Soul Sacrifice’s enemies are all that remains of humans who used magic to further their own goals, but as the trade off is turning into a badass giant snake thing I’m not sure what the downside is here.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Comcept founder and former Capcom star Keiji Inafune shared the backstory of the enormous leviathan enemy.
“Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, there were two twin princes. The older twin excelled at everything, and the younger one failed at just as much. The two were so different that it was a wonder that the same blood flowed through their veins. It was like pairing up a giant and a dwarf. The younger brother grew up with a severe inferiority complex and developed an extremely dark personality. He started to enjoy collecting ferocious animals, one in particular being a crocodile from another kingdom. He put the crocodile in a cage, where he tormented it. It was the only time he could ever feel strong.
“Years went by, and it was finally time for the heir to take the throne. Of course, the chosen heir was none other than the eldest of the twin brothers. Jealous, the younger prince stormed off to his room. He sat there, staring at his crocodile. ‘If only I could get the crocodile to kill my brother…’ he thought. Just then a strange voice resonated in the room and the prince could feel his body drown in magic.”
Don’t trail off man, that was just getting good.
Inafune also detailed Ghost Mode, which we learned about a few months ago thanks to Famitsu translations. The developer revealed that players who have fallen in battle will be able to freely observe enemy and ally status information, invisible to living characters, and will be able to buff allies or weaken enemies.
As an aside, Inafune revealed a couple more details of co-op multiplayer in general, noting that players will use allies as magic catalysts and will be able to use magic to stop time, allowing allies to attack, or heal them.
Soul Sacrifice is due on Vita in Japan on March 7, and will be available as a snazzy limited edition console bundle. A western release has been confirmed but not dated for the dark fantasy RPG.