Mega Man Creator Heading Up Soul Sacrifice
Famitsu Magazine (via Andriasang) has scored the first scoop on Soul Sacrifice, the previously-teased title from Sony Studio Japan. Apparently Mega Man creator Keiji Infafune will be heading up the project with Marvelous AQL, marking a return to mainstream development. Soul Sacrifice promises to be a gruesome and creepy horror game on the PS Vita, featuring a truly nasty spellcasting mechanic that demands painful self-sacrifice. More details and a trailer below.
Andriasang's ever-reliable sources claim that Soul Sacrifice will target a winter release in Japan, currently standing at 50% complete. Described as a horror-meets-action game set in a dark fantasy universe, the project will focus on powerful magic spells that require players to sacrifice valuables, objects... or body parts. For example, lopping off a few fingers will summon the Gleipnir, while Gorgons can be controlled by ripping your own eyes out. More gameplay features will be forthcoming over the next 24 hours, since Sony and Famitsu have reveals primed.
Multiplayer support for 2-4 players has also been hinted at.
With the PS Vita increasingly coming under fire for its software selection, we're glad that some new (and throughly nasty, by the sounds of things) titles are coming out of the woodwork pre-E3.