsaken souls……
      (and here I shall drift in to a tirade) Just like a ton of games the names dont always give out the same feeling example: Good people die becoming virtues last reward(personally im a fan of good people die over the one Aksys gave it)
      ..I know the tittles themselves can be taken a number of ways depending on who translates it but whats so hard with going with the accepted tittle of the people who created the game? Would that be so very hard if its not already in use? realy?

      This is a personal irk of mine whenever a good name gets thrown aside for something that people “think” sounds better when in reality it dosent. Nine times out of ten the changed name,while still having something to do with the game has an entirely different meaning than the orriginal one when heard or read and I think all the feeling gets lost just for something that someone thinks sounds better…..

      • scratchbach

        I do agree with you, and yeah, I really don’t see how Good People Die becomes Virtue’s Last Reward (still totally happy we’re getting it though). 

        I’m glad Ni no Kuni stayed as Ni no Kuni.

        • Raharu95

          They actually explained it when they announced it would be localize. You should search the blog here at Siliconera.

          • scratchbach

            Ah, thanks! I found the explanation and it makes a bit more sense than I thought it did.

          • Raharu95

            ;) glad to help

  • boundries_san

    Their goes my hopes for Demon Souls for Vita here.T_T

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      It shouldn’t considering the Vita isn’t even one year old and anything could happen in years to come~.

  • jujubee88

    Keji Inafune 
    Marvelous AQL

    ^ …. Now THAT is how you build a dev team around a VITA game.

  • glad they stuck to the original name, pointless to change it anyway.

  • eilegz

    so demon soul style of game?

    • Testsubject909

      For the Vita

      If that’s the case.

      *prepares his body*

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