Soul Sacrifice’s Griffon Enemy Was Once A Wealthy Noble

By Yusouf . August 15, 2012 . 2:10pm

In Soul Sacrifice, you get to fight an enemy called the Griffon. This week, Sony provided information on the creature via their Playstation Blog.


The Griffon was once a noble that lived a life of wealth, supported by heavy taxes exacted from the people and lands under his rule. Then, one day, he was presented with a golden statue that depicted a creature that was a combination of a beast, a bird, and a man. Struck by an inexplicable love for the statue, the noble ultimately ended up killing his wife for hiding it from him.


Years later, during an uprising, when rebels stormed his castle, they found his love of gold had allowed the statue to take over his body and transform him into its likeness.


Sony also showed off a couple more spells that you can use in Soul Sacrifice. As you’re aware, instead of sacrificing your body parts for powerful magic, you can sacrifice items to create weapons instead, like the Plant Sword and Raijin Statue Axe. The list of magic that you can conjure grows with the Giant’s Bones and the Stone Wall Ruins.


True to its name, by sacrificing the Giant’s Bones, you can harden your fists and grow them to massive size:



In contrast, Stone Wall Ruins provides a defensive magic for those who prefer to play it safe. By sacrificing the Stone Wall Ruins a massive wall will appear to shield you from harm.

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  • I just want this game, now! I really want to know the story behind that harpy, now.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    “It’s Broken Record Time! Today’s tune: ‘How Soul Sacrifice Looks So Friggin’ Awesome’! Enjoy the show, folks!”

    Seriously, it’s unfortunate that we can only gush and gush about the title without actually having hands-on with it. (It’s times like these I wish I was part of the gaming press…)

    I hope they can release a demo sometime soon to help whet our appetites.

  • Domii

    I want this game asap. I heard from another site that if players decide to play nice and not sacrifice other monsters/players, the game will be much much harder. Omg!!!

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder if we’ll actually explore these monsters as characters in the story, or if their background is just mostly fluff. Also, how does one carry around a Stone Wall Ruin for quick sacrificing in the first place?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Take a small piece of the wall?

    • PoweredByHentai

      Here, watch this: 

      Those boss monsters and whatnot are originally humans and as you deal more damage to them, red words start to show up on your screen as a haunting reminder of that former human’s desires and regrets.

      Something that the Japanese translator in the video failed at:

      -Brave One = hero
      -Wise man = sage (or cleric class)

      Inafune and the developers were talking about how there are no job classes in the game and that every player is essentially a sorcerer/mage who can do those traditional job classes via the magic that they decide to employ.

  • Shiki

    Why can’t i stop drooling ? I need this game now!!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yep, still sounds interesting.

  • while this game idea is interesting, lets see some gameplay…

  • Rohan Viajar

    so I can be Fisto? lol XD

  • HassanJamal

    Man, the monsters design sure are grotesque looking :I cant wait to beat them up on my vita :D

  • PK212

    I really wish this game wasn’t on Vita. I mean, part of the reason I don’t want to buy the Vita is due to lack of games but I still need there to be more games either announced or showcased towards my liking to justify buying a Vita at this point.

    • Syn

      And how will the vita get more games if games like this one aren’t released for it and thus boost it sales I ask you ohhh concerned gamer??

      Forgive the sarcasm, but your statement is contradictory of itself, wishing that a game wasnt on the system while saying its because of its lack of games does not make sense to me. Its a NEW console, even the beloved 3DS did not catch steam until a year later. If you monitor the Vita news on many game sites, the Vita will have several more interesting and high profile games by the end of the year.

      • PK212

        I know there is a contradiction in what I said, and I pointed it out. I just wish there were a few more titles I was interested in when the Vita was released.

    • Nicholas Gatewood

      I made the mistake of buying a 3DS right after launch, trusting the Nintendo brand as I always had before. Eight months later, I refunded my system without ever owning any 3DS game. On the Vita’s launch date I bought six games with it, I’ve never been happier with any other system I’ve owned. The Vita’s got a great library, there are just long periods without many game releases that get a little annoying followed by huge bursts of major game releases.

      Well, you did post your comment seven months ago so that partially justifies it, but then again your comment was that much closer to its launch date so it more than takes away the justification… hm.

      I just can’t wait for PS2 Classics and larger, cheaper memory cards, myself. I’m fine with the Vita, PSP and PS1 titles I have but swimming in games isn’t as fun as drowning in a torrential hell-storm of them.

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