One of the key PS Vita releases due this year is Soul Sacrifice, an action-RPG aiming for the Monster Hunter shaped hole in the console’s schedule. Weekly Famitsu, the most widely read and respected Japanese gaming magazine, has given the game a hugely positive 37 out of 40.
“The game uses the motif of reading a diary to depict the life of a sorcerer who sacrifices himself as he fights,” writes editor Reona Ebihara. “It’s a really original storytelling method! There’s a large variety of magic, including a lot of support skills that come in handy with multiplayer, so it’s fun to set up fights and build new tactics.”
“The story’s deep and rewarding to read, and the battles feature a ton of variety,” added reviewer Daichi Baba. “Throughout the game, the player’s asked to make heavy decisions between being a savior or a mere sacrifice. It’s basically a ‘hunter’-type game, but content-wise, it’s packed with originality. Multiplayer is also uniquely fun.”
Soul Sacrifice is pegged for a May 1st release in Europe, and it certainly looks like Vita owners have something to be excited about.