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duckroll
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(05-09-2012, 04:02 PM)
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Conference Update:

Official Site (English): http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/t...lsacrifice/en/

Impressions from Jonnyram:

Originally Posted by Jonnyram

They didn't specify either way but it seems mission-based, like MH. If you die in a battle, and are sacrificed to do your mental attacks, you don't get anything for beating the boss. Only the surviving players get stuff. So it was mentioned that players could tell their mates to sacrifice them and be the hero so the others can win.

They showed a load of attack types. If you use stones, you can make a stone wall shield and carry it around to protect players, or you can surround yourself in a big round boulder and roll around the stage. Wood can be made into a light attack sword. You can attack with your blood (like shot attacks). There were fire and lightning attacks though they didn't show what resources were needed. The whole game moves at a brisk pace you can dart around quickly.

Oh and it seems Mitsuda is doing way more than one track. The two composers seem to be handling half each. The song of Mitsuda's they played was from the beginning when you first find the book. It had female vocals and was full of depression with a tinge of hope. The idea of the story seems to give the prisoner hope.

Originally Posted by Jonnyram

Alright, I think this is how it goes, but don't all rip on me if I'm a little wrong. When an enemy, or an ally, is slain, if you move close to the body, your two palms rise up. One is "rescue" (救済), the other is "sacrifice" (犠牲). For regular enemies, and maybe for allies too, it just takes one player to decide. For the main boss, all players vote, but I'm not sure if they're doing it for their own result, or for a joint result.

The other thing to mention, when a monster, or an ally, is down/hurt, you'll see red text showing up saying stuff like "I want to be with my family" or "I don't want to die". Stuff that's supposed to tug on those heart strings and show that they were once real people, but have somehow gone astray.


First official trailer:

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAClzNSWQ5E

Cam gameplay videos from the event:

Originally Posted by Spiegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48iH1rJpDs8

Originally Posted by C_H_T

6 minute long multiplayer gameplay with boss battle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...=VJLto7Iay0Y#!


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http://www.famitsu.com/news/201205/10014403.html (copy and paste in address bar)

Production Planning: Comcept (Keiji Inafune)
Development: Marvelous AQL
Producion: SCE Japan Studio
Producer: Kentarou Motomura
Assistant Producer: Teruyuki Toriyama
Music: Yasunori Mitsuda, Wataru Hokoyama

http://andriasang.com/con0xf/soul_sacrifice_magic/

The big catch for Keiji Inafune's PlayStation Vita action title Soul Sacrifice is not the "soul," as many had initially expected, but the "sacrifice." As detailed earlier in the day, Soul Sacrifice has you sacrifice body parts to perform powerful magic.

Why would you torture yourself to kill your foes? This is actually part of the background story. You play as a slave who serves a cruel sorcerer.

It appears that you may be fighting people like yourself. Screenshots show massive creatures who apparently used their powerful magic too much and lost their human form.

http://andriasang.com/con0xm/soul_sacrifice_update/

As detailed earlier, the main character is someone who was raised by a cruel sorcerer. Just as the main character is about to be given as a sacrificial offering, a special book appears before him. This book is a demon in book form. It contains the records of past fights between the sorcerer and monsters.

The player enters the world of the book and experiences the stories and fights depicted therein.

Old thread is here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473273

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Last edited by duckroll; 05-10-2012 at 02:31 PM.
Hanmik
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(05-09-2012, 04:05 PM)
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those monsters... those monsters... wauw..
Acquiescence
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(05-09-2012, 04:05 PM)
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Looks utterly barmy.
Danielsan
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(05-09-2012, 04:05 PM)
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Shit. That looks pretty incredible.
LiquidMetal14
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(05-09-2012, 04:06 PM)
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Nice and colorful settings!

Loving the huge monsters too.
gcubed
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(05-09-2012, 04:07 PM)
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hype returning a bit after seeing more shots
ReaperXL7
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(05-09-2012, 04:07 PM)
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do you have to be a subscriber to see the preview? Keep getting 403 forbidden...
LiquidMetal14
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(05-09-2012, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

do you have to be a subscriber to see the preview? Keep getting 403 forbidden...

Come on brother, read the OP.

Lots of pretty cool screenshots too. I hope this makes it over.
phosphor112
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(05-09-2012, 04:08 PM)
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Day 1.
gcubed
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

do you have to be a subscriber to see the preview? Keep getting 403 forbidden...

i refreshed and it worked.
Krev
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(05-09-2012, 04:08 PM)
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It's so weird to see Sony giving a huge push to such a gruesome looking game.
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(05-09-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Come on brother, read the OP.

