Back at Game Developer’s Conference, Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune said he was developing a PlayStation Vita game and it’s the "true fantasy" title Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has been teasing. Famitsu reports Inafune is designing the game and that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan isn’t working on the game alone. Marvelous AQL is also developing Soul Sacrifice. Toriyama and Motomura from SCEJ are producing the title. It isn’t clear if the Toriyama mentioned is Teruyuki Toriyama who worked on Folklore and Demon’s Souls.
In Soul Sacrifice you play as a wizard who is a slave to a cruel magician. You can cast spells, but need to sacrifice items. Players can give up items they collected for basic spells, but powerful magic requires a payment… in flesh. Artwork shows the wizard with his hand in his mouth and pulling chunks of flesh and bone (it might be his spine?) out to cast Excalibur. Other spells require like Gorgon turns your eyes into laser shooting weapons and Gungnir covers your body with bones. Players will fight monsters who, Famitsu says, were people until overuse of magic transformed them.
Soul Sacrifice is slated for release this winter. The game is said to have 1-4 player support via ad-hoc play and Wi-Fi.