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Free Soul Sacrifice DLC Out Today

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Jonathan Lester
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Soul Sacrifice | Playstation Vita

Free Soul Sacrifice DLC Out Today

Soul Sacrifice has received a free DLC pack as part of today's PSN Store update, which introduces eight new quests, a new map, more bosses and even some Augmented Reality functions to the addictive spell-slinging Vita title. You'll need to update the game to version 1.1 on the LiveArea Menu before grabbing the new content from the store.

We've got the full details below and a Soul Sacrifice review for your consideration. Personally, I've been thoroughly enjoying it both online and solo, but I hope that a sequel can add more personality and a sense of fun to the proceedings. Newcomers should start out with our handy Soul Sacrifice survival guide.

  • New quests: Eight new quests will be added upon using the unlock key. To play the quests, go to Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Avalon Pacts > Forgotten Pact > Hour of Amber (game progress required). In these new quests, you will see two new boss characters called Dullahan and Behemoth and a new map called Caverns of Goliath.
  • About Dullahan: There was once a knight whose name was known the world over... But it was not his abilities that had made him famous. Indeed, he was viewed with curiosity, not respect. Many thought him downright unsettling; it was the way in which he did battle. While most warriors took pleasure in striking their enemies and avoiding their blows, this knight was the exact opposite. Apparently he would howl with joy whenever struck, and his face would twist with satisfaction...
  • About Behemoth: In a quiet town, a young boy lived together with his parents. He had always had a big appetite, even since he was an infant. Above all, apples were his favourite. Any day he had an apple at hand was a happy day to him. And his parents, knowing this, had an easy time raising him. Though they spoiled him in his infancy, there came a day when even his parents refused his demands for apples. The tantrum he threw was frightening. By that point, he was massively obese, easily weighing as much as three grown men. To say the thrashings of a boy that size were beyond his parents' handling is an understatement...
  • New map: Caverns of Goliath: You're basically inside the body of a soldier who turned into a giant. The digestive fluid is always being secreted, so you constantly lose your HP just being there. The battle against Dullahan there will be quite challenging!
  • New Black Rite: Berserker: Download the free unlock key from PlayStation Store to add Berserker as your new Black Rite. Offer your brain to unleash its potential. The price for using this Black Rite will be to have redacted info on equipped Offerings. So you will not be able to see what Offerings you've set on each button.
  • Posting to Twitter and Facebook: You can post your play information - such as the number of sacrifices/saves, or the status of your right arm - to Twitter/Facebook once a day. You will gain lacrima by sharing your stats with your friends!
  • Discovery Pact (AR cards required): Use AR cards to summon your character and collect numerous "memories." These memories are revealed using Mind's Eye, and can be collected simply by touching them. After one memory has been collected, others become harder to find for a time. Memories can be exchanged for lacrima once collected. I recommend doing this mini-game if you use Black Rites often in the game to undo the price!

 

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Late  May. 29, 2013 at 14:03

Free? DLC?
The world's gone crazy!

JonLester  May. 29, 2013 at 16:09

Aside from the Network Pass (which is a personal bugbear of mine), I really like Sony's approach to Soul Sacrifice. They released it at £29.99 RRP - both in stores and on PSN - after giving us a massive free demo that lets us keep our progress and even awards a special item. The update includes a huge amount of free quest content, and the DLC is... also free.

This is a realistic assessment of an enjoyable yet undeniably niche game, and one that's creating an audience of happy gamers who'll probably queue up for a sequel or a big paid expansion. I doubt development costs broke the bank either, so everyone's probably come out of this with a smile on their face.

I'd like to see Sony doing more of this - and perhaps convincing some of their third party partners to follow suit (£59.99 for Fuse, EA? Really?).

Last edited by JonLester, May. 29, 2013 at 16:12

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