When you sacrifice yourself to save your friends in Soul Sacrifice the game isn’t exactly over. Dead players become ghosts that can observe the battlefield. You can see the status of enemies and allies as a ghost. Players can also strengthen allied players and weaken monsters by touching them on screen. So, when you die you’re kind of like Rise from Persona 4: Golden.
Comcept founder Keiji Inafune also talked about the Leviathan, a monster borne out of jealousy and a love for crocodiles. Siliconera spoke to Inafune earlier about Soul Sacrifice and we talked about the concept of avatars sacrificing themselves for the good of the group. The good news is you won’t have to sit out of the game when you turn your spinal cord into a sword.