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PS Vita Exclusive "Soul Sacrifice" Scores 37/40 In Famitsu

A game with soul going down well in Japan.

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.

You can read our preview of the game here.

Via Polygon.

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  1. DividSmythe
    Since: May 2012

    Good as far as I’m aware Famitsu are hard to impress. They also liked D4G in which I’m blown away by. So it looks like this is also a must buy.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 23:13.
    • JesseDeya
      Since: Jan 2010


      Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 07:15.
      • DividSmythe
        Since: May 2012

        Persona 4 Golden

        Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 07:46.
      • JesseDeya
        Since: Jan 2010

        That’s what I thought you must have meant ;)

        Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 07:56.
  2. Airiaen
    Since: Aug 2009

    Should be interesting to play, just hope it can provide the same insane time i’ve spent on Monster hunter and Phantasy Star Portable 2. Also is it online? if not its stupid that Sony haven’t made anything like Adhoc Party for the Vita. A great app that should be on each handheld I believe.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 23:26.
    Since: Sep 2012

    From what i’ve seen of the trailers this game looks the biz.Looking forward to the release date as it’s a day one me thinks.

    Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 00:16.
  4. JesseDeya
    Since: Jan 2010

    I’ve not been a huge JRPG player in the past, but Vita is making it really fun to get into these titles. Currently working through Ragnarok Odyssey but really hanging for Soul Sacrifice’s similarity to Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.


    Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 07:18.
  5. KeRaSh
    Since: Nov 2009

    I can’t really get excited for this game, no matter how hard I try. I’m not a fan of Monster Hunter to begin with and the upcoming release schedule for the PS3 being what it is, I’ll probably give this a miss.
    Hopefully Phantasy Star Online 2 makes it to the US and EU store soon…

    Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 07:22.
  6. Kite
    Since: Apr 2010

    You mean that japanese magazine that gave 39/40 to FFXIII?

    Famitsu means nothing to me!

    Comment posted on 28/02/2013 at 10:48.

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