Soul Sacrifice Releases The Kraken’s Sad Backstory

By Sato . February 28, 2013 . 5:34pm


The horrific monsters in Soul Sacrifice were once human and Sony has a tragic tale for each poor person who was granted a wish. We talked about some of the other twisted creatures like the Elf and Cyclops. Here’s what happened to the Kraken.


There was once a captain who loved his merchant ship more than anything, even his own family. One day, his ship was attacked by pirates. His crew was slaughtered and the captain was captured along with his beloved ship. Seeing the pirate flag hoisted on top of his ship’s mast was the worst part of all.


After being thrown out into the sea, the captain managed to survive. Afterwards, he vowed to reunite with his beloved ship and got a hold of a warship to take on the pirates. Before long, the captain became known as the “Pirate Killer”. One day, the captain finally saw the pirates on his beloved ship. He chased them down and boarded the ship.


The pirates weren’t going to simply hand him over the ship and fought back. Unfortunately for the captain, he took a heavy blow from the pirate leader that took him down in one hit. Crawling on the floor nearing death, he prayed as he begun to lose consciousness, “I don’t want it to end here, I want my ship back.”


At that moment, he heard a mysterious voice from the depths of the sea.

“I shall grant your wish. Are you prepared to pay the price?”

The bloodied captain nodded. Then, out of nowhere, giant entrails protruded from his body, attacking the pirates one by one until there were none left standing. The delighted captain was relieved, as he was back with his beloved ship… or so he thought.




Ironically, a mysterious secretion oozed out of his body and began to melt the deck of the ship. The gaping hole caused his ship to sink into the sea, as the captain clung onto the ship and went down with it. While sinking down with the ship, he heard that same voice again. “Further desires require further prices to pay. You still have more to offer—“


After floating back to the surface, the captain immediately got back on the warship. He killed the entire crew and began to tear apart the flesh off their bodies. As he collected more flesh, his appearance changed into something familiar… it was the look of his beloved ship.


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The captain wasn’t satisfied, he was still incomplete. In order to become perfect, he required more material. Not only did he lose his body, but he also lost his heart and himself as a human being. He drifted off into the sea in search of more flesh to reproduce what he once loved.

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  • This game ! They did a great job on the background if each monster has such a story ! :)

  • TheExile285

    This game is gonna be so epic

  • MyBodyIsReady

    I bought a Vita for this game. So excited

    If anyones interested, Famitsu have reviewed it…

    Very high praise indeed, everything they say just get’s me even more hyped. But just remember this is the same place that gave Steel Battalion Heavy Armour a higher score than Demon’s Souls…

    • revenent hell

      Personally I dont value what “professional” game reviewers say. Often its not true, or they rate games they personally dont like poorly because its not what they enjoy playing. I just wish they wouldnt claim “Its the average gamers opinion” Uhm No.No its not. If I had to rate an FPS game it would probably fail on so many levels does that mean its the “average” gamers point of view?No. Gamers cant be grouped like that,theres far to many genres to even claim such stupidity…..Sorry this is an ongoing tantrum of mine.
      Actually I tend to read average peoples opinions and reviews more than anything else,they tend to be a little more honest I find since their goal isnt to please people.
      I myself kind of realy want this game but since ive yet to see anything of any actual gameplay yet that kind of holds me back from a pre order.

      • Raze

        Here you go…
        Gameplay and all…

        • revenent hell

          Thanks, after I posted that I went youtube hunting myself…. Sadly im still 50/50 about the game.

          I figured watching about it would solidify my opinion one way or the other but it realy hasnt….If anything it just kind of helped keep me at my current standing.

  • Ferrick

    Holy…. mother… of all back stories @[email protected], i think i will enjoy reading this game’s lore as much as i did as analyzing the backstories of each dark souls bosses, which means i’m in for a nice treat ;)

    • brian

      Have you played any Drakengard games?
      Every weapon in that series (including Nier) has a similarly dark history.
      Like these:

      • Ferrick

        yeah i have played both of them, and you gotta love reading the story behind them, some of them had this eerie feeling to them and gives the game a big touch =P

        though they kinda lost the dark story when the very same weapons appeared in nier (nier is the sequel to drakengard if we get one of the endings where caim appears in the modern world)

  • Pockystix

    thassum berserk feels right thar

  • Ben Sylvia

    Ugh, can’t wait for April 30th.
    Stupid 2 months.

  • Interesting backstory. Shares some parallels with PoTC Davy Jones.

  • Minos

    The other histories kinda sounded like Berserk.

    THIS one sounds like Berserk.

    • Valtiel Ikari

      all my Berserk! Berserk for every one, never enough Berserk!

    • Calling it now this game is a “official” Berserk fanfic? XD

  • Wow Sony, this game is going to be amazing.

  • Zarx

    I love how each of the monsters are twisted by their desires, now I’m just wondering what sort of spells we’ll get from this one.

    • If you save him, he’ll make a good ally, and he’s nice, you should save him :)

  • Raze

    This one is wrath eh?

    • Yep, and im Roy Mustang !
      You can be Al if you want

  • Valtiel Ikari

    This game is geting more Berserk each post, and that is an awesome thing!
    Berserk influence in medieval games should be mandatory!

    • Ferrick

      next thing you know king arthur will jump down and slash one of the beasts in half with a gigantic sword in his hands *cough*guts*cough*


  • badmoogle

    The best thing about this game is the boss designs and their tragic backstories.i really feel sad for them. :(

  • Fango

    This or Monster Hunter?

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