Soul Sacrifice Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer And Customization

By Ishaan . February 24, 2013 . 4:30pm

Sony have shared a “Hyper Magic Battle Action” trailer for Soul Sacrifice that shows off in-game footage from the hunting action game that lets players sacrifice body parts (among other things) in order to perform magic. Take a look at the trailer below:



Soul Sacrifice is being developed by Keiji Inafune in collaboration with Marvelous AQL. The game will be published by Sony in Japan and is slated for release in North America on April 30th and in Europe on May 1st.

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  • riceisnice

    When will blood stop being such a huge appeal. It’s so icky.

    • Pain777sev

      The gameplay is fantastic and forward thinking. This is THE hunting game done right. Everyone who has played this game demo extensively have pronounced it the true successor to the MH formula only their is a lot more depth in the gameplay. Look past the aesthetics because this one will probably suprise a lot of people.

      • Suicunesol

        I’m sure that’s true.

        It’s not really an answer to riceisnice’s comment, though. :P

        • tubers

          non sequitur? xD

      • tubers

        I don’t see any weapon featurettes or armor crafting.. It doesn’t seem that near MH..

        IDK about being a “true successor”.. seems something more along a deviation/sidestep.

        • TheExile285

          I don’t know what Pain is talking about. this isn’t meant to succeed to MH. Its intended to be its own game

          • Pain777sev

            The weapon system is so unique in that it is a spell. To get a sword you have to sacrifice a piece of metal or wood. Look up some extensive previews from Epic Name bro on youtube. He actually got me up to speed and hype for this game. Go and take a look I’ll put a link.


          • TheExile285

            but it doesn’t really look like MH. it looks and sounds like its own game. especially with Spell Fusion and Sacrifice mechanic

          • tubers

            And it makes it less of an MH formula successor since it’s pretty different.

          • Pain777sev

            The ideas that the team is putting forth are truly innovative but to get an understanding of it we need the full game. It strips out somethings and streamlines others. In other words you will not need armor because something else will supplement that benefit. You will not choose a sword type because on the battle field you can decide at any time what you want to do whether range spells, swords, summons… the game is going to be awesome lets leave it at that. I love MH too…

  • TheExile285

    My body is so ready for this game.

    Glad to see there is a good variety of monsters and environments. Before this trailer, I was worried those 2 things would be lacking

  • benhofb

    April 30th cannot come soon enough…

  • MrRobbyM

    I think I found the perfect way to explain this game.

    Dark Souls + Monster Hunter + On drugs = Soul Sacrifice

    • tubers

      I can see it: It’s gonna be downplayed on some reviews.

      Monster Hunter wannabe and tries to capitalize on the “Souls” brand and aesthetics.


    • Pockystix

      I think I found the perfect way to explain that explanation: recent game+recent game in the same genre = new IP

      ‘cuz everything is just a copy of everything made in the last year or so. . . = ,=

      it also really doesn’t look anything like the two games you mentioned either

      • MrRobbyM

        Wow, okay. Who pissed in your cornflakes?

        Third person game with many types of armor where you fight giant monsters is very Monster Huntery. Dark Souls because the armors looks like Dark Souls on crack. But really, the game in general looks like Dark Souls on crack.

        • I’d punch every human being for pissing at Cornflakes – for Sagat’s sake.

          I dont get why many people refer to DaS either. What I think though, is that it is quite connected with the early days of this games announcement and people thinking it might be a Souls Game from FromSoft. In terms of Gameplay – it is not even to the slightest identical to DaS imo. As for the Design and atmosphere – maybe a little, but not so much, that I’d say that DaS or DeS are that games inspiration.

          It’s really more of MonHun rather than DaS to me, may it be the Gameplay or the monsters themself.

          • MrRobbyM

            Yeah, I was referring to the design, especially the armors and some of the monsters. The game is much more Monster Hunter than any Souls game as you said.

            Also, not to me, but I can sort of understand the “feeling” of the game might be something reminiscent of Dark Souls. Sacrificing, slaying huge, ugly beasts and what not. That’s my guess.

          • Its just a Soul Sacrifice like ;)

    • Domii

      Agreed. Although I don’t see where people keep getting these heavy MH impressions. To me it looks more like a Souls game than MH. Which is a great thing because Dark/Demon souls>MH any day of the week IMO.

      • MrRobbyM

        Probably because you fight giant monsters.

        • Domii

          I don’t know about that. Many games with the same concept came before MH, and yet people still say this looks like it. To me this is too dark and gritty to resemble MH. I’ll put this In a class of its own in till I play it.

      • Probably because Sony keeps calling it a “hunting action game”. I don’t think it’s anything like a Souls game at all. Those are survival horror games in a sense.

  • kulosterol

    Hey it’s Keiji Fujiwara. Man, that guy is in everything.

    • TheExile285


      and Keji is awesome, that is why he is so popular. he may become the next Kojima

      • kulosterol

        Haha Keiji Fujiwara is the narrator for this trailer.

        • TheExile285

          oh, fail on my part. >_<

  • $24431191

    I want that announcer guy to narrate my life.

  • Pain777sev

    This will end up a game of the year for some publications. It may not sell but everyone who plays it will have high praise for the brilliance of the design. They have stated that the spell crafting and summoning system is amazing. This is one of my most anticipated games of the year.

    • TheExile285

      I hope it does. The game looks amazing and I’ve heard mostly good things from people who played the demo.

  • Hinataharem

    Not at all do I regret my preorder. This game looks bootyful

  • Pain777sev

    The more I think about it this game is a blueprint for Final Fantasy. Square needs to take a long hard look at what this game is doing and try to expand on its systems for next gen though I think Versus will have a similar system with AI characters and you control one of them. This game should help all japanese developers on some level. Hopefully Comcept gets some money off of their “sacrifice” in giving many devs ideas to work from.

  • Afrit

    Here is the live action tv commercial:

    another short commercial:

    • tubers

      Did you see the 2nd gameplay vid (your 2nd link)..

      More than half of the votes are dislikes.. hmmm.

      • Afrit

        Haha, I didn’t pay attention to that. It could a fanboyish counter act from veteran hunters ;P

        To be fair that short gameplay footage chosen in the commercial does not represent the true game, IMO. What Ishaan posted does the trick but unfortunately not fit for a TV size commercial.

  • almostautumn

    Glad they’re pushing it so hard. Certainly seems a top tier title…

    Personally, I was a little put-off by the demo. The melee attacks have such an excrutiatingly long “load” time when they form on the character, and it took only a few seconds of non-use for it to evaporate, incurring you to load it yet again. And I mean long…
    I am really hoping that there is just a deeper variety in melee, hopefully light attacks that don’t take so dramatic an animation to equip. I’m sticking by my pre-order regardless, but I do hope that the main game shows a difference from the demo.

  • Dis gunna be gud

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Brutal. 2 more months to wait…

  • Follower_of_Pram

    Wonder if that Soul Sacrifice Vita bundle will come to the states…would love to get that special skin to the Vita. Shame I don’t have any close friends getting the game that I can play the hero/villain with.

  • Hyped as hell ^_^

  • Matthew Bastable

    cannot wait for this game, glad ive got persona 4 the golden to keep me occupied. Any want to add me on psn to play this game then feel free its mattybwbafc

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, showcases the males different facial builds and the females… different hair colors. Oh well, hopefully there will be more armors for them than just the skimpy little things displayed here in the video. Also, elemental armors. Niice.

  • Vash bane

    oh vita
    how thy tempt me

  • Sylveria

    Growing increasingly curious to see how this turns out.

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