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Soul Sacrifice

Platform(s): PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEE (EU), SCEA (US)
Developer: Marvelous
Release Date: April 30, 2013 (US), May 1, 2013 (EU)

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'Soul Sacrifice' (PSV) Free DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 5, 2013 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT

Soul Sacrifice is a new action game from former Capcom exec Keiji Inafune, known for Mega Man and Resident Evil, revolving around self sacrifice, offering up body parts to generate spells during combat.

The theme of Soul Sacrifice is “reality blended experience," where reality blends into a fantasy world.

The word “fantasy” normally points to a story that is fictitious; however, with Soul Sacrifice the developers wanted to illustrate a “reality” within a fantasy that wasn’t sugar-coated. It’s not about focusing on the strange, but to flip the commonly held concept of what a fantasy theme should be with the concept of “reality.”

Cruelty is a reality in our world, and we have to make sacrifices and pay costs on a daily basis. Keiji Inafune wanted to blend this “reality” theme into a fantasy world, one filled with magic, and create a new type of gaming experience that relied on the player making sacrifices in order to obtain great power.

There is a “dark pleasure” lying in between fiction and reality that none of us knew was there. If you simply think of it as a “dark fantasy,” then your expectations will be betrayed – but in a good way.

Another key feature of this game is the concept of “sacrifice.” In order to use sorcery during fierce battles, you must be willing to make a sacrifice – ranging from personal belongings, a limb, maybe even a life. How much would you be willing to sacrifice to gain ultimate power?

On June 11th Marvelous will released new DLC that include eight more quests and two new boss characters — “Dwarf” and “Ogre”.

To play the new quests, go to Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Avalon Pacts > Forgotten Pact > Hour of Harlequin. Game progress to a certain point may be required.

About the Dwarf

There were once three men who did nothing but drink from morning until night. They were always the drunkest people in any tavern, and would argue and fight with other customers over the smallest thing. Having lost their jobs at the mine where they worked, the men had no source of income. The only things they owned were their well-used hammers, which no-one wanted to buy. Their drunkenness and destitution was a cause of great concern to anyone who saw them, but the men themselves seemed happy enough. This happiness would not last, however. Before long, the men had spent the last of their money…

About the Ogre

In a kingdom of some note, a woman was appointed palace chef for the first time in its history.

Once a simple town girl, she rose to such heights by applying all kinds of knowledge to her food. Not only did her cooking taste delicious, it had the power to cure illness and soothe the heart. Several years passed until, for some unimaginable reason, she was thrown in a dungeon to await execution. Lying in her cell, she had time to reflect on her life thus far.

If you haven’t downloaded last week's content yet, please make sure to update your game to version 1.10 from LiveArea and then visit PlayStation Store to download unlock keys for free! Otherwise, you’ll be missing out on new quests, a new map (Caverns of Goliath), a new Black Rite (Berserker), and new functionality (like posting play stats on Twitter or Facebook).


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