The excitement is growing.

Both the European and US PlayStation Blogs have updated with a release date for the hugely anticipated Soul Sacrifice, a monster hunting title by ex-Capcom developer Keji Inafune which explores dark themes and lets players sacrifice limbs in order to become more powerful in certain aspects. The title will launch on April the 30th in the United States, and as usual, a day later in the EU on May 1st, since the PSN store updates in the US on Tuesdays and in the EU on Wednesdays. The US box art, which is essentially the same as the Japanese box art, has also been shown.

The blogs have also revealed pre-order incentives for the title. There will be two exclusive costumes which players will be able to download, and in addition to that they get three exclusive items to aid them in battle:

  • Spirits’ Flamepike – Shards of the spear provided by Fire spirits, unleashing a five hit combo attack with heat effects
  • Spirits’ Blightstone – Explosive stones with poison effects provided by the spirits
  • Spirits’ Fulgurwood – Root provided by the Thunder spirits. Tracks enemies on the ground and attacks with thunder spell

In addition to these items, players who pre-order will also be able to download the Japanese audio track for the game at no added costs. Keji Inafune, legendary video game designer and CEO of the studio behind Soul Sacrifice also wanted to share the following words:

“I’m excited that we are finally able to announce the release date of Soul Sacrifice. I have put all my passion and soul into the game’s concept and my talented team has made an incredible effort to create the best game it could ever be. I’m confident that we’ve created an extremely engaging game that you will enjoy playing.

“The game has become nothing like any other game with an original and deep world settings which could only be possible in a dark fantasy environment. I’m looking forward to you being able to experience the unique adventure of real heroism in Soul Sacrifice. Immerse yourself in the world of Soul Sacrifice and have fun playing it!”

Via: PlayStation Blog Europe & PlayStation Blog US

  • Mike Evans

    It’s about time Sony officially announced the localization of Soul Sacrifice. Can’t wait for this one.

  • Jon Harding-Rathbone

    Yes! Like Mike, I also can’t wait! Fingers crossed it’s an absolute “must have” that will send many Vita’s flying off the shelves.

    • I hope so. Don’t forget we haven’t had Ragnarok Odyssey here either yet…or P4G. I’m going to end up with no time!