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Soul Sacrifice arrives today on the PlayStation Vita and, to celebrate, the developers have released a new launch trailer featuring a mix of live-action wizardry and in-game badassary.
When the PlayStation Network updates later this afternoon, digital shoppers will be able to get their hands on Soul Sacrifice and start murdering the hell out of giant monsters. Or, if you're feeling especially energetic, you could always head on over to your local shop right this very second and pick up a physical copy.
The perk of a digital copy, though, as has finally been revealed through the PlayStation Blog, is that the PSN version of the game will offer all pre-order bonuses for a limited time. These bonuses include a pair of new outfits for your character, a few new items to make offerings out of and the Japanese voice-over pack.
The creation of Keiji Inafune, Soul Sacrifice, as its name implies, is all about determining how much the player is willing to sacrifice in order to obtain ultimate power. You can sacrifice various items, for instance, in order to create a certain spell or ability. If you use the item too many times, however, you will need to spend resources in order to restore its strength. The player can also sacrifice their own body parts for an extremely powerful spell, but those big attacks also come with a huge penalty, like halving your defense.
Even cooler is the fact that you can save or sacrifice your co-op partners. If you need an especially powerful spell, or perhaps a teammate is dying too many times for their own good, or perhaps you're just an evil bastard, you can choose to forfeit their lives for one of the most powerful attacks in the game.
I know folks who have sunk more than 60 hours into the game's demo alone, so it's safe to say that Soul Sacrifice has some hooks that can sink in mighty deep. Look for it today on the PlayStation Vita.