Soul Sacrifice Delta Introduces A Third Faction, More Co-Op Elements

By Sato . September 20, 2013 . 11:55am

Earlier this month, we got a first look at Soul Sacrifice Delta, which according to creator Keiji Inafune, is not an update with new monsters, but a brand new game with new features. The official website updates us with a closer look at what to expect from Delta.

 

In Soul Sacrifice, players were part of an organization called Avalon, known for sacrificing magical beasts. In the new DLC episode, “Saviors of Heresy,” we were introduced to a new organization called the Sanctuary. Contrary to their darker counterpart, Sanctuary focused more on saving beasts rather than sacrificing them.

 

Soul Sacrifice Delta will be introducing us to a third faction, known as “Grimm”. Unlike the other two organizations, who either save or sacrifice monsters, Grimm goes by the philosophy of letting the heavens decide on the beast’s fate, as they go with the option of “choice”. Their purpose in the world still remains unknown, but it will be revealed in Soul Sacrifice Delta.

 

Of the three mentioned organizations, players will be required to pick one which they’ll belong to. In addition to the types of magic you get, the loot you get upon completing quests will also change, depending on your organization.

 

The above is a look at what the save and sacrifice part of Soul Sacrifice Delta. In addition to having the options to save or sacrifice, you’ll get to hold both L and R buttons to go with the “Luck” choice.

 

While the choice will result in either saving or sacrificing the target, going with “Luck” will provide a different effect compared to the other options. Regardless of whether they live or die, you’ll also gain both magic power and health.

 

In addition to the 40 monsters that were part of Soul Sacrifice, who will be returning with updated graphics and AI, Soul Sacrifice Delta will feature many new monsters. We recently got a look at a couple of the new monsters that were inspired by fairy tales.

 

 

This time, there will also more cooperative aspects to the game. The above images depict one player using what appears to be the morphing Soldier’s Ember, who is launched by another player’s Fire Giant’s Arm.

 

There will also be new enchanting abilities, that allow you to enchant non-attributed weapons with an elemental boosts. Weapons without any elemental attribute tend to have more raw power, which will also be kept when enchanted, making it a good way of dealing heavier damage against enemy weaknesses.

 

Soul Sacrifice Delta will also be bringing the Grimm’s Fairy Tale theme to their maps, as shown in the images above. Additionally, it will also be bringing back enhanced versions of the older maps. Finally, this time, when monsters go berserk, they’ll be destroying much more of their surroundings.

 

Soul Sacrifice Delta is slated for release on March 2014 for PlayStation Vita.


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  • Pockystix

    looks great to me~

  • Pockystix

    looks great to me~

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Love the philosophy behind the three factions:

    Avalon: “The sins of this beast shall condemn it to Hell”
    Sanctuary: “This poor soul must be salvaged from its path of chaos”
    Grimm: “Meh…”

    Loving the planned update to everything, from the monsters to the stages to the spells. Bring it on!!

    (BTW, I hope that Mother Goose is a new boss. Do it!!)

    • Mugen555

      In TGS video, Librom does said that their way is kinda jerk
      Rapunzel stage and snow white are really creepy(Snow white are bit disturbing)

  • Byas

    These co-op spells, imagine the possibilities… This feature alone granted a sale from me.

    • SlickRoach

      Yes! Hopefully it’ll turn friendly fire into a good thing. Don’t remember how many times I got messed up while charging up a spell in the original. Love the bigger emphasis on teamwork.

  • http://people.ign.com/princerevolver Surgeon Of Death

    Skipped the first one, so I’ll get this. My Vita collection needs work.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Dam she’s hot

    • Göran Isacson

      I know right, dat spindly bony arm protruding from that oversized, skinless sku- oh. OOH you meant the Red Riding Hood girl with the poisoned apple. Which was the exact same person I was referring to as well.

      Totally the same person I was referring to.

    • 栗場 江理久

      We need that dress. I hope they let us mix and match outfits and whatnot. Was disappointed that some of the NPCs had some clothing combo’s I wanted but can’t. She reminds me of Little Red Riding hood………no way……..

    • artemisthemp

      I think she is Red Riding Hood.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

        Well her name is Red Hood

        • artemisthemp

          Hopefully they use the original story about the Red Hood and not the child version.