Lots of pretty cool screenshots too. I hope this makes it over.

ahh nevermind, I did, but I missed that line.

thanks.

Originally Posted by Krev

It's so weird to see Sony giving a huge push to such a gruesome looking game.

Is it? God of War has always done very well for them, I don't think it's strange at all really, maybe more strange that they are pushing it in Japan though.
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(05-09-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Wow. Good people behind it, good teaser, good screenshots and art. Cautiously optimistic, but also pretty excited!
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(05-09-2012, 04:10 PM)
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Aw shit can't wait for that trailer now.
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

do you have to be a subscriber to see the preview? Keep getting 403 forbidden...

copy/paste url in browser
LunaticHigh
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(05-09-2012, 04:10 PM)
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Wow, I actually really like the way it looks. Really need that trailer ASAP.
thetrin
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(05-09-2012, 04:10 PM)
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God DAMN. This looks awesome.
Totobeni
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(05-09-2012, 04:11 PM)
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4 characters vs 1 monster,I guess it's a God Eater/Monster Hunter gory clone,
MoogleWizard
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(05-09-2012, 04:11 PM)
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I was interested in this, hoping it would be from From Software. But this looks crappy.

If you overdo it you lose the effect. They are trying too hard to be shocking with all the gore, it just looks tacky, like a low budget b-horror movie.

I also don't understand what Sony is doing with yet another niche title for the Vita, this system needs games with mass market appeal that can sell well.
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(05-09-2012, 04:11 PM)
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Some of those designs are pretty good in a terrifying way.
Krev
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

Is it? God of War has always done very well for them, I don't think it's strange at all really, maybe more strange that they are pushing it in Japan though.

Yeah, that's what I meant.
szaromir
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(05-09-2012, 04:12 PM)

Disturbing monster design.
Orobi
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)
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Zampano
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)
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Vita am saved!
Chacranajxy
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)
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This is EXACTLY what I want to see Japanese developers working on.
StevePharma
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by szaromir


Disturbing monster design.

Now that's how you do an OOCCOO.

So hype.
nelsonroyale
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)

Originally Posted by MoogleWizard

I was interested in this, hoping it would be from From Software. But this looks crappy.

If you overdo it you lose the effect. They are trying too hard to be shocking with all the gore, it just looks tacky, like a low budget b-horror movie.

I also don't understand what Sony is doing with yet another niche title for the Vita, this system needs games with mass market appeal that can sell well.

funny...I remember a LOT of people saying Demon Souls looked crap after the initial showing.

I am not massively enamoured with the concept, but a dark fantasy setting has me interested and this looks pretty damn impressive considering its on a handheld
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(05-09-2012, 04:13 PM)
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Wow, that is going to look amazing on the Vita screen.
iKeepPlaying
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(05-09-2012, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by szaromir


Disturbing monster design.

It's like a cross-breed between an Oocoo and a Chocobo
Sadist
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Holy crap that looks nice.

Inafking is back

Originally Posted by iKeepPlaying

It's like a cross-breed between an Oocoo and a Chocobo

But would you ride that Chocobo *ROCK*
IonicSnake
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Day 1!
Krev
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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I like how colourful it is.
mocolostrocolos
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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The chicken-dudeface reminds me of those Bayonetta thugs.
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Lovin' it. Graphics look nice too.
Basch
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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okay...
Loudninja
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Looks really cool.
Skilletor
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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That looks really good.

Not keen on gore, but if it plays well, I'm in. Especially with some online coop.
duckroll
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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The artwork for the stage designs are kinda crazy:









LunaticHigh
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potential characters you can play as?
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(05-09-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Any word on release date? End of 2012? Early 2013?
duckroll
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(05-09-2012, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dascu

Any word on release date? End of 2012? Early 2013?

"This Winter."
ItWasMeantToBe19
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(05-09-2012, 04:17 PM)
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Sounds really strange, maybe too strange.
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(05-09-2012, 04:17 PM)
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Beautiful! Glad to see Inafune back in action already!
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(05-09-2012, 04:17 PM)
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This looks amazing, should it turn out good I might even consider buying a Vita. Pretty excited to see more of this for sure.
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SatelliteOfLove
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(05-09-2012, 04:17 PM)
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There's something off about the textures, but MITSUDA!!!!!!!!
SiegfriedFM
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Is that a female protagonist? Her ripping her spine out through her throat is going to go over well...
SteeloDMZ
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(05-09-2012, 04:17 PM)
It looks great. Hopefully the gameplay is there too.
Infinite_Daremo
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(05-09-2012, 04:18 PM)
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So is this a definite MH clone? I need a good grinding game on my Vita.

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