          • Chido55

            It was his mom D:

    • ShadowDivz

      Now, i don’t believe in marriage… But for her, i would make an exception.

    • Chido55

      Again, the story behind this Archfiend was another tearjerker. That was her mother inside him :_;

  • Ferrick

    hmm, i guess i’ll go with grimm, sounds like an interesting faction

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

      OMG you’re alive

      • Ferrick

        yes lol

    • TheExile285

      so to get you back on Siliconera, we just need to talk about SS. Interesting *writes down*

      You play the God DLC yet?

      • Ferrick

        well not exactly because of SS lol

        i’ve not played any dlc since the dullahan one

        • TheExile285

          oh you missed fighting the pain in the ass Wraith and Cait Sith lol

          • MyBodyIsReady

            They really are a pain in the ass. I love fighting the Ouroboros though, that guy is one crazy mofo.

            Working on unlocking my gold costume at the moment :)

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Thanks Sato! i’m going to probably import this and get the localized version for my character

    • Sato

      Anytime! I’m looking forward to it, too :) Soul Sacrifice was a pleasant surprise. I ended up putting more time into it than I thought I would haha

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

        Me too :) it was my first platinum too :)

    • ShadowDivz

      I love your avatar.

  • Shady Shariest

    YES! An article i can link in case of another lost soul telling that this isn’t a sequel!

  • TheExile285

    “Regardless of whether they live or die, you’ll also gain both magic power and health.”

    Man, I hope they buffed the other classes or Neutral is gonna be OP…. again.

    Game sounds good so far. I hope they add ALOT of new spell types. Also a hub area for each class would be nice. Always wondered what the insides of Avalon and Sactuary were like.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Neutral OP?
      Im OP?
      By the gods….I thought I was weak!
      My life changed!!!
      Im OP!!!

  • neo_firenze

    The TGS of Vita? Seems like the system is really coming into its own, with an especially vibrant scene from the Japanese developers these days. Lots of buzz around stuff like Vita TV, PS4 connectivity/remote play, a huge indie scene. And we’re just getting new game info in rapid-fire succession – just off the top of my head and a quick scan of a couple pages of Siliconera articles:

    Soul Sacrifice Delta
    Gravity Rush 2 tease (yeah not confirmed as a Vita title, but…)

    New Deception title
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD
    Disgaea 4 Returns
    God Eater 2

    Badman G
    Gundam Breaker

    Phantasy Star Nova
    Madoka Magica
    Akiba’s Trip 2
    Neptunia Re;birth

    Not really shocking to me, as the timing of about 1.5 years into the system’s life is about when you’d expect a bit of an uptick. But to me this is a pretty strong argument that the system’s doomsayers were being a bit overdramatic and/or premature.

  • jujubee88

    Whoa. Hopefully I wont have to make heart breaking choices like in the first Soul Sacrifice.

    ….Who am I kidding? :(

  • charles addow

    I’d like to get my hands on those apples…

  • Natalie Rath

    Finally!

    I am itching to play next year’s games for the Vita. But for now I will stick to my 3DS till it comes out.

  • Ben Sylvia

    But I saw one image that showed the map with spots for each faction that looks like a mission select kinda thing.

    So can you switch your faction or once you finish their missions you can select another?

    Curse my need to have everything in a game.

  • artemisthemp

    Hopefully they don’t make Morgen La fay or Werewolf more smart, since those 2 monsters is already a pain to kill

    • ShadowDivz

      Tell me about it.

  • ShadowDivz

    We get to choose? Awesome. I wonder if they’ll all have they’re own specific story path or something.

  • Vash bane

    holy crap :O

    ….that is all

    edit: ok just looked at the main site and I have to say those are some awesome updates and the three fraction thing is cool(havnt played SS in months so I havnt played any of the dlc) im just curious does this mean there is a chance of pvp? if the fraction like have conflicting ideals.

    and the new magics are cool aswell and it seems they are encouraging co-op with the new magics that work together.

    it would be pretty cool if you could change fractions at some point because a lot of thos new spells looks just awesome and now we have a complete customization feature? just awesome

  • カルロ ランバルディ

    i love soul sacrifice! i cant wait for the next one. the art work looks incredible! and the new ideas sound great!

